Chennai Super Kings

Founded: 2008

Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad

Coach: Stephen Fleming

Home ground: MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai 

IPL titles: 5 (2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023)

Owners: India Cements 

The Chennai Super Kings are a professional cricket franchise based in Chenna. The team competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is one of the most successful and popular franchises in the IPL. The team was founded in 2008 and is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd, a subsidiary of India Cements. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai serves as the home ground for CSK. The team’s colors are yellow and blue, and they are often referred to as the “Men in Yellow.” Led by their charismatic captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK has been known for its consistent performance and a strong fan base. The franchise has won multiple IPL titles, showcasing a blend of experienced international players and talented Indian cricketers. CSK has a reputation for its strategic approach to team building and its ability to perform well under pressure, making them a formidable force in the IPL.

CSK Squad

MS Dhoni, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana

CSK Short bio 

Chennai Super Kings are a well-oiled unit who have lifted the IPL trophy on five different occasions. After losing the final in their inaugural season to the Rajasthan Royals in 2008, the side lifted the trophy in two consecutive seasons in 2010 and 2011. The side led by MSD made a comeback to lift the trophy in 2018 and then followed it up with a victory in 2021 as well. 

While IPL 2022 was a dull season for the CSK, fueled by speculations of the retirement of Captain Cool, CSK bounced back strongly in IPL 2023, clinching the title after defeating the Gujarat Titans in the finals in Ahmedabad. This time CSK will be led by new captain Ruturaj Gaikwad.

CSK logo and jersey 

CSK have the camouflage on the jersey as a tribute to the Indian armed forces. The four stars highlight the four titles they have won so far in the IPL – in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. The trademark roaring lion logo has been placed at the left corner of the shirt

Jersey ColourYellow
Theme SongWhistle Podu
Mian RivalsMumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals
Key PlayersMS Dhoni, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar
CaptainMS Dhoni

Administration & Support Staff 

Head coach: Stephen Fleming

Batting coach: Michael Hussey

Bowling coach: Dwayne Bravo

Fielding coach: Rajiv Kumar

Team manager: R Russell

High performance coach: Lakshmi Narayanan

Physiotherapist: Tommy Simsek

CSK Sponsors 

TVS Eurogrip, India Cements, Gulf, British Empire, SNJ10000, Reliance Jio, Nippon Paint, Astral Pipes, Aqilliz, Garuda Aerospace, Vision11, ICICI Bank, Cocacola, Sunfeast Supermilk, HelloFM

CSK in IPL 2008: 

CSK finished as runners-up in the inaugural IPL season under the leadership of M.S. Dhoni.

CSK in IPL 2009: 

CSK reached the semifinals but did not progress to the final.

CSK in IPL 2010: 

CSK won their first IPL title under the captaincy of M.S. Dhoni.

CSK in IPL 2011: 

CSK successfully defended their title, winning the IPL for the second consecutive year.

CSK in IPL 2012: 

CSK reached the final for the fourth time but finished as runners-up.

CSK in IPL 2013: 

CSK once again reached the final and emerged as the runners-up.

CSK in IPL 2014:

The IPL season was partially held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to general elections in India. CSK reached the final but finished as runners-up.

CSK in IPL 2015: 

CSK reached the playoffs but did not make it to the final.

CSK in IPL 2016: 

CSK served a two-year suspension from the IPL.

CSK in IPL 2018: 

After the suspension, CSK returned to the IPL and won the title in a dramatic final against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

CSK in IPL 2019: 

CSK reached the final for the eighth time but finished as runners-up.

CSK in IPL 2020: 

The IPL was held in the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CSK did not qualify for the playoffs.

CSK in IPL 2021: 

CSK had a remarkable comeback, winning the IPL title for the fourth time under the leadership of M.S. Dhoni.

FAQ

How many times have CSK won IPL?

Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL title 5 times

Who is the owner of CSK? 

India Cements. 

Who is the captain of CSK? 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings

What players have CSK purchased in 2024?

Rachin Ravindra (1.8 Cr), Shardul Thakur (4 Cr), Daryl Mitchell (14 Cr), Sameer Rizvi (8.4 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (2 crore), Avanish Rao Aravelly (20 lakh)

Which players have CSK retained in 2024?

MS Dhoni, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana

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