Chennai Super Kings 2020: CSK Team Squad, CSK Schedule and Stats

MS Dhoni led CSK has been the most successful teams in the IPL history. Despite missing 2 years due to ban, they have won 3 IPL titles so far under the captaincy of Dhoni. The team has retained the core group of players like Raina, Jadeja, DJ Bravo and Dhoni himself for all 12 years. This team contains mostly experienced players whose average age is 30+.

The Chennai Super Kings were banned from IPL in 2015 for two years. which led to their exclusion from IPL 2016 and IPL 2017. The suspension was served due to CSK’s owners involvement int he infamous 2013 IPL betting case. The franchise had a spectacular return to IPL in 2018 which culminated with CSK winning IPL Trophy.

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CSK has been able to win the IPL Championship Trophy thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018 and currently has the best win percentage of 61.28% among all Teams featuring in IPL. They also hold the unique record of qualifying for each of the PlayOff stage that they have participated in. The Chennai Super Kings have the distinction of playing the most Play-Offs (10) and making it to the Final of the IPL (8).

Chennai Super Kings’ brand value is estimated at around Rs.732 crores ($104 million), labeling them as the 2nd most valuable IPL Teams as of 2019, after Mumbai Indians. 

Chennai Super Kings Wiki

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Vice-Captain Suresh Raina
Chennai Super Kings Jersey Yellow (Prominent) + Blue + Orange
Theme Song Whistle Podu
Major Rival(s) Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians
Logo An orange lion head on a yellow background with Chennai Super Kings inscribed in blue.

CSK‘s Administration and Support Staff

PositionName
Team Director of Cricket Operations Subramanian Palaniappan
Team & Cricket Operations ManagerR Russell
Head CoachStephen Fleming
Batting CoachMichael Hussey
Bowling CoachLakshmipathy Balaji
Fielding CoachRajiv Kumar
Bowling Talent Development and AnalyticsLakshmi Narayanan
Strength and Conditioning CoachGregory King
PhysiotherapistTommy Simsek

Chennai Super Kings Home ground –

The iconic M.A. Chidambaram Stadium (a.k.a Chepauk) in Chennai city is home to CSK. Chepauk stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000 and is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) who also owns the ground.

Chennai Super Kings Theme song

The theme song of the Chennai Super Kings is ‘Whistle Podu’, which has been designed by Aaravind-Shankar. It was created in 2008 for YouTube and got famous in 2009 and went on to become the theme song of the Team. The song is a rage in Tamil Nadu and is the symbol of the spirits of the Chennai Super Kings.

CSK Support and fan following –

The Chennai Super Kings has an astronomical fan following, and they refer themselves as the ‘Yellow Army’. Named as ‘Whistle Podu Army’, the Team also has an Official Fan Club, and it was created in 2016 after Team’s suspension for 2 years.

CSK are a very popular Franchise, they have over 22 Million followers across all social media platforms combined.

PlatformFollowersLink
Chennai Super Kings Instagram4.3Mhttps://www.instagram.com/chennaiipl/
Chennai Super Kings Twitter5.3Mhttps://twitter.com/ChennaiIPL
Chennai Super Kings Facebook12Mhttps://www.facebook.com/TheChennaiSuperKings/
Chennai Super Kings YouTube486Khttps://www.youtube.com/user/whistle4CSK

Chennai Super Kings Stats

CSK ’s All-time Batting Stats

Most Runs: Suresh Raina (5369 runs)
Most Centuries:Suresh Raina (2 centuries)
Most Fifties: Suresh Raina (37 fifties)
Fastest Fifty:Suresh Raina (16 balls)
Fastest Century: Murali Vijay (46 balls)
Best Batting Average:Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42.20)
Best Strike Rate:Shane Watson (139.53)
Most Sixes:Mahendra Singh Dhoni (209 sixes)
Most Fours:Suresh Raina (493 fours)
Highest Individual Score: Murali Vijay (127 runs)
Highest Batting Partnerships by WicketMurali Vijay, Michael Hussey (159 runs)

CSK’s All-time Bowling Stats

Most Wickets: Harbhajan Singh (150 wickets)
Best Economy:Rahul Sharma (7.02)
Best Bowling Figures: Ravindra Jadeja (5/16)
Best Bowling Average: Doug Bollinger (18.72)
Most Maidens: Harbhajan Singh (6 maiden overs)
Most Runs Conceded:Mohit Sharma (58 runs in 4 overs)
Most 4 Wickets: Ravindra Jadeja (3)
Most Dot Balls: Harbhajan Singh (1249 balls)
Most Hat-tricksShane Watson, Makahya Ntini and Lakshmipathy Balaji (1 each)

All-time CSK Stats

Highest Team Total:246/5 (against Rajasthan Royals on 3 April 2010 at Chennai)
Lowest Team Total: 79 (against Mumbai Indians on 5 May 2013 at Mumbai)

CSK Team 2020 –

Here is the list of players that we retained by CSK as well as players bought in the 2020 IPL Auction

PlayerRetained/boughtPrice (Rs cr)
MS DhoniRetained15
Suresh RainaRetained11
Kedar JadhavRetained7.8
Ravindra JadejaRetained7
Piyush ChawlaBought6.75
Dwayne BravoRetained6.4
Sam CurranBought5.5
Karn SharmaRetained5
Shane WatsonRetained4
Shardul ThakurRetained2.6
Ambati RayuduRetained2.2
Harbhajan SinghRetained2
Josh HazlewoodBought2
Murli VijayRetained2
Faf du PlessisRetained1.6
Imran TahirRetained1
Deepak ChaharRetained0.8
Lungi NgidiRetained0.5
Mitchell SantnerRetained0.5
K M AsifRetained0.4
Monu KumarRetained0.2
Narayan JagadeesanRetained0.2
R Sai Kishore (uncapped)Bought0.2
Ruturaj GaikwadRetained0.2

CSK’s previous IPL Performance –

YearLeague standingFinal standing
20083rd out of 8Runners-up
20092nd out of 8Semifinalists
20103rd out of 8Champions
20112nd out of 10Champions
20124th out of 9Runners-up
20131st out of 9Runners-up
20143rd out of 8Playoffs
20151st out of 8Runners-up
20182nd out of 8Champions
20192nd out of 8Runners-up

Chennai Super King (CSK) 2020 Schedule:

DateTiming IndiaTiming UAEVenueHomeAway
19-Sep-207:30 PM6:00 PMABU DHABIMUMBAI INDIANSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
22-Sep-207:30 PM6:00 PMSHARJAHRAJASTHAN ROYALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
25-Sep-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSDELHI CAPITALS
2-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
4-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAIKINGS XI PUNJABCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
7-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMABU DHABIKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
10-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
13-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAISUNRISERS HYDERABADCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
17-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMSHARJAHDELHI CAPITALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
19-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMABU DHABICHENNAI SUPER KINGSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
23-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMSHARJAHCHENNAI SUPER KINGSMUMBAI INDIANS
25-Oct-203:30 PM2:00 PMDUBAIROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGS
29-Oct-207:30 PM6:00 PMDUBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
1-Nov-203:30 PM2:00 PMABU DHABICHENNAI SUPER KINGSKINGS XI PUNJAB
IPL 2020 Match Timings (UAE And India)
Watch IPL 2020 Night matches will start at 07:30 PM IST (6:00 PM UAE) and IPL 2020 Day matches will start at 3:30 Pm IST (2:00 PM UAE).

Chennai Super King (CSK) Squad :

MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar

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