Chennai Super Kings: The True King Of IPL
|Chennai Super Kings Overview|
|Full Name||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)|
|City||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Home Ground||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|Captain||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|IPL Wins||3 (2010, 2011, 2018)|
Chennai Super Kings can be undoubtedly called one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL. Let’s know more about the historic wins of CSK in the past, followed by some information about the current squad.
CSK Squad 2021
The Chennai Super Kings team 2021 will strive to retain their lost position in IPL history. MS Dhoni will return as the captain with other key players like Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis. Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir are Chennai Super Kings 2021 players. Sam Curran and Ruturaj Gaikwad are two of the young talents that the team will rely upon.
|Suresh Raina (R)||Batsman|
|Faf du Plessis (R)||Batsman|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad (R)||Batsman|
|Ambati Rayudu (R)||Batsman|
|C Hari Nishanth||Batsman|
|MS Dhoni (R)||Wicket Keeper|
|Narayan Jagadeesan (R)||Wicket Keeper|
|Karn Sharma (R)||All-Rounder|
|Dwayne Bravo (R)||All-Rounder|
|Sam Curran (R)||All-Rounder|
|Ravindra Jadeja (R)||All-Rounder|
|Mitchell Santner (R)||Bowler|
|Shardul Thakur (R)||Bowler|
|KM Asif (R)||Bowler|
|Lungi Ngidi (R)||Bowler|
|Imran Tahir (R)||Bowler|
|Deepak Chahar (R)||Bowler|
|M Harisankar Reddy||Bowler|
|K. Bhagath Varma||Bowler|
When the auctions for the first season of the IPL took place, MS Dhoni emerged as the most expensive player. The team has been led by captain-cool since then. And under the able leadership of Dhoni, the CSK team players have tasted success on many occasions.
Chennai Super Kings Team History
Chennai Super Kings team reached the finals in the first season of the IPL. However, they lost to Rajasthan Royals and emerged as the runners up. Suresh Raina was the top batsmen in the team with 421 runs. However, CSK first tasted victory in the year 2010. They had a meek start in that season but went to the finals by defeating Deccan Chargers. In the finals, they had to face Mumbai Indians. CSK won the title for the first time by beating Mumbai Indians by 22 runs.
Chennai Super Kings Team Performance
|Year||League Standing||Final Standing|
|2008||3rd out of 8||Runners-up|
|2009||2nd out of 8||Semifinalists|
|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|
|2018||2nd out of 8||Champions|
|2020||7th out of 8||League stage|
The Chennai franchise experienced yet another win in the 2011 season. The CSK players list for that season boasted of names like Murali Vijay, Mike Hussey, R. Ashwin and others, and the regulars like Dhoni and Raina. In the match that determined who will qualify in the final, CSK had to face RCB. Royal Challengers Bangalore was defeated by six wickets, but the team entered the final in the next chance. However, it was again CSK who tasted victory.
The succeeding years were not too successful for CSK. But the team made a comeback in the 2018 season. CSK was second in the league stage, with Sunrisers Hyderabad topping it. CSK had to face Sunrisers Hyderabad in both the qualifier and the final. CSK won both times, ultimately lifting the trophy for the first time. The team made its eighth appearance in the finals for the 2019 season. However, they emerged as the runners up. The 2020 season was disastrous for CSK as it was the first team to be eliminated from the race to the final.
Chennai Super Kings Team Awards And Achievements
- Fair Play Award 2008
- Winner IPL 2010 (King of IPL)
- Fair Play Award 2010
- Winner Champions League T20 2010
- Winner IPL 2011 (King of IPL)
- Fair Play Award 2011, 2013, 2014
- Winner Champions League T20 2014
- Fair Play Award 2015
- Winner IPL 2018 (King of IPL)
Chennai Super Kings IPL Summary
The chennai super kings 2021 team list seems promising. Fans are eagerly waiting for the team to make a comeback in this season of the IPL. Do you think that the men in yellow will leave a mark on IPL 2021 with their performances?