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Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings
சென்னை சூப்பர் கிங்ஸ்
Nickname(s): The Lions[1]
League: Indian Premier League
Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Coach: Stephen Fleming
Bowling coach: Andrew Bichel
Fielding coach: Steve Rixon
City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Owner: Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd[2]
Founded: 2008
Home ground: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
(Capacity: 38,000)
Secondary home ground(s) JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
(Capacity: 40,000)
Indian Premier League wins: 2 (2010, 2011)
CLT20 wins 2 (2010, 2014)
Official website:
Chennai Super Kings in 2015

The Chennai Super Kings (abbreviated as CSK) are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008, the team is being captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The Super Kings are the most successful team in the IPL[3] and have won the title twice in succession (2010 and 2011).[4] In 2010, they won the Champions League Twenty20 for the first time and repeated the feat in 2014. The leading run-scorer of the team is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Ravichandran Ashwin.[5][6] The brand value of the Super Kings in 2012 was estimated at US$75.13 million, making them the most valuable franchise in the IPL. On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha committee suspended the owners of Chennai Super Kings from the Indian Premier League for a period of two years for alleged involvement in betting.[7]


  • Franchise history 1
  • Team history 2
    • 2008–2009: First seasons 2.1
    • 2010: IPL and CLT20 double 2.2
    • 2011–present 2.3
  • Home ground 3
  • Players 4
  • Team identity 5
    • Team name and logo design 5.1
    • Jersey colors 5.2
    • Sponsors 5.3
    • Star ambassadors 5.4
    • Theme song 5.5
  • Rivalries 6
  • Financial worth 7
  • Controversies 8
  • Seasons 9
  • Current squad 10
  • Administration and support staff 11
  • Fixtures and results 12
    • Overall results in IPL 12.1
      • Result summary 12.1.1
    • 2015 season 12.2
    • Overall results in CLT20 12.3
  • Awards and achievements 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15

Franchise history

In September 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the establishment of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008.[8] In January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight city-based franchises. The Chennai franchise was sold to the India Cements for $91 million, making it the fourth most expensive team in the league behind Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.[9] India Cements acquired the rights to the franchise for 10 years. The current ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan was the de facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings, by means of his position as the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements Ltd. The franchisee was transferred to a separate entity named Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd., after the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial amendment to the BCCI constitution's clause 6.2.4 that allowed board officials to have a commercial interest in the IPL and the Champions League T20 on January 22, 2015.[10]

Team history

2008–2009: First seasons

Chennai Super Kings playing the Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in the 2008 Indian Premier League.

During the first player auctions for the inaugural IPL season conducted in January 2008, the Chennai franchise bought a number of contemporary star cricketers such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Matthew Hayden, Stephen Fleming, Muttiah Muralitharan and Michael Hussey.[11] Dhoni became the costliest player of the auction, as the Chennai franchise bought him for $1.5 million.[12] The franchise named Dhoni as the captain of the team and appointed Kepler Wessels as the head coach.[13] They played their first game on 19 April 2008 against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. The Super Kings won the game by 33 runs after posting 240/5 in 20 overs, which was the highest total of the tournament, a record surpassed by themselves in 2010.[14] The Super Kings ended the league stage with eight wins from 14 games and finished third on the points table.[15] They beat the Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets in the semifinal.[16] The Super Kings faced the Rajasthan Royals in the final of the IPL at Mumbai. Batting first, the Super Kings scored 163/5 in 20 overs and lost the game by 3 wickets off the final delivery of the match.[17] They also earned a spot in the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 along with Rajasthan, but the tournament was cancelled due to the 2008 Mumbai Attacks and the Super Kings, along with Rajasthan, received $5 million each as compensation.[18] Fleming, who had decided to retire from all forms of the game after the first season of the IPL, took over as the coach of the Super Kings team from Wessels for the next season which was to be held in South Africa.

For the 2009 season, the Super Kings bought English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million at the auction making him the highest-paid IPL cricketer along with English teammate Kevin Pietersen who was bought for the same amount by Royal Challengers Bangalore.[19] However, Flintoff played only 3 matches for them before suffering a knee injury that ruled him out of the season. The Super Kings were also without the services of Hussey who had decided to skip the IPL season to focus on The Ashes.[20] The Super Kings finished with 17 points from 14 matches and earned a second place at the league table.[21] However, at the semi-finals, their hopes of entering the final for a second time were crushed by the Royal Challengers who beat them by 6 wickets.[22] The Super Kings opener Matthew Hayden, who scored 572 runs in 12 innings with 5 half-centuries at an average of 52 and strike-rate of 145, won the Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer of the season[23] and was also adjudged Player of the Tournament.

2010: IPL and CLT20 double

In 2010, the Super Kings struggled in the first half of the regular season, winning only two matches out of seven. They won four of their next five games in the season mainly due to the efforts of Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina. After a defeat at home to the Delhi Daredevils, the Super Kings were left with a must-win match against Kings XI Punjab at Dharamsala. The Super Kings won the match by six wickets as they chased down the target of 193 with two balls to spare with skipper Dhoni scoring an unbeaten 54 from 29 balls.[24] Thus, with seven wins from 14 matches, Chennai finished with the same number of points as three other teams with two semi-final spots at stake. Chennai got the third place as they had the better net run rate of the four teams which finished on 14 points.[25] In the semifinal, the Super Kings scored a modest 142/7 in 20 overs against the defending champions Deccan Chargers. But an inspired bowling spell from Doug Bollinger (4/13 in four overs) did the most damage as the Chargers were bowled out for 104. This gave the Super Kings a 38-run victory that took them to the final.[26] The Super Kings faced the tournament favorites Mumbai Indians at their home ground in the final.[27] Suresh Raina's 57 (35) helped the Super Kings recover from 68/3 after 12 overs to put up 168/5 at the end of their 20 overs. Then, their spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Muralitharan conceded only 41 runs in the 8 overs bowled between them to help the Super Kings won the game by 22 runs and secure their first ever IPL title.[28] With this, the Super Kings also qualified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 that was held in South Africa.

At the Champions League, the Super Kings were placed in Group A along with champions of Twenty20 competitions from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The Super Kings topped the Group table with three wins and a Super Over defeat to the Victorian Bushrangers.[29] In the semi-final at Durban, the Super Kings comprehensively defeated IPL rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore by 52 runs. Raina won the Man of the match for his unbeaten 94 off 48 balls.[30] The Super Kings played their first CLT20 final at Johannesburg where they beat the Chevrolet Warriors by 8 wickets, becoming the first IPL team to win the CLT20.[31] Murali Vijay won not only the Man of the Match in the final for his 58 but also the Golden Bat for scoring the most runs in the tournament and Ashwin, who was the leading wicket-taker, was adjudged the Player of the Series. At the end of the season, Matthew Hayden decided to retire from the IPL.


Suresh Raina is the leading run-scorer for the Super Kings

In 2011, as two new teams were added to the IPL, the IPL Governing Council declared that each franchise could retain a maximum of four players of their squad, only three of whom can be Indian players, and the rest of the international players would be put in the mega-auction. The Chennai franchise, keen to have the same set of core players, retained captain MS Dhoni, vice-captain Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and all-rounder Albie Morkel for a total of $4.5 million. The retention left them with the power of spending only $4.5 million at the mega-auction. At the auction, they bought back some of their star players of previous seasons such as Hussey, Ashwin, Bollinger and Subramaniam Badrinath. In the 2011 IPL, they lost three of their first five games which placed them at the bottom of the ten-team points table.[32] But then, they went on to win seven of their next eight games to finish second and register a spot in the knockout stages. They faced the top-ranked team Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifying final which they won by 6 wickets thanks to an unbeaten 73 from Suresh Raina.[33] In the final, they faced the same opponents again, which was held at their home ground Chepauk. Vijay and Hussey put on a 133-run first-wicket partnership that helped the Super Kings to post a total of 205/5. Their bowlers, then, restricted Bangalore to only 147 to take the Super Kings to second consecutive title in the IPL. Vijay was awarded Man of the Match for his match-winning innings of 95.[34] CSK also won all their home games that season becoming the first team in IPL to achieve the feat. However at the Champions League later that year, they won only one out of their four group matches and finished at the bottom.[35]

In 2012, the franchise signed up Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for $2 million at the players' auction.[36] They got off to a rather slow start in the regular season, winning only five of their first 12 games which put them in doubt of qualifying for the Playoffs. Then they won three of their last four matches and qualified for the Playoffs with a better net run rate than the Royal Challengers who also finished with the same number of points.[37] In the Eliminator, they beat the Mumbai Indians by 38 runs before comprehensively beating the table-toppers Delhi Daredevils in the Qualifying final by 86 runs. Murali Vijay, who struck his second IPL hundred (113 off 58 balls), won the Man of the Match.[38] At the final, the Super Kings were defeated by 5 wickets by the Kolkata Knight Riders who chased down the target of 191 with two balls to spare, thus denying the Super Kings a hat-trick of titles in the IPL.[39] At the Champions League, once again they could not progress past the group stage with two wins and two defeats.[40]

In 2013, the Super Kings strengthened their bowling attack by signing up five overseas and five Indian bowlers.[41] In the IPL season, they finished first in the points table with 11 wins from 16 matches and qualified for the Playoffs and 2013 CLT20.[42] This was the first time in six seasons that the Super Kings had topped the league table of the IPL. During the season, they also equaled Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2011 record for most wins in succession in the IPL (7 wins on trot).[43] In the first Qualifier at Delhi against Mumbai Indians, the Super Kings posted 192/1 in 20 overs riding on unbeaten half-centuries from Hussey (86* off 58 balls) and Raina (82* off 42 balls) before bowling out their opponents for 144.[44] Thus they entered the final of the IPL for the fourth time in succession where they would play the same opponents, Mumbai Indians, at Kolkata. At the final, batting first, the Mumbai Indians made 148/9 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Super Kings were reduced to 39/6 at one stage before an unbeaten half-century from skipper Dhoni took them close to the target. However, Mumbai Indians won the match by 23 runs to win their first ever IPL title.[45] Super Kings opening batsman Michael Hussey, who scored 733 runs that season at an average of 52, won the Orange Cap for the most runs in the season while all-rounder Dwayne Bravo won the Purple Cap for bagging the most wickets (32).[46] The Super Kings gained direct qualification for the 2013 CLT20 which was held in India in September–October. They were placed in Group B alongside Brisbane Heat, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Titans and Trinidad & Tobago. They won their first three games before losing the final group match against Trinidad & Tobago. With 12 points from four matches,[47] the Super Kings progressed to the semifinals where they suffered a 14-run defeat at the hands of the Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.[48]

In 2014, before the players' mega-auction, Chennai retained Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin and Bravo. The retention left them with a purse of 21 crores to spend at the auction. At the auction, the franchise bought the likes of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma among others. The first phase of the IPL season, as it coincided with the general elections, was held in UAE. The second phase returned to India, but the Super Kings' home matches were shifted from Chennai, due to "a deadlock between stadium authorities and the state administration", to JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.[49][50] The Super Kings started the season with a defeat in the opening match, after which they went on to win eight of their next nine matches to take the first spot in the points table. However, they suffered a loss of form towards the end of the regular season which resulted in three consecutive defeats.[51] They won their last league fixture and finished third in the points table and qualified for the Eliminator against the fourth-placed Mumbai Indians. They won the Eliminator at Mumbai by 7 wickets and qualified for the Qualifier. At the Qualifier against Kings XI Punjab, the Super Kings won the toss and elected to field. Punjab went on to score 226/6 in their 20 overs. The Super Kings, in reply, could manage only 202/7 despite a 25-ball 87 from Raina.[52] They crashed out of the IPL, but, on account of finishing third, qualified for the main event of the 2014 CLT20. In the group stage of the CLT20, the Super Kings won two matches, lost one while another match was a no result. Thus with 10 points they finished second in the group table[53] and qualified for the semifinal where they met the unbeaten team of the other group, Kings XI Punjab. After being put in to bat, the Super Kings posted 182/7 in 20 overs thanks to Bravo who scored a 39-ball 67. Then their bowlers reduced Punjab to 34/6 in the eighth over, and Punjab were eventually bowled out for 117.[54] At the final in Bangalore, the Super Kings faced the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders who set them a target of 181 in 20 overs. Raina guided the run-chase with an unbeaten 109 off 62 balls, helping the team to an eight-wicket win and their second CLT20 title.[55] Super Kings spinner Pawan Negi who took 5/22 during Kolkata's innings won the Man of the Match, and Raina, who finished as the highest run-getter of the tournament, was awarded Man of the Tournament.[56]

In 2015, before the players' auction, Chennai Super Kings gave away Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar and David Hussey. At the auction they bought back Michael Hussey for a price of Rs.1.5 crores. They also bought Kyle Abbott, Irfan Pathan, Andrew Tye, Eklavya Dwivedi, Ankush Bains, Pratyush Singh and Rahul Sharma.They won some of the starting matches but in final against Mumbai they lost receiving 2nd place.[57]

Home ground

Home record of the Super Kings
Matches Wins Losses Tie/NR Success Rate
In IPL 39 26 13 0 66.67%
In CLT20 4 3 1 0 75%
Overall 43 29 14 0 67.44%

The home ground of the Super Kings is the historic M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (commonly called "The Chepauk") located in Chennai. The stadium is named after former BCCI President M. A. Chidambaram. It is the oldest stadium in India which is in continuous use. The stadium is owned by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and has a seating capacity of 50,000 as of May 2013.[58] In 2010, the stadium underwent a major renovation for hosting some of the matches of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The seating capacity was increased from 36,000 to 50,000 and three new stands were established during this renovation.

The Super Kings have a 67.44% win record at this venue, which is often referred to as "Fortress Chepauk"[59] and "Lions' den".[60] In the 2011 season, the Super Kings won all their home games (8 matches) including the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Super Kings thus became the first team to win all their home games in a season and also the first team to win the tournament at home.

In 2014, Chennai Super Kings played all their home matches at Ranchi due to issues with Government of Tamil Nadu.

Panoramic view of the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in 2012.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first Indian captain to win the IPL.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was the captain of the Indian limited-overs team in 2008, was bought by the Super Kings for $1.5 million at the 2008 players' auction. He was the most expensive player in the IPL until 2009 when the Super Kings signed up English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million, he is not a part of the team now. Dhoni is the most successful captain in the IPL having led the team to five finals, winning two. He has a success rate of 61.05% as captain which is the best among all captains in the IPL who have captained in at least 20 games.[61]

The vice-captain of the team since the first season is Suresh Raina. Raina is the most capped player in the history of IPL and has not missed a single match for the Super Kings till date.[62] He is currently the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL and the only player to have scored more than 400 runs till 2014.[63] He also holds the record for most catches in IPL.[64]

Australian batsman Michael Hussey has the best batting average for the Super Kings.[65] He was the first batsman from the Super Kings to score a century in the IPL. After Matthew Hayden's retirement in 2010, Hussey took over his place of opening batsman and was the team's leading run-scorer in 2011 and 2013 seasons.[66][67] Murali Vijay, who played for the team from 2009 to 2013, is the only Indian batsman to have scored two centuries in the IPL. Super Kings' spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has the third best economy rate in IPL (6.53)[68] and is the leading wicket-taker for the team.[69]

Team identity

Team name and logo design

The Chennai franchise named the team as Chennai Super Kings to honor the rulers of the Tamil empire. The word "super" is used commonly in southern India especially in Tamil Nadu to describe exciting and thrilling things or events. The team name also derives from India Cements' brand "Coromandel King".[70]

The team logo features the head of a roaring lion in orange and the team name rendered in blue. The crown above the team name is the same as that used in the logo of the brand Coromandel King. According to the logo designers, since lion is the king of the jungle, the roaring lion logo reflects the team name. The details of the logo signifies various qualities such as youth, vibrancy, solid performance orientation and fiery spirit.[71]

Jersey colors

The team's primary color is yellow with blue and orange stripes on either sides of the jersey. The jersey also incorporates the roaring lion logo in the center of the shirt below the logo of the main sponsor Aircel. The basic look of the jersey has remained same from the first season with no changes except for the sponsor placement. Chennai Super Kings is the only team in IPL not to change any element of their apparel design in any season so far. The kit manufacturer until 2014 was Reebok. From the 2015, Australian Apparel and Sports Gear manufacturer Spartan manufactures kits for the team. It is notable that Spartan also sponsors Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the team.


Telecom service provider Aircel became the team's first shirt sponsor after they signed a three-year deal in 2008. They acquired branding rights on the players uniform including shirts and hats during IPL, rights for in-stadia branding, and sponsoring man-of-the-match awards for matches played in Chennai.[72] In 2011, Aircel renewed its sponsorship contract by paying more than 850 million. According to The Economic Times, it is the most expensive sponsorship deal in IPL.[73] Besides Aircel, the team also has sponsorship deals with Gulf Oil, Pepsi, Reebok and Usha. In 2013, they signed up Nissan Motors and VGN as associate sponsors.[74] In April 2014, the team signed up UST Global as its principal sponsor for a three-year period.[75]

Cognetix is the Official Headphone Partner for the Chennai Super Kings. The company produced official CSK Headphones and Earphone merchandise for the IPL 2014 season.

Star ambassadors

Actor Vijay and Actor Nayanthara were the star ambassadors during the initial seasons.

Theme song

The theme song of the Super Kings is the famous Whistle Podu designed by Aravind-Shankar (duo of Aravind Murali and Jaishankar Iyer). Although the track was created only for YouTube in 2008, it gained popularity during the 2009 season and later became the team's theme song. The video of the song represents the street dance form of dappangutthu which is very popular among certain communities in Tamil Nadu. It is also a folk dance and music genre employed in Tamil cinema. The recordings of some of the Super Kings players whistling were used in the video.[76]


The Chennai Super Kings have active rivalries with the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have played against each other more number of times than any other teams in the IPL.[77] They are the two most successful IPL teams and often termed as "big spenders" at the players auction.[78][79] The two sides have met each other at the final of the IPL thrice, with Mumbai winning two of them and Chennai managing just one.

The rivalry with Royal Challengers Bangalore stems from the Kaveri River water dispute between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The rivalry is also called "Kaveri derby" and "South Indian derby".[80][81][82] The Super Kings beat the Royal Challengers in the final of the 2011 IPL, the only meeting between the two teams at an IPL final.

Financial worth

The Economic Times commissioned UK-based Brand Finance to carry out brand evaluation of the IPL and also each of the eight franchise teams (that was increased to 10 in 2011). Chennai Super Kings was rated as the "most valuable team" in the Indian Premier League in 2010–11, with a brand value of $100 million (app 2.24 billion).[83] In February 2013, London based Brand Finance evaluated the top 150 most valuable teams in the world, in which Chennai Super Kings is placed in the 147th place valued at $46 million just behind the Mumbai Indians.[84]


Until September 2008, BCCI regulation, Clause 6.2.4 stated that "No administrator could have, directly or indirectly, any commercial interest in the matches or events conducted by the board". However, N. Srinivasan, who was then the treasurer and vice-chairman of BCCI, became the de facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings since he was the Managing Director of India Cements. Former BCCI President A. C. Muthiah wrote to the BCCI regarding the violation of this clause in 2008 but the BCCI did not respond. In September 2008, Muthiah went to the Madras High Court to restrain BCCI from allowing Srinivasan to participate in the general body meeting where the election was to be held. However, the suit was dismissed by the High Court and the following day, Srinivasan was elected as the Secretary of BCCI.[85] The clause was amended as "No administrator shall have, directly or indirectly, any commercial interest in any of the events of the BCCI, excluding IPL, Champions League and Twenty20".[86] Muthiah then moved to the Supreme Court which gave a split verdict in April 2011. Later in August 2011, Muthiah filed another petition to stop Srinivasan from taking over as the BCCI President[87] but the Supreme Court rejected the petition, and Srinivasan was elected the President of BCCI.[88]

In 2011, the owners of other teams were concerned about the possible rigging that could have taken place in the IPL auctions. Nita Ambani, the owner of Mumbai Indians questioned the changing the order of players just before the auction began.[89] Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi accused Srinivasan of arm-twisting him and rigging the 2009 IPL auction to ensure that English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was bought by the Chennai Super Kings while it was refuted by Srinivasan.[90]

In May 2013, Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Srinivasan, was arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of placing bets on IPL matches and passing on vital team information to bookies.[91] Meiyappan, who was the Team Principal of the Super Kings, was issued a summons by the Mumbai Police in the backdrop of the IPL spot-fixing case[92] and on interrogation it was found that Meiyappan was in contact with bookies through actor Vindu Dara Singh.[93] Following this, Srinivasan, on 2 June 2013, decided to step aside as BCCI President temporarily until the inquiry into the spot-fixing case completed.[94] In February 2014, the three member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India to inquire into the spot fixing scandal indicted Meiyappan for illegal betting and passing on information about team strategies to bookies during the 2013 IPL.[95]

On 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of India issued an ultimatum to the BCCI demanding that Srinivasan either step down as President or be removed from his position.[96] On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha committee suspended the owners of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings from the Indian Premier League for a period of two years.[7]


Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Runners-up Cancelled (Q)
2009 Semifinalists DNQ
2010 Champions Champions
2011 Champions Group stage
2012 Runners-up Group stage
2013 Runners-up Semifinalists
2014 Playoffs Champions
2015 Runners-up Q
  • Q = Qualified
  • DNQ = Did Not Qualify
  • TBD = To Be Decided

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
3 Suresh Raina (1986-11-27) 27 November 1986 Left-handed Right-arm off break 2014 95 million (US$1.4 million) Vice-captain
12 Mithun Manhas (1979-10-12) 12 October 1979 Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 1 million (US$15,000)
13 Faf du Plessis (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2014 47.5 million (US$720,000) Overseas
42 Brendon McCullum (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 32.5 million (US$490,000) Overseas
48 Michael Hussey (1975-05-27) 27 May 1975 Left-handed Right-arm medium 2015 15 million (US$230,000) Overseas
5 Baba Aparajith (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 3 million (US$45,000)
8 Ravindra Jadeja (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2014 75 million (US$1.1 million)
47 Dwayne Bravo (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 40 million (US$600,000) Overseas
50 Dwayne Smith (1983-04-12) 12 April 1983 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 45 million (US$680,000) Overseas
56 Irfan Pathan (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2015 15 million (US$230,000)
68 Andrew Tye (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2015 2 million (US$30,000) Overseas
1 Eklavya Dwivedi (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 Right-handed 2015 1 million (US$15,000)
7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1981-07-07) 7 July 1981 Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 125 million (US$1.9 million) Captain
9 Ankush Bains (1995-12-06) 6 December 1995 Right-handed 2015 1 million (US$15,000)
6 Pawan Negi (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2014 1 million (US$15,000)
15 Ishwar Pandey (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 15 million (US$230,000)
18 Mohit Sharma (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 30 million (US$450,000)
19 Pratyush Singh (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly 2015 1 million (US$15,000)
21 Matt Henry (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2014 3 million (US$45,000) Overseas
22 Ronit More (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 Right-handed Right arm medium-fast 2014 1 million (US$15,000)
27 Rahul Sharma (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly 2015 3 million (US$45,000)
64 Ashish Nehra (1979-04-30) 30 April 1979 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2014 20 million (US$300,000)
77 Samuel Badree (1981-03-09) 9 March 1981 Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2014 3 million (US$45,000) Overseas
87 Kyle Abbott (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2015 3 million (US$45,000) Overseas
99 Ravichandran Ashwin (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 55 million (US$830,000)

Administration and support staff

  • Owner – Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd[97]
  • Coach – Stephen Fleming[97]
  • Bowling coach – Andy Bichel[97]
  • Fielding coach – Steve Rixon[97]
  • Physical trainer – Gregory King[97]
  • Physio – Tommy Simsek[97]
  • Team manager – Radha Krishnan[97]
  • Performance analyst – Lakshmi Narayanan[97]

Fixtures and results

Overall results in IPL

Performance summary in Indian Premier League[98]
Year Matches Wins Losses No Result Tied Success Rate Position Summary
2008 16 9 7 0 0 56.25% 2nd Runner-ups
2009 15 8 6 1 0 53.33% 4th Semi-finalists
2010 16 9 7 0 0 56.25% 1st Champions
2011 16 11 5 0 0 68.75% 1st Champions
2012 20 11 8 1 0 57.89% 2nd Runners-up
2013 18 12 6 0 0 61.11% 2nd Runners-up
2014 16 10 6 0 0 62.50% 3rd Playoffs
2015 17 10 7 0 0 58.8% 2nd Runners-up
Total 132 79 51 2 0 59.84

Result summary

By opposition[99]
Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Success Rate
Deccan Chargers 2008–2012 10 6 4 0 0 60%
Delhi Daredevils 2008–2015 16 12 4 0 0 75.00%
Kings XI Punjab 2008–2015 16 9 5 1 0 56.25%
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 2011 2 1 1 0 0 50%
Kolkata Knight Riders 2008–2015 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
Mumbai Indians 2008–2015 22 10 12 0 0 45.45%
Pune Warriors India 2011–2013 6 4 2 0 0 66.67%
Rajasthan Royals 2008–2015 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008–2015 19 12 7 0 1 63.15%
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013-2015 6 4 2 0 0 66.67%
Total 2008–2015 128 86 41 1 1 67.18%

2015 season

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 April 9, 2015 Delhi Daredevils Home team Chennai Won by 1 Run, MoM – Ashish Nehra 3/25(4 Overs) Scorecard
2 April 11, 2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad Home team Chennai Won by 45 Runs, MoM - Brendon McCullum 100*(56) Scorecard
3 April 17, 2015 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 6 wickets, MoM - Ashish Nehra 3/23(4 Overs) Scorecard
4 April 19, 2015 Rajasthan Royals Ahmedabad Lost by 8 Wickets Scorecard
5 April 22, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 27 Runs, MoM - Suresh Raina 62 (32) Scorecard
6 April 25, 2015 Kings XI Punjab Home team Chennai Won by 97 Runs, MoM - Brendon McCullum 66(44) Scorecard
7 April 28, 2015 Kolkata Knight Riders Home team Chennai Won by 2 Runs, MoM - Dwayne Bravo 3/22 (3 overs) Scorecard
8 April 30, 2015 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 7 Wickets Scorecard
9 May 2, 2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost by 22 runs Scorecard
10 May 4, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore Home team Chennai Won by 24 Runs, MoM – Suresh Raina 52 (46) Scorecard
11 May 8, 2015 Mumbai Indians Home team Chennai Lost by 6 Wickets Scorecard
12 May 10, 2015 Rajasthan Royals Home team Chennai Won by 12 Runs, MoM - Ravindra Jadeja 4/11(4 Overs) Scorecard
13 May 12, 2015 Delhi Daredevils Raipur Lost by 6 Wickets Scorecard
14 May 16, 2015 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 7 Wickets MoM - Pawan Negi 2/25 (4 Overs) Scorecard
15 May 19, 2015 Mumbai Indians (Qualifier 1) Mumbai Lost by 25 Runs Scorecard
16 May 22, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore (Qualifier 2) Ranchi Won by 3 Wickets, MoM - Ashish Nehra 3/28 (4 Overs) Scorecard
17 May 24, 2015 Mumbai Indians (Final) Kolkata Lost by 41 runs

Overall results in CLT20

Performance summary in Champions League[100]
Year Matches Wins Losses No Result Success Rate Summary
2008 Cancelled
2010 6 5 1 0 83.33% Champions
2011 4 1 3 0 25% Group stage
2012 4 2 2 0 50% Group stage
2013 5 3 2 0 60% Semifinalists
2014 6 4 1 1 66.66% Champions
Total 25 15 9 1 60.00%

Awards and achievements

2008 Indian Premier League

2009 Indian Premier League

2010 Indian Premier League

2010 Champions League

2011 Indian Premier League

2012 Indian Premier League

2013 Indian Premier League

2014 Indian Premier League

2014 Champions League

2015 Indian Premier league


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External links

  • Official Chennai Super Kings Website
  • Chennai Super Kings at IPL official site
  • Chennai Super Kings on Twitter
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