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
Owner India Cements
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Coach Stephen Fleming
Colours Yellow
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.

Name Playing Role
Suresh Raina (R) Batsman
Faf du Plessis (R) Batsman
Ruturaj Gaikwad (R) Batsman
Ambati Rayudu (R) Batsman
Cheteshwar Pujara 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
Moeen Ali All-Rounder
K Gowtham 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
2019 Champions Runners-up
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

Year Played Wins Losses Tied NR Win % Position
2008 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 2/8
2009 15 8 6 0 1 53.33 4/8
2010 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 1/8
2011 16 11 5 0 0 68.75 1/10
2012 19 10 8 0 1 52.63 2/9
2013 18 12 6 0 0 66.67 2/9
2014 16 10 6 0 0 62.5 2/8
2015 17 10 7 0 0 58.82 2/8
2018 16 11 5 0 0 68.75 1/8
2019 17 10 7 0 0 58.82 2/8
2020 14 6 8 0 0 42.85% 7/8
Total 180 106 72 0 2 58.88%

Ending Note

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?