Sunday, February 4, 2018

Vivo IPL- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team 2018 Squad

Vivo IPL- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team 2018 Squad

Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd
Team information
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Home ground
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Secondary home ground(s)
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Indian Premier League wins
2 (2010, 2011)
CLT20 wins
2 (2010, 2014)
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The Chennai Super Kings (concise as CSK) are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Established in 2008, the team plays its premises matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After the serving a two-year of suspension from the IPL starting date July 2015 for the alleged participation of their owners in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case, the Super Kings will come back to the league in 2018. Before to the suspension, the team was captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming.
The Super Kings have lifted the IPL title twice (in 2010 and 2011), and have the best win percentage of among all teams in the IPL (60.68). In enhancement, they have also won the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010 and 2014. The most important run-scorer of the team is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Ravichandran Ashwin. The brand value of the Super Kings in 2015 was predictable at $67 million, making them the third most precious franchise in the IPL.

Franchise history

In September 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the establishment of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008. In January 2008, the BCCI present the owners of eight city-based franchises. The Chennai franchise was sold to the India Cements for $91 million, making it the fourth most costly team in the league behind Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. India Cements earned the rights to the franchise for 10 years. Former ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan was the de facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings, by means of his place as the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements Ltd. The franchisee was relocated to a separate entity named Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd., after the Supreme Court of India struck down the Disputable amendment to the BCCI constitution's clause 6.2.4 that allowed board officials to have a commercial relish in the IPL and the Champions League T20 on January 22, 2015.

Home ground

Main article: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
The residence ground of the Super Kings is the historic M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (commonly called "The Chepauk") situated in Chennai. The stadium is named after former BCCI President M. A. Chidambaram. It is the oldest stadium in India which is in permanent use. The stadium is owned by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and has a seating ability of 50,000 as of May 2013. In 2010, the stadiums undergo a major modernization for hosting some of the matches of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The seating power was increased from 36,000 to 50,000 and three new stands were acknowledged during this renovation.
The Super Kings have a 67.44% win record at this venue, which is often referred to as "Fortress Chepauk" and "Lions' den". In the 2011 season, the Super Kings won all their home games (8 matches) including the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Super Kings thus became the first team to win all their home games in a season and also the first team to win the tournament at home.
In 2014, Chennai Super Kings played all their home matches at Ranchi due to issues with Government of Tamil Nadu.


Main article: List of Chennai Super Kings cricketers

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first Indian captain to win the IPL.

Thala Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was the captain of the Indian limited-overs team in 2008, was bought by the Super Kings for $1.5 million at the 2008 players' auction. He was the most expensive player in the IPL until 2009 when the Super Kings signed up English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million; he is not a part of the team now. Dhoni is the most victorious captain in the IPL having leaded the team to Six finals (Runners up 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2015), winning two (2010, 2011). He has a success rate of 61.05% as captain which is the best among all captains in the IPL who have captained in at least 20 games.

The vice-captain of the team ever since the first season is Suresh Raina. Suresh raina is the most capable player in the history of Vivo Indian Premier League and has not missed a single match for the Super Kings till date. He is presently the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL and the simply player to have scored more than 400 runs till 2014. He also holds the confirmation for most catches in IPL.
Australian batsman Michael Hussey has the top batting average for the Super Kings. He was the first batsman from the Super Kings to achieve a century in the IPL. After Matthew Hayden's retirement in 2010, Hussey took over his place of opportunity batsman and was the team's leading run-scorer in 2011 and 2013 seasons. Murali Vijay, who played for the team from 2009 to 2013, is the barely Indian batsman to have scored two centuries in the IPL. Super Kings' spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has the third greatest economy rate in IPL (6.53) and is the leading wicket-taker for the team.

Team identity

Team name and logo design

The Chennai franchise named the team as Chennai Super Kings to esteem the rulers of the Tamil empire. The word "super" is used regularly in southern India particularly in Tamil Nadu. The team name also derives from India Cements' brand "Coromandel King".
The squad logo features the head of a roaring lion in orange and the squad name rendered in blue. The crown on top of the team name is the alike as that used in the logo of the brand Coromandel King. According to the logo creators, since lion is the king of the jungle, the roaring lion logo reflects the player’s name. The detail of the logo signifies different qualities such as youth, vibrancy, solid performance orientation and fiery spirit.

Jersey colors

The team's premier color is yellow with blue and orange streak on either sides of the jersey. The jersey also includes the roaring lion logo in the center of the shirt below the logo of the main sponsor Aircel. The basic look of the sport shirt has remained same from the first season with no changes except for the sponsor placement. The supplier manufacturer until 2014 was Reebok and from 2015, Australian wear and Sports Gear manufacturer Spartan manufactures kits for the team.


Telecom service provider Aircel became the team's first shirt sponsor after they signed a three-year deal in 2008. They acquired branding rights on the player’s uniform, plus shirts and hats during IPL, rights for in-stadia branding, and organizing man-of-the-match awards for matches played in Chennai. In 2011, Aircel renewed its sponsorship agreement by paying more than ₹ 850 million. According to The Economic Times, it’s the most valuable sponsorship deal in IPL. Also Aircel, the squad also has sponsorship deals with Gulf Oil, Pepsi, Reebok and Usha. In 2013, they do agreement with Nissan Motors and VGN as associate sponsors. In April 2014, the team bond with UST overall as its principal sponsor for a three-year period.

Theme song

The title song, composed by Melody Brahma "Manisharma" which comes in the sports ground gained the much popularity. And the theme song is the famous Whistle Podu planned by Aravind-Shankar (duo of Aravind Murali and Jaishankar Iyer). While the track was created only for YouTube in 2008, it gained popularity during the 2009 season and later became the team's theme song. The video of the song constitute the street dance form of dappangutthu which is much admired among certain communities in Tamil Nadu. It is also a folk dance and music genre working in Tamil cinema. The recordings of several of the Super Kings cast list whistling were used in the video.

Administration and support staff

  • Owner – India Cements
  • Head Coach – Stephen Fleming
  • Spin Bowling coach – Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
  • Fast Bowling coach – Shane Bond
  • Fielding coach – Steve Rixon
  • Physical trainer – Gregory King
  • Physio – Tommy Simsek
  • Team manager – Radha Krishnan
  • High Performance analyst – Lakshmi Narayanan


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