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|Name of the Team:||Chennai Super Kings|
|Owner of the Team:||Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited|
|CEO of the company:||Kasi Viswanathan|
|Captain of the Team:||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Coach of the Team:||Stephen Fleming|
Indian Premier League 2023
In the last decade, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has proven itself as a giant of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise has won its first IPL title in 2010, against all odds. From sending the team to play during the suspension period to winning back the fans' support with a blast of fireworks, CSK's revival gave every CSK fan reasons to celebrate this year. Chennai Super Kings have won four titles in the 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 seasons which makes them the second most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League. The CSK players have a unique mix of talent and experience and for that, the owners invest a lot in them. Fans of the Chennai Super Kings are a different kind of a lot. If you ever catch a glimpse of CSK fans during an IPL season and feel the atmosphere, you'll begin to understand why. They have a very unique way of cheering for the team. Nobody can beat the Chennai Super Kings' supporters when it comes to the art of fandom. Every game, they put up giant cutouts of their favourite players and celebrate in unison. They dance on the streets, they wave flags and they lead a never-seen-before vibrancy in the stands.
In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings was bought by India Cements for $91 million. During that period, Narayanaswami Srinivasan was the owner of the team and the company and the deal was signed for ten years. But, in 2014, Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited took over the team’s ownership. The CEO of the company, Kasi Viswanathan took over the responsibilities.
Chennai Super Kings is a great team and the most important part of this team is the owners who are very well known for their love and care towards their players. They always try to maintain a cordial relationship with their players in order to bring harmony to the team. It has always been seen that the owner of Chennai Super Kings has been at one with all the teams and people associated with them. This consistency in their relationship with everyone at the same time has made them a successful team and won several hearts because of it too.
The Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful IPL teams. This can be attributed to their consistency in winning the matches and also having players who are proven, performers. With the players like MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja consistently representing the team for 10-12 years, the brand value of Chennai Super Kings has always been on top. The fanbase of Chennai Super Kings has always been loyal to the team. Currently, the brand value of the team is 611 Crores. The Covid-19 pandemic deeply affected the team’s brand value but after a successful 2021 campaign, it is expected that they will see a rise in their team’s brand value.
Chennai Super Kings has consistently performed in the 13 seasons that they have played. Out of the 12 seasons, they have qualified for the playoffs 11 times and have played 9 finals in between. They have won the titles four times and have never finished in the last position in the points table.
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In the 2008 IPL Season, Chennai Super Kings finished as the Runners-up as they lost the finals against Rajasthan Royals in the last ball and by just a margin of 3 wickets. Despite the heartbreak, they performed well in the whole season as they won 8 games out of the 14 that they played in the league stage. Suresh Raina was the highest run-scorer for the team whereas, in the bowling line-up, everyone contributed well to take their team into the Finals of the 2008 IPL Season.
In the 2009 IPL Season, Chennai Super Kings played even better than the previous season but still didn’t manage to get their hands on the IPL title. They played well during the league stage as they finished at the second position by winning 8 matches in the 14 matches that they played. However, the team lost 5 matches too but they managed to make it to the playoffs. Matthew Hayden was again the leading run-scorer for them and even won the orange cap. In the bowling department, everyone contributed well to make it to the playoffs.
The 2010 IPL season was the most successful season for the Chennai Super Kings as they finally won the IPL title in the third attempt. They finished well during the league stage as they made it to the top three in the points table and qualified for the playoffs. In the 14 matches that they played, they won 7 out of them and lost the other 7 matches. In the finals, they defeated Mumbai Indians by 22 runs and won their maiden IPL title. Suresh Raina was the top scorer for them in that season.
In the 2011 IPL Season, Chennai Super Kings became the first team in the history of the Indian Premier League to defend their title. IPL 2011 saw the proper domination of the Chennai Super Kings as in the league stage, they won 9 games out of the 14 that they played. They finished at the first position in the points table and won the finals against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs. Michael Hussey was the top scorer for them in that season and R Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker for them.
In the 2012 IPL Season, Chennai Super Kings were so close to making history as if they would have won the IPL, then they would have become the first team to win the IPL title thrice in three consecutive years. However, they played well in that season but failed to win the IPL finals as they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders. In the league stage, they played 16 matches and won 8 out of them which led them to finish at the fourth position and they managed to make it to the playoffs.
The IPL 2013 season came as another heartbreak for the Chennai Super Kings as they again failed to win the title even after reaching the finals for the fourth time in the last four seasons. In the season they played well throughout the year as they finished at the first spot in the points table. In the 16 games that they played, they won 11 games and lost just 5 out of it. Michael Hussey was the top scorer for them and DJ Bravo was the highest wicket-taker.
The 2014 IPL season saw two finalists in which there were no Chennai Super Kings for the first time in the last four years. Chennai Super Kings again made it to the playoffs as during the league stage phase they played 14 games and they managed to win 9 games and lost 5 of them. With this, they managed to make it to the playoffs but lost in Qualifier 2 against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and hence were knocked out of the tournament. Dwayne Smith was the leading run-scorer for them.
In the 2015 IPL season, Chennai Super Kings suffered another heartbreak as they managed to make it to the playoffs but lost in the finals against Mumbai Indians. Despite playing well in the whole season, they didn’t get their hands on the IPL title. In the league stage, they played 14 matches in which they managed to win 9 of them and they lost 5 matches but still managed to be at the top of the points table. Brendon McCullum was the leading run-scorer for them in that season.
After being banned for two IPL seasons, Chennai Super Kings made a comeback to the Indian Premier League in the 2018 season and it was a dream comeback as they won the IPL title for the third time. During the league stage, they played 14 matches and won 9 out of them and lost 5 of them and finished the league stage at the second position in the points table. In the finals, they managed to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively and Ambati Rayudu was the top scorer for them.
In the IPL 2019 season, the two most successful franchises of the Indian Premier League faced each other in the Finals and it was Mumbai Indians who managed to beat Chennai Super Kings there. Chennai Super Kings performed well in the whole season and were on the verge of defending their trophy for the second time. In the league stage, they played 14 matches and won 9 matches out of it. But in the finals, Mumbai Indians got the better of them and they lost the finals by 1 run. MS Dhoni was the highest run-scorer for them in the season.
The IPL 2020 season was the most disappointing season for the Chennai Super Kings as for the first time in the 11 seasons they played, they failed to make it to the playoffs as in the league stage, they just won 6 matches out of the 14 matches that they played and hence were played at the seventh position in the points table. During the season, Faf Du Plessis was the highest run-scorer for them and in the bowling department, Sam Curran was the lone performer for them.
The IPL 2021 season was a perfect comeback for the Chennai Super Kings after a dismal performance in the previous season IPL 2021, they won the IPL title for the fourth time and became the second most successful franchise of the Indian Premier League. They dominated every team during the league stage as they won 9 matches out of the 14 matches that they played. In the Finals, they managed to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs and won the title. Ruturaj Gaikwad won the Orange cap and in the bowling department, Shardul Thakur was the leading wicket-taker for them.
After winning the IPL Season 2021, Chennai Super Kings failed to replicate their performance as in the auction, the management wasn’t able to perform well. They had to let go of their main players like Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, and many more which impacted their game a lot. Furthermore, Ravindra Jadeja was appointed as the captain for the season but was replaced by MS Dhoni because of his poor performance. Chennai Super Kings finally finished at the ninth position in the points table.
Being one of the most successful franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings has managed to get their players in the top run-getters and top wicket-takers lists. However, with the retirement of some players like Dwayne Bravo and in the future, MS Dhoni will leave some big gaps that won’t be easy to fill for the other players. But with Legendary players like Mike Hussey, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, and many more in the Hall of Fame for the team, the fans will never forget the memories that they have given.
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With MS Dhoni back as the captain for the 2023 season, the squad of Chennai Super Kings will be looking to do something special so that they can lift the trophy again. Moreover, the return of some injured players like Deepak Chahar will help the camp to regain confidence and hence get back to their best. But it all depends on the players and how well they perform because they will be hoping to give their best as it might be the last season of MS Dhoni in the Indian Premier League.