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Chennai Super Kings


Chennai Super Kings (often abbreviated as CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2008, the team is currently captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming, a former New Zealand cricketer. The team's home ground is the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. It's the most successful and consistent team in IPL history, having won the Indian Premier League twice and reached the play-offs every season, and winning the champions league becoming the only team to achieve both feats. It is also one of the teams with great batting depth. CSK won the tournament in succession (2010 and 2011) and were the first Indian team to have won the Champions League Twenty20. The leading run-scorer of the side is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Albie Morkel.
Administration Owner – India Cements Ltd. Chief Selector – V. B. Chandrasekhar
2008 season During the first player auctions for the inaugural IPL season, conducted in January 2008, the Chennai team was able to buy a number of contemporary star cricketers such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey. The Chennai Super Kings played their first semi-final against the Kings XI Punjab whom they managed to defeat by 9 wickets, thus entering the final, which they lost to Rajasthan Royals by three wickets off the last ball. The side had finished third at the league table with 16 points.
2009 season The Super Kings brought English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff along with Kevin Pietersen of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Apart from Flintoff the Chennai Super Kings also brought Thilan Thushara, George Bailey, Murali Vijay and Shadab Jakati. The Super Kings finished with 17 points and earned a second place at the league table.
2010 season The Super Kings started their tournament against the defending champions, Deccan Chargers, which they lost by 31 runs. The Super Kings managed to win 5 of the matches played in the latter half of the season thanks to the superb bowling performance of Ravichandran Ashwin, boosting their Net Run Rate, and allowed them to qualify for the semi-finals as three other teams were tied on the same number of points. At the IPL final the Chennai Super Kings played the Mumbai Indians and won by 22 runs to crown themselves the Champions of the tournament.
2011 season The Super Kings started their IPL 2011 campaign with a thrilling win against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai by just 2 runs. The Super Kings played their last home game against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala which they won by eleven runs. With this win The Super Kings created a new record in the history of the Indian Premier League by winning all matches played at their home venue which no other team has previously achieved.They won against RCB in the first Qualifier thus making it straight to the Finals. This was the 3rd time in 4 seasons that they have entered the finals in the IPL tournament. They met the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the final where they won very comfortably and crowned champions for the second time in the tournament and become the first team to win at home.
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