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Chennai Super Kings
Coach: New Zealand Stephen Fleming
Captain: India M S Dhoni
Colours: Chennai Super Kings colours.svg
Founded: 2008
Home ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk)
Capacity: 50,000
Owner: India Cements Ltd.
Official website: Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings is the Chennai based franchise of the Indian Premier League. The team is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (often referred to as Chepauk) is the Super Kings' home ground.



The name Chennai Super Kings draws on the history of rulers emerging from this region. It should also be noted that the ICL named their Chennai franchise Chennai Superstars a year prior to the formation of the Super Kings.


The Logo and The Anthem

Fearless rulers have been an intrisic part of Tamil History. The reign of the Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava dynasties represented the Golden era of Tamil Culture. The kings from their dynasties, fearless warriors in their own right have fought long and hard to establish the supremacy of Tamil rule and expand the Tamil kingdom within the subcontinent and abroad. It is from this rich heritage, that the name Chennai Super Kings draws inspiration. It is only natural that the modern day warriors in the sporting arena would try and replicate the exploits of their ancestors. The addition of the word Super gives the name a young and contemporary feel, which is in keeping with the game format. The 20 twenty as a cricketing format is all about enhanced drama and speed. The format has no scope for half measures, or anything less than a full-spirited war. In a similar fashion, given the mind space that the word "Super" occupies in the Tamil imagination, it enhances the qualities of the word it is prefixed to. Super Kings then is not just about royalty, but about absolute monarchy. [1]

The Anthem is "Namma Chennai Super-- kings"

Franchise history

The Chennai Super Kings are a part of the eight club Indian Premier League. The franchise is currently owned by India Cements, who paid US$91 million to acquire the rights to the franchise for 10 years in 2008. N. Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements Ltd., is the defacto owner of the Chennai Super Kings, by means of his position within the company. He is also the Secretary of the BCCI.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, is the brand ambassador for the franchise at present, and former Indian opener V. B. Chandrasekhar is the Chief Selector. To gather more support from local fans, Joseph Vijay, a Tamil actor, was made their brand ambassador for the year 2008. Actress Nayantara was also appointed as ambassador but she was removed because she could not attend matches.

2008 Season

A Chennai vs Kolkata match in progress at the M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium

The Super Kings had a solid start to their 2008 IPL Season, winning their first 4 matches. However, their top order and bowling attack took a hit after Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey and Jacob Oram left the team for international duty. The team's performance reflected this, as they proceeded to lose their next 3 matches. The batting, although inconsistent, eventually adjusted to the losses of Hayden and Hussey with contributions from Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Albie Morkel. The gap in the team’s bowling left by Oram’s departure was eventually filled by the arrival of Makhaya Ntini and Albie Morkel (both of whom were playing the Pro20 domestic tournament in South Africa during the start of the tournament) and the emergence of Manpreet Gony. A win in the final league match against the Deccan Chargers ensured their progress into the semi-finals.

The team defeated the Kings XI Punjab in the semifinal by 9 wickets. They lost the final to Rajasthan Royals by three wickets off the last ball.

2009 Season

Apart from Andrew Flintoff, up for the 2009 season are Thilan Thushara from Sri Lanka, George Bailey from Tasmania, Australia and Murali Vijay, the Tamil Nadu batsman who played for India in two test matches, Sudeep Tyagi, who had missed the 2008 season due to injury, returned in 2009. In addition, Shadab Jakati of Goa was also added to the team, a left field selection by V. B. Chandrasekhar the team's Director of Cricketing Operations. Five players, Srikanth Anirudha, Sivaramakrishnan Vidyut, Selvam Suresh Kumar, Abhinav Mukund, and Napoleon Einstein were sent back from South Africa to trim the squad. Michael Hussey opted out of the 2009 season, but he decided to come back for the semi-finals but was not picked to play. Andrew Flintoff picked up a knee injury and was withdrawn from the tournament and returned to England early in the tournament.[1]

The Super Kings lost their first match to the Mumbai Indians by 19 runs, but won the second match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 92 runs, with the man of the match being Muralitharan and Matthew Hayden scoring 65 off 35 balls. They entered the semifinals after their win against Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets, where they were eliminated by the Royal Challengers.

Matthew Hayden was the Leading run scorer in IPL 2009. scoring 572 runs in 12 matches with an average of 52 and strike rate of 144.81 yet again proving his worth as a cricketer.

2010 Season

The Super Kings started their tournament against the defending champions, Deccan Chargers, in a home match. They lost the match by 31 runs. The SuperKings added two new overseas players to their roster: Justin Kemp and Thissara Perera.One of these two will fill in the empty slot while the other shall serve as a substitute to Andrew Flintoff who has planned to skip this season.The SuperKings have also roped in former ICL cricketer Hemang Badani and local all-rounder C Ganapathy. Their next match was against Kolkata Knight Riders, in their home ground. Super Kings won by 55 runs.

Current Squad

Chennai Super Kings Roster


All Rounders

Wicket Keepers


  • Coach: New Zealand Stephen Fleming
  • Physical Trainer: South Africa Gregory King
  • Physiotherapist : AustraliaTommy Simsek
  • Masseur  : AustraliaRoney Parry
  • Manager  : IndiaRussel Radhakrishnann.

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Fixtures and Results

2008 season

No Date Opponent Venue Result
1 19 April Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 33 runs, MoM – Michael Hussey – 116* (54)
2 23 April Mumbai Indians Chennai Won by 6 runs, MoM – Matthew Hayden – 81 (46)
3 26 April Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Jacob Oram – 3/32 (4 overs)
4 28 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 13 runs, MoM – Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 65 (30)
5 2 May Delhi Daredevils Chennai Lost by 8 wickets
6 4 May Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 8 wickets
7 6 May Deccan Chargers Chennai Lost by 7 wickets
8 8 May Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 4 Wickets, MoM – Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 33 (33)
9 10 May Kings XI Punjab Chennai Won by 18 runs, MoM – Lakshmipathy Balaji – 5/24 (4 overs)
10 14 May Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 9 wickets
11 18 May Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 3 runs (D/L method), MoM – Makhaya Ntini – 4/21 (4 overs)
12 21 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Lost by 14 runs
13 24 May Rajasthan Royals Chennai Lost by 10 runs, MoM – Albie Morkel – 2/35 (4 overs) and 71 (40)
14 27 May Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 7 wickets,MoM – Suresh Raina – 54* (43)
15 31 May Kings XI Punjab (Semi Final #2) Mumbai Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Makhaya Ntini – 2/23 (4 overs)
16 1 June Rajasthan Royals (Final) Navi Mumbai

Lost by 3 wickets

Chennai Superkings were the runners up in the inaugural edition of the IPL

2009 season

No Date Opponent Venue Result
1 18 April Mumbai Indians Cape Town Lost by 19 runs
2 20 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Port Elizabeth Won by 82 runs, MoM - Muralitharan - 3/11 (4 overs)
3 23 April Delhi Daredevils Durban Lost by 9 runs
4 25 April Kolkata Knight Riders Cape Town Match abandoned due to intermittent rain
5 27 April Deccan Chargers Durban Lost by 6 wickets
6 30 April Rajasthan Royals Pretoria Won by 38 runs, MoM - Suresh Raina - 98 (55), 1/11 (2 overs), 2 catches
7 2 May Delhi Daredevils Johannesburg Won by 18 runs, MoM - Shadab Jakati - 4/24 (4 overs)
8 4 May Deccan Chargers East London Won by 78 runs, MoM - M.S.Dhoni 58* (37)
9 7 May Kings XI Punjab Pretoria Won by 12 runs, MoM - Matthew Hayden 89 (58)
10 9 May Rajasthan Royals Kimberley Won by 7 wickets, MoM- Subramaniam Badrinath 59* (41)
11 14 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban Lost by 2 wickets
12 16 May Mumbai Indians Port Elizabeth Won by 7 wickets, MoM- Matthew Hayden 60* (57)
13 18 May Kolkata Knight Riders Pretoria Lost by 7 wickets
14 20 May Kings XI Punjab Durban Won by 27 runs, MoM - Muralitharan - 2/8 (4 overs)
15 23 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Johannesburg Lost by 6 wickets

Chennai Superkings were the semi-finalists in the IPL edition 2009

2010 season

No Date Opponent Venue Result
1 Mar 14 Deccan Chargers Chennai Lost by 31 runs
2 Mar 16 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 55 runs, MoM M S Dhoni 66* (33)
3 Mar 19 Delhi Daredevils Delhi
4 Mar 21 Kings XI Punjab Chennai
5 Mar 23 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore
6 Mar 25 Mumbai Indians Mumbai
7 Mar 28 Rajasthan Royals Ahmedabad
8 Mar 31 Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
9 Apr 03 Rajasthan Royals Chennai
10 Apr 06 Mumbai Indians Chennai
11 Apr 10 Deccan Chargers Nagpur
12 Apr 13 Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
13 Apr 15 Delhi Daredevils Chennai
14 Apr 18 Kings XI Punjab Dharamsala

Cricket academy in Chennai

Matthew Hayden has planned to set up a youth academy in Chennai and wants to take the help of Rahul Dravid and his Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming in the venture.

Hayden said he had decided to give back to the city where he had practised playing on turning tracks ten years ago on Australia's 2000-01 tour to India. "About a decade back, when I came here to practise on turning tracks, I told myself standing in an empty Chepauk stadium that I would score a century for Australia one day," Hayden told the Times of India. "I did that, and now this is a way of giving something back to the city from where I have got so much." [2]

Hayden said so during IPL 2

Most valuable IPL Team

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 will increase to 10 in 2011).

Chennai Super Kings, has been rated as this year’s “most valuable team” in Indian Premier League cricket with a brand value of USD 48.4 Million (app Rs 224 Crores). [3] which is 2.4 million more than Kolkata Knight Riders whose brand value stood at 46 Million.

Home Ground

An ultra modern state-of-the-art cricket stadium will come up at a Chennai suburb in addition to the famous Chepauk Ground located in the heart of the city. The new stadium , located at Karunkuzhipallam, about 25 km from Chennai, on a 50-acre plot on Old Mahabalipuram Road, is being built as the present lease of the Chepauk stadium expires in 2015. Apart from the state-of-the-art stadium with a couple of turf pitches, we will also have three more grounds to accommodate our league fixtures, besides facilities like gymnasium, swimming pool and indoor practice area. The new stadium was expected to cost over Rs 100 crore. The TNCA would get 50 per cent subsidy from the Board of Control for Cricket in India. which may then be the home ground for Chennai Super Kings[4]


  • Team to post the highest ever IPL total, so far.
  • First IPL team to gain a hat-trick
  • Third IPL hat-trick
  • Runners-up, IPL 2008
  • Fly Kingfisher Fair Play Awards Winner(2008)
  • Orange Cap player for Season 2009


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