|Ground||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|Owner(s)||N. Srinivasan (India Cements)|
|TEAM FULL NAME||Chennai Super Kings|
|GROUND||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|TEAM OWNER(S)||N. Srinivasan (India Cements)|
|PROMINENT PLAYERS||MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi|
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023 Captain, Vice-Captain, Brand Ambassador, Logo Details
Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Vice Captain: N/A
Theme Song: Whistle Podu
Logo: An orange lion head on a yellow background with Chennai Super Kings inscribed in blue.
Chennai Super Kings is a cricket franchise which makes its appearances in the Indian Premier League. Popularly known as CSK, the team was founded in 2008 by India Cements and has been one of the most dominant teams in the Indian Premier League.
The team is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and has reached the playoffs in 10 out of the 11 seasons they played. Chennai Super Kings have won 4 IPL Titles so far, making them the second-most successful franchise in the history of the tournament.
The Chennai Super Kings had a lot of prominent players such Michael Hussey and Muttiah Muralitharan along with the skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team entered the finals but was defeated by Rajasthan Royals.
The Chennai Super Kings failed to enter the finals as they faced a defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semifinals, who had their best performance that season.
The Chennai Super Kings won their first title in 2010, after they beat Mumbai Indians to win the match.
The team retained its title, and won two IPL tournaments in a row and became the first team to do so.
The Super Kings reached the finals once again, but a hat-trick title was prevented by the Kolkata Knight Riders who won their first title that season.
With another journey to the final, the CSK were stopped this time by Mumbai Indians who claimed their first IPL Title.
After a long time, the Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the finals but had a great season in the CLT20.
Once again, the Chennai Super Kings lost a final to the Mumbai Indians.
The team was suspended.
The team was suspended.
The team returned to the league and won its third IPL title.
Chennai Super Kings reached the finals, but failed to win their fourth title.
It was the first IPL season where the Chennai Super Kings participated but did not qualify for the playoffs.
They came back strongly in this season and won their 4th IPL title after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.
Chennai Super Kings had a disappointing run in the 15th edition as they ended up on the 9th spot with just 4 wins in 14 matches. This was only the second time when the franchise failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Find the CSK Match schedule, timings, venues and match details on Sportskeeda.
CSK Administration and Support Staff
Team Director: Subramanian Palaniappan
Team & Cricket Operations Manager: Russell Radhakrishnan
Team & Cricket Operations Manager: R Russell
Head Coach: Stephen Fleming
Batting Coach: Michael Hussey
Bowling Coach: Lakshmipathy Balaji, and Dwayne Bravo
Bowling Consultant: Eric Simmons
Fielding Coach: Rajiv Kumar
High Performance Analyst: Lakshmi Narayanan
Trainer: Gregory King
Team Doctor: Dr. Madhu Thottappillil
Logistics Manager: Sanjay Natarajan
Team Masseur: Khalil Khan
Bowling Talent Development and Analytics: Lakshmi Narayanan
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Gregory King
Physiotherapist: Tommy Simsek
The Principal Team Partner of Chennai Super Kings is TVS EuroGrip which has signed a three-year deal with the franchise from 2022-24. More information on the sponsors for the upcoming IPL is yet to be released by the franchise.
CSK - Batting Stats
Most Runs: Suresh Raina: 5529 runs
Most Fifties: Suresh Raina: 40 fifties
Fastest Fifty: Suresh Raina: 16 balls
Fastest Century: Murali Vijay: 46 balls
Best Batting Average: Michael Hussey: 40.98
Best Strike Rate: Albie Morkel: 142.25
Most Sixes: Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 225
Most Fours: Suresh Raina: 494
Highest Individual Score: Murali Vijay: 127
CSK - Bowling Stats
Most Wickets: Dwayne Bravo: 154 wickets
Best Economy: Muttiah Muralitharan: 6.28
Best Bowling Figures: Ravindra Jadeja: 4.0-16-5
Best Bowling Average: Ashish Nehra: 18.60 (minimum 500 balls)
Most Maidens: Deepak Chahar: 6
Most Runs Conceded: Lungi Ngidi: 4.0-62-0
Most 4 Wickets: Ravindra Jadeja: 4
CSK - Team Stats
Highest Team Total: 246/5 (against Rajasthan Royals on 3 April 2010 at Chennai)
Lowest Team Total: 79 (against Mumbai Indians on 5 May 2013 at Mumbai)
|Year||Captain||Result||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wickets|
|Ravindra Jdeja / MS Dhoni||9th||Ruturaj Gaikwad||368||Dwayne Bravo||16|
|2021||MS Dhoni||Champions||Ruturaj Gaikwad||635||Shardul Thakur||21|
|2020||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||7th||Faf du Plessis||449||Sam Curran||13|
|2019||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Runners Up||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||416||Imran Tahir||26|
|2018||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Champions||Ambati Rayudu||602||Shardul Thakur||16|
|2015||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Runners Up||Brendon McCullum||436||Dwayne Bravo||26|
|2014||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Playoffs||Dwayne Smith||566||Mohit Sharma||23|
|2013||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Runners Up||Michael Hussey||733||Dwayne Bravo||32|
|2012||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Runners Up||Suresh Raina||441||Dwayne Bravo||15|
|2011||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Champions||Michael Hussey||492||Ravichandran Ashwin||20|
|2010||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Champions||Suresh Raina||520||Muttiah Muralitharan||15|
|2009||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Semifinals||Matthew Hayden||572||Muttiah Muralitharan||14|
|2008||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Runners Up||Suresh Raina||421||Manpreet Gony||17|
The updated list of Chennai Super Kings Team 2023 can be viewed here.
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023 Squad - Players to Watch out
The Chennai Super Kings do not have a pool of match winners, still it is one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. This is made possible because the CSK players list consists of a large number of consistent performers, who are led by one of the best captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni. There are many prominent players to watch out in the CSK 2023 squad, such as:
#1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The skipper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the driving forces behind the team. He has led the team to 4 IPL championships with an entry into the playoffs in 11 out of the 13 seasons the team played. This number is still the highest by any franchise. Dhoni is the second-highest run scorer for CSK and therefore, he is expected to bring in his experience to play and make CSK win back the title this year.
#2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
This young man has been a sensation for the yellow franchise. Gaikwad has featured in just 3 IPL seasons thus far and he is already up in the ranks, considered as one of the most dangerous opening batsmen in the competition. He emerged as the leading-run scorer for the franchise in the previous two seasons. Ruturaj even backed the orange cap in the 2021 season with 635 runs under his belt, which shows his potential to score big. CSK will heavily rely on him to go all guns blazing and give the team a good impetus right from the start of their batting innings.
#3. Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar has been one of the most improved cricketers for the Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni often uses him to bowl out in the first 7 overs with the new ball. On the back of some brilliant new ball bowling in the IPL, the older Chahar brother also got into the national side, thanks to his splendid performance in the IPL. Chahar is an experienced campaigner, who is lethal with the new ball and CSK will hope for him to strike in the powerplay and keep things tight against the opponent.
#4. Ambati Rayudu
Since the time Rayudu joined the franchise, he saw a huge transformation in his career when he got the opportunity to play up the order. In his first season with CSK, Rayudu scored 602 runs including a century and 3 fifties. He has been the side’s regular performer with great athleticism on the field too. One of the veterans of the IPL, he will be expected to bind the team’s batting order and go big with the bat.
#5. Ravindra Jadeja
This man is undoubtedly one of the most lethal all rounders in the game. Jadeja has a great knack of picking up wickets with his left-arm spin, which is also handy when the side needs to exert pressure on the batting of the opposition. His batting down the order has produced match-winning performances for the team over the years and they’ll bank on him to bring in his A-game as CSK heads into the tournament with a 5th title in sight.