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Captain & Coach
MS Dhoni is the captain since the formation of team. Stephen Fleming is the Coach from 2009 till now. He was a player of CSK in 2008. During that time Kepler Wessels was the coach.
India Cements bought the Chennai Franchise of IPL. After suspension of CSK team, the franchise is named as Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.
Costliest player of the 2008 auction
In 2008, Dhoni was bought by Chennai Franchise for 1.5 million dollars. He became the costliest player of the auction.
The first game of CSK was played against Kings XI Punjab on April 19, 2008 at Mohali. CSK won the match by 33 runs.
Highest total of the tournament
CSK scored a whopping 240 runs in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in 2008. This was the highest total scored in the tournament. This record was broken by the same team in 2010 against Rajasthan Royals by scoring 246/5.
The Home ground for CSK is M. A. Chidambaram Stadium which is the third oldest cricket stadium in India. The stadium is named after former president of BCCI M. A. Chidambaram. The stadium was established in 1916 at Chepauk and was formerly known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground.
Home Matches : 2014 & 2018
As there were some issues with Tamil Nadu Government in 2014, CSK's home matches were played in Ranchi.
In 2018, home matches were moved out and were hosted in Pune as there were some political issues in Chennai.
Home Matches Win
In 2011, CSK won all matches played in the home ground. Thus they hold a record for the first team to win all home matches of the IPL tournament.
The success rate for CSK matches played in Chepauk is more than 65% as of 2018.
CSK's First Century
The first century of CSK was scored by Michael Hussey. And he maintained a good batting average in all tournaments.
First Two Centuries
Murali Vijay, who was part of CSK from 2009 to 2013 scored two centuries in IPL tournaments in 2010 and 2012. Thus he holds record for first batsman to hit two centuries in IPL.
The team name CSK which expands to "Chennai Super Kings" was named by the Chennai franchise to honor the rulers of Tamil Nadu. 'Super' is a commonly used word in south India to exclaim awesomeness.
Some of the sponsors of CSK are Aircel, Muthoot Group, Indian cements and Gulf Oil.
|2008 - 2014||Reebok|
|2018 - 2019||Seven|
Ban : 2016 - 2017
CSK was suspended for 2 years due to the involvement of franchise owners in betting activities.
Most number of centuries in 2018
In IPL 2018, CSK scored 3 centuries. Shane Watson scored two centuries and Ambati Rayudu scored one century.