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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.

First Game

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.

Home Ground

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.

Lions' den

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.

Team Name

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.

Kit Manufactures

Year Company
2008 - 2014 Reebok
2015 Spartan
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.

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