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Chennai Super Kings Team-CSK : All You Need To Know About The Men in Yellow

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team can safely be called the Indian Premier League’s (IPL’s) most successful teams. The Men in Yellow have successfully lifted the IPL title on five occasions (2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023). Skipper MS Dhoni remains the poster boy of CSK. In this blog, we will look at everything about CSK, its history, stats, rivalries, social media, etc.

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CSK Squad in IPL 2024

MS Dhoni (c), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly.

About CSK- The King of IPL

Nickname CSK, King of IPL
League Indian Premier League
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Coach Stephen Fleming
Owner N. Srinivasan
Team information
City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Colors Yellow
Founded 2008
Home ground M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Capacity 50,000
Secondary home ground(s) JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
History
Indian Premier League wins 5 (2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023)
CLT20 wins 2 (2010, 2014)
Official website chennaisuperkings.com

CSK- Chennai Super Kings History

CSK- Chennai Super Kings History | KreedOn
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IPL’s concept was relatively new for everyone. Even the idea of T20 cricket hadn’t sunk in the viewers. In January 2008, the first auctions took place. MS Dhoni became the costliest player in the auction for 1.5 million dollars. CSK bought experienced foreign players like Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Muttiah Muralitharan, Stephen Fleming along with the Indian core.

Team CSK played their first game on 19 April 2008 against Kings XI Punjab. The Super Kings (CSK) posted 240/5 in 20 overs and won the game by 33 runs. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side reached the finals but ultimately lost to Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals.

They hold the record for the most IPL titles, having won five championships (equally with the Mumbai Indians), appeared in ten finals, and reached the playoffs in 12 out of 14 seasons played, surpassing all other teams in this regard. MS Dhoni has been the team’s captain since its inception, while Stephen Fleming currently serves as the coach. In January 2022, CSK achieved the distinction of becoming India’s pioneer unicorn sports enterprise.

Following their owners’ implication in the 2013 IPL betting case, the team faced a two-year suspension from the IPL starting in July 2015. However, they made a triumphant return in 2018 by clinching the title. Furthermore, they claimed victory in the Champions League Twenty20 tournaments of 2010 and 2014.

CSK- Brand Value

The CSK franchise is owned by India Cements which makes it one of the most expensive team in the league. Former ICC Chairman N Srinivasan is the owner of the side as he was the managing director of India Cements Ltd.

However, the franchise of CSK was transferred to a separate entity named Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd, after the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial amendment that allowed board officials to have a commercial interest in the IPL and Champions League T20.

In May 2013, Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Srinivasan, was arrested on charges of placing bets on IPL matches. In February 2014, the three-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India enquired into the betting case indicted Meiyappan for illegal betting during the 2013 IPL, and the CSK squad was banned for a couple of years – 2016 and 2017 respectively. The ban was lifted and the team CSK returned in 2018. As of 2022, they are the second most valuable IPL franchise with a valuation of roughly $1.15 billion.

CSK Team Performance

CSK Team Performance - KreedOn
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IPL

Year League standing Final standing
2008 3rd out of 8 Runners-up
2009 2nd out of 8 Semi-finalists
2010 3rd out of 8 Champions
2011 2nd out of 10 Champions
2012 4th out of 9 Runners-up
2013 1st out of 9 Runners-up
2014 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2015 1st out of 8 Runners-up
2016 Suspended
2017 Suspended
2018 2nd out of 8 Champions
2019 2nd out of 8 Runners-up
2020 7th out of 8 League stage
2021 2nd out of 8 Champions
2022 9th out of 10 League stage
2023 2nd out of 10 Champions

Champions League T20

Year League standing Final standing
2008 Cancelled
2009 DNQ
2010 1st out of 10 Champions
2011 5th out of 10 League stage
2012 5th out of 10 League stage
2013 4th out of 10 Semi-finalists
2014 1st out of 10 Champions

Individual Performance Stats

Most runs

Rank Runs Player Matches Innings Period
1 4,687 Suresh Raina 176 171 2008-2021
2 4,508 MS Dhoni 220 191 2008-2023
3 2,721 Faf du Plessis 92 86 2012-2021
4 1,932 Ambati Rayudu 90 80 2018-2023
5 1,768 Ruturaj Gaikwad 52 51 2020-2023
Source- Wikipedia

Most wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Innings Runs Period
1 140 Dwayne Bravo 116 113 3,147 2011-2022
2 125 Ravindra Jadeja 158 145 3,234 2012-2023
3 90 Ravichandran Ashwin 97 94 2,180 2009-2015
4 76 Albie Morkel 78 75 2,054 2008-2013
5 71 Deepak Chahar 68 68 1,788 2018-2023
Source- wikipedia

CSK’s 1st Win in IPL

CSK First win - KreedOn
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CSK had a meek start to the 2010 season, winning only 2 out off 7 games. Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina’s immense contributions made them win the next 4 games out of 5. On the back of an inspired spell from Doug Bollinger of 4 for 13 in four overs, they defeated Deccan Chargers in the semifinals. CSK also went on to win the finals against Mumbai Indians by 22 runs.

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Chennai Super Kings Sponsors & Kits

Year Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (front) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest branding
2008 Reebok Aircel India Cements Gulf Oil
2009 Nivaran 90
2010 Coromandel King
2011 Gulf Oil
2012
2013
2014
2015 Spartan
2018 SEVEN The Muthoot Group
2019
2020
2021 Myntra
2022 TVS Eurogrip
2023
2024 Etihad Airways

(Source- Wikipedia)

CSK Rivalries

With MI

The competition between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is renowned in the IPL, marked by numerous encounters, making them the most frequently matched teams in the league. Both teams, known for their high spending in player auctions, stand as the pinnacle of IPL success. They have clashed in the IPL final four times, with Mumbai emerging victorious on three occasions, while Chennai claimed victory once.

With RCB

The rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore has its roots in the longstanding Kaveri River water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This contest, often referred to as the “Kaveri derby” or the “South Indian derby,” reached its peak during the 2011 IPL final, where Chennai Super Kings emerged triumphant over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their sole meeting at an IPL final.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Social Media

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