Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Vice Captain: N/A
Theme Song: Whistle Podu
Major Rival(s): Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians
Logo: An orange lion head on a yellow background with Chennai Super Kings inscribed in blue.
Table of Contents
- Administration and Support Staff
- Team Sponsors
- CSK - Batting Stats
- CSK - Bowling Stats
- CSK - Team Stats
- Team Performance
- Chennai Super Kings Squad - Players to Watch out
- FAQs on Chennai Super Kings
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 3 IPL Titles so far, and have been the Runners Up on 4 occasions.
Who is the owner of CSK in 2021?
2008: 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.
2009: 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.
2010: The Chennai Super Kings won their first title in 2010, after they beat Mumbai Indians to win the match.
2011: The team retained its title, and won two IPL tournaments in a row and became the first team to do so.
2012: 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.
2013: With another journey to the final, the CSK were stopped this time by Mumbai Indians who claimed their first IPL Title.
2014: After a long time, the Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the finals but had a great season in the CLT20.
2015: Once again, the Chennai Super Kings lost a final to the Mumbai Indians.
2016: The team was suspended.
2017: The team was suspended.
2018: The team returned to the league and won its third IPL title.
2019: Chennai Super Kings reached the finals, but failed to win their fourth title.
2020: It was the first IPL season where the Chennai Super Kings participated but did not qualify for the playoffs.
2021: The Chennai Super Kings added Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, MH Reddy, KB Varma and C Hari Nishaanth to their squad.
Administration and Support Staff
Team Director: Subramanian Palaniappan
Team & Cricket Operations Manager: R Russell
Head Coach: Stephen Fleming
Batting Coach: Michael Hussey
Bowling Coach: Lakshmipathy Balaji
Fielding Coach: Rajiv Kumar
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 The Muthoot Group, which had extended its contract with the CSK IPL team in 2018, until 2021. The Chennai Super Kings is sponsored by a number of other partners, including SEVEN, which is the official jersey partner of the team. SEVEN is owned by the skipper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Another sponsor of Chennai Super Kings headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is Gulf Lubricants.
A major part of the sponsorship is on India Cements, which is the parent company of the owner of the CSK Franchise. ACT Fibernet has been signed as the official internet partner of the team, alongside NOVA and iB Cricket, who are the digital media partners of the team. The radio partners of Chennai Super Kings are Hello FM and Fever FM. In 2020, ASAP joined as the official energy partner for the team.
Also see: CSK 2021 Schedule
The merchandise of CSK is sponsored by a number of brands, such as NAC Jewellers, Boat, Sonata, The Souled Store, CoveritUp and Lilliputhub. Certain other brands such as Myntra, British Empire, SNJ 10000, Jio, Nippon Paint, equitas, Clear, BKT, Dream11, Atlasware, Basics, Christy Textiles, Kaadoo, Klaygrill, Lamy, Levista, nasher miles, SEVEN, etc. also sponsor the CSK Franchise.
CSK - Batting Stats
Most Runs: Suresh Raina: 5369 runs
Most Centuries: Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson: 2
Most Fifties: Suresh Raina: 37 fifties
Fastest Fifty: Suresh Raina: 16 balls
Fastest Century: Murali Vijay: 46 balls
Best Batting Average: David Hussey: 58.00
Best Strike Rate: Scott Styris: 250.00
Most Sixes: Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 212
Most Fours: Suresh Raina: 481
Highest Individual Score: Murali Vijay: 127
CSK - Bowling Stats
Most Wickets: Dwayne Bravo: 124 wickets
Best Economy: Muttiah Muralitharan: 6.28
Best Bowling Figures: Ravindra Jadeja: 4.0-16-5
Best Bowling Average: Lungi Ngidi: 16.15
Most Maidens: Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar: 5
Most Runs Conceded: Mohit Sharma: 4.0-58-0
Most 4 Wickets: Ravindra Jadeja: 3
Most Hat-tricks: Shane Watson, Makahya Ntini and Lakshmipathy Balaji: 1
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|
|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|
Chennai Super Kings 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 2020 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 playoffs in all the eleven seasons the team has participated in. Therefore, he is expected to repeat the performance and bring the trophy back to Chennai Super Kings.
#2. Suresh Raina
The highest scorer of Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina has been the most reliable batsman of the team and has played every match of the franchise. With multiple records, Suresh Raina is living under high expectations this season as well.
#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 has made his international debut.
#4. Faf du Plessis
The former Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, has time and again proved his worth for the franchise in both batting and fielding. He has a strong frontfoot defence, powered by his hard hitting abilities which makes him a very important part of the team. His agility on the field is also a crucial reason why he has been a part of the franchise for long.
#5. Lungi Ngidi
The powerhouse of Proteas pace attack has been a star performer for the Chennai Super Kings. He will lead the foreign pace contingent for the Men in Yellow during IPL 2021 and provide the great MS Dhoni an arsenal of pacers to generate pace and bounce off wickets like those at Wankhede in Mumbai.
FAQs on Chennai Super Kings:-
1: Why was Chennai Super Kings banned?
A: Chennai Super Kings was banned for two years, i.e. 2016 and 2017 seasons for the betting activities indulged into by one of its key officials, Gurunath Meiyappan.
2: Who is the owner of Chennai Super Kings?
A: The Chennai Super Kings is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, a subsidiary of India Cements.
3: How many times have Chennai Super Kings won IPL?
A: Chennai Super Kings have won 3 IPL Titles – in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
4: Will Dhoni play for CSK in 2021?
A: Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the captain for the CSK 2021 squad.