IPL Chennai Team
The Chennai team of IPL is known as Chennai Super Kings. It was founded in 2008. The team’s franchise is with Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, a subsidiary of India Cements. The owner of the team is N. Srinivasan.
The captain of this team is M.S. Dhoni, and the coach’s responsibility has been given to Stephen Fleming. M. S. Dhoni has been the captain of Chennai Super King since its inception.
CSK owner was found involved in betting in the 2013 IPL. That’s why the CSK team was suspended from the IPL for two years and could not play IPL in 2016 and 2017.
IPL Chennai Team
- The team was established in 2008.
- Its full name is Chennai Super Kings.
- The owner of this team is N. Srinivasan.
- It has been a four-time champion in the IPL league.
- CSK has reached the semi-finals of the IPL 11 times.
- CSK has appeared in the IPL final nine times.
- CSK’s best IPL score was 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals in 2010.
- CSK’s lowest score in IPL was only 79 runs against Mumbai Indians in 2013.
- The home ground of the team is M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
- M. S. Dhoni is the captain of the group.
- Stephen Fleming is the coach of the group.
- Its logo is Roaring Lion in orange colour.
- The team jersey’s colour is yellow.
- In 2020, India Cement acquired the franchisee rights of CSK for ten years.
- India Cement bought the franchise for $91 million.
- The logo features a head of a roaring lion.
- A lion sketch was created.
- Lion appears in orange colour.
- The logo has ‘Chennai Super Kings’ written in blue.
- A crown above the team name can be seen in the logo.
- The background of the logo is yellow colour.
- The logo reflects youth and performance.
- The primary colour of the jersey is yellow.
- Blue and orange stripes can be seen on either side of the jersey.
- There is also a Roaring Lion logo in the middle of the shirt.
- The jersey has remained the same since the beginning.
- Only the sponsor’s logo changes in the jersey of CSK.
CSK Theme Song
- CSK’s theme song is ‘Whistle Podu’.
- Jaishankar Iyer and Aravind Murali jointly prepare it.
- It was created in 2008.
- The theme song presents street dance.
- It is a folk dance form of ‘dappangutthu’.
- The dance form is prevalent in some Tamil communities.
You can watch the theme song by this link
CSK in IPL 2008: Brief overview
In the first IPL, Chennai Super Kings played their first match against Kings XI Punjab on 19th April 2008.
The team also played the final match of this IPL but lost to Rajasthan Royals and stood second on the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2009
CSK signed England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff this season after missing out on the championship last year. But he could contribute only in three matches. After this, he had to be ruled out of the league due to a knee injury.
CSK’s dream of reaching the final in this league was shattered when he lost to Royal Challenger Bangalore in the semi-final; and slipped to fourth place on the leader board.
CSK in IPL 2010
Once in IPL 2010, it was such that CSK could not even reach the semi-finals. But sometimes, the batting and the bowling side made it to the final.
In the final, CSK faced Mumbai Indians, considered arch-rivals. And CSK won the match by 22 runs. That is why CSK won the first IPL championship.
CSK in IPL 2011
In 2010, CSK won the IPL title for the second time. Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final.
CSK in IPL 2012
In the 2012 IPL, CSK reached the final but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders. And thus missed out on the hat-trick. Thus CSK Slipped to second place on the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2013
In the 2013 IPL, CSK faced Mumbai Indians in the final. Despite Dhoni’s explosive batting, Mumbai Indians won by 23 runs and ranked second on the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2014
In IPL 2014, CSK failed to reach the finals and finished third on the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2015
CSK reached the finals in this league but could not win against Mumbai Indians and finished second in the leaderboard.
CSK was suspended from IPL in 2016 and 2017 due to involvement in betting.
CSK in IPL 2018
CSK won the title of the championship in this league. CSK beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the final.
CSK in IPL 2019
In this tournament, CSK reached the finals but unfortunately lost to Mumbai Indians by one run and had to be content with the second position on the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2020
This IPL was the most disappointing for CSK as he faced consecutive defeats. After losing to Mumbai Indians, even the dream of reaching the playoffs shattered, and they fell to the 7th position in the leaderboard.
CSK in IPL 2021
CSK made many changes in the team after the embarrassing defeat last season. CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the final to win the IPL trophy for the fourth time.
CSK in IPL 2022
Dhoni wanted to be someone other than the captain at the beginning of the IPL, so Ravindra Jadeja was made the captain. CSK lost six matches out of eight games.
After losing to Mumbai Indians, CSK’s dream of making it to the playoffs was shattered, and the team slipped to 9th position in the leaderboard. The year 2022 has been the worst for CSK in the history of IPL.
Your Questions on IPL Chennai Team
Who is CSK captain 2023?
M. S. Dhoni is the captain of CSK in the 2023 IPL.
Who is the all-rounder in the CSK squad 2023?
There are eight all-rounders in the CSK squad. Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Ben Stokes, and Ravindra Jadeja are among them.