Chennai, Chennai! Chennai, Chennai! IPL is knocking the doors and all are rooting for our favourite teams and planning ahead of our IPL fantasy league cricket team!
Chennai Super Kings is the best team or we can say franchise in the history of T20 cricket game. Since the advent of this T20 series, the team is giving a treat of good performance to the fans. They are the team qualifying for all the playoffs in all the seasons they have been playing. The team has won the IPL title for 3 times and has been the runner-ups for 4 times. IPL 2018 title has been won by CSK. They have made a great comeback last year, after getting suspended on 2016 and 2017 consecutively for being involved in spot-fixing.
M.A Chidambaram Stadium, also known as “Chepauk” is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. They have also used JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi a few times for their home matches.
Do you know that the team has fans all over India, especially the southern part and has their own song, “Whistle Podu.” This fan-made song is quite prominent in their home state. The team’s captain M.S Dhoni is a hero and favourite of the all the IPL fantasy cricket fans.
In our previous post, we have mentioned the completed squad list of Chennai Super Kings. Take a good note of the list as it is going to be helpful at the time of your IPL T20 cricket fantasy team once the matches get started.
Let’s know about the team in detail:
Batsmen: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, AmbatiRayudu, RuturajGaekwad, Dhruv Shorey
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, N Jagadeshan
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Note the past performance of the team in IPL:
2008: CSK’s starting was not bad. They have been runners-up for the 1st season of IPL
2009: For the second season, they have been the semi-finalist
2010: The team has been winning champions
2011: Again the team has been the winning champions for the second time
2012: The team has been again the runners-up for this season
2013: For the third time runners-up
2014: This season has been the worst for the team as they lost in qualifier 2
2015: For the fourth time runners-up
2018: The team has been winning champions for the third time
IPL Fantasy League Batting Performance:
The highest innings total of the team has been 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010.
The lowest innings total of the team has been 79 all out against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013.
Suresh Raina has scored 4986 runs as it is the most number of runs scored by a CSK player.
Murali Vijay has scored 127 runs against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010, the highest individual score by a CSK player.
The CSK players have hit 9 centuries in total. The list includes AmbatiRayudu (100*), Brendan McCullum (100*), Suresh Raina (109* & 100*), Michael Hussey (116*), Shane Watson (117* & 106) and Murali Vijay (127 & 113).
Raina has scored 34 half-centuries, the maximum number of half-centuries struck by a CSK player.
Michael Hussey has scored 733 runs in IPL 2013, the maximum runs scored by a CSK player in a single edition of IPL.
Bowling Performance in IPL Fantasy League:
Ashwin has taken 120 wickets, the maximum by any CSK player.
Ravindra Jadeja has the best individual bowling performance for the team against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012, 5/16.
3 five-wicket hauls have been taken by CSK players. The list has Ravindra Jadeja (5/16), Pawan Negi (5/22) & Lakshmipathy Balaji (5/24).
Dwayne Bravo has taken 32 wickets in IPL 2013, maximum taken by CSK player in a single edition of IPL.
Performance in wicket keeping:
MS Dhoni records maximum 116 dismissals (Ct – 79, St – 37) as CSK wicket-keeper.
Dhoni records 4 dismissals against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013 in an innings.
MS Dhoni has the record of 17 dismissals (Ct – 15, St – 2) in IPL 2013 as CSK wicket-keeper in a single edition of the IPL.
Performance in fielding:
Suresh Raina has taken 96, maximum by a CSK player.
Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2013 has taken 14 catches in a single edition of the IPL.
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