Chennai Super Kings Playing XI, IPL

Anam Khalid

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI IPL

Chennai Super Kings, abbreviated as CSK, is an IPL franchise that represents Chennai, India. They have been the heart of IPL through their unbelievable performances. They are one of the initial eight teams participating in the first IPL season in 2008. Besides, they have played 14 seasons till 2023 and won five IPL titles which are joint-highest alongside Mumbai Indians. The franchise is owned by India Cements which is a well-known Indian business group. In addition, India Cements won the bid of the franchise for $91 million placing it in fourth position as the most expansive side of the inaugural tournament behind only Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Deccan Chargers.

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI IPL

The CSK had to go through a few controversies as well along the way. They were banned from the tournament for the 2016 and 2017 editions on account of some betting charges along with Rajasthan Royals. In this matter, they came back in 2018 after missing two IPL editions. They marked their return with a title win in their comeback season. Following, they play their home matches at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. This ground has a capacity of 50,000 people. Likewise, they have been captained by one of the greatest leaders in cricket history, MS Dhoni who holds the record for captaining an IPL side in the greatest number of matches. As per valuation in 2022, the worth of this franchise is $1.15 billion.

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Performance of CSK in IPL

SeasonPosition
IPL Season 1 (2008)Runner-ups
IPL Season 2 (2009)4th
IPL Season 3 (2010)Champions
IPL Season 4 (2011)Champions
IPL Season 5 (2012)Runner-ups
IPL Season 6 (2013)Runner-ups
IPL Season 7 (2014)3rd
IPL Season 8 (2015)Runner-ups
IPL Season 9 (2016)Suspended
IPL Season 10 (2017)Suspended
IPL Season 11 (2018)Champions
IPL Season 12 (2019)Runner-ups
IPL Season 13 (2020)7th
IPL Season 14 (2021)Champions
IPL Season 15 (2022)9th
IPL Season 16 (2023)Champions

General look at the above table shows how good CSK has been throughout the 16 editions so far. They have played a total of 10 IPL finals winning 5 of those. Considering this, gives us an idea of how dominant performers they have been in their entire tenure. Additionally, the following table gives the match analysis of all the seasons they participated in.

Summary of Match Results

SeasonMatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin %
IPL 116970056.25
IPL 215860153.33
IPL 316961059.38
IPL 4161150068.75
IPL 5191080152.63
IPL 6181260066.67
IPL 7161060062.50
IPL 8171070058.82
IPL 9000000
IPL 10000000
IPL 11161150068.75
IPL 12171070058.82
IPL 1314680042.85
IPL 14161150068.75
IPL 15144100028.57
IPL 16161050162.5

CSK management and support staff have been the driving force behind the team’s success in all these years. Further, they have all been like a family and this aspect shows in their performance as well because these excellent performances wouldn’t have been possible without their support.

Management and Support Staff

CEOKasinath Viswanathan
Team ManagerRussell Radhakrishnan
ConsultantSundar Raman
Head CoachStephen Fleming
Batting CoachMichael Hussey
Bowling CoachDwayne Bravo
Bowling ConsultantEric Simons
Fielding CoachRajiv Kumar
PhysioTommy Simsek
Physical TrainerGreg King
Team DoctorMadhu Thottappillil

CSK has been equally good against each team. They play well in their home games as well as away games. They have played all around India in the IPL and have a good record at all the venues. Likewise, they have a group of versatile players who perform on all types of pitches. They enjoy a loyal fan following across the globe due to mega stars who have been part of this amazing franchise.

Record Against Each Team

TeamMatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin %
Mumbai Indians3817210044.73
Royal Challengers Bangalore3221100167.73
Rajasthan Royals2915140051.72
Punjab Kings2916120156.89
Kolkata Knight Riders3019110063.33
Delhi Capitals2919100065.51
Sunrisers Hyderabad201550075.0
Lucknow Super Giants3110150.0
Gujrat Titans5230040
Deccan Chargers10640060
Kochi Tuskers Kerala2110050
Pune Warriors India6420066.67

Moreover, CSK have groomed many unknown cricketers in the IPL and those cricketers then became part of their respective international sides. Following is the squad of CSK for the edition of 2023.

Chennai Super Kings Squad 2023

NamePlaying Role
MS Dhoni (C) (WK)Wicket-Keeping Batter
Devon Convey (WK)Wicket-Keeping Batter
Ruturaj GaikwadTop Order Batter
Ajinkiya RahaneTop Order Batter
Shaik RasheedBatter
Ambati RayuduMiddle Order Batter
Shubranshu SenapatiTop Order Batter
Moeen AliBatting All-rounder
Bhagath VarmaBowling All-rounder
Shivam DubeAll-rounder
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowling All-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Ajay MandalAll-rounder
Dwaine PretoriusBowling All-rounder
Mitchell SantnerBowling All-rounder
Nishant SindhuAll-rounder
Ben StokesAll-rounder
Akash SinghBowler
Deepak ChaharBowler
Tushar DeshpandeBowler
Sisanda MagalaBowler
Matheesha PathiranaBowler
Simarjeet SinghBowler
Prashant SolankiBowler
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler
Kyle JamiesonBowler
Mukesh ChoudharyBowler

Players Introduction and T20 Statics

Personal information and T20 statistics of all the CSK squad members are under

MS Dhoni (C) (WK)

MS Dhoni is the former Indian national team captain. His complete information is under

Personal Information

Date of Birth07 July 1981
Current Age42-years-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match01 December 2006 Against SA
MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played377
Runs7271
Batting Average37.86
Balls Faced5406
Strike Rate134.49
100s0
50s28
Highest Score84*
6s325
4s503

Wicket-Keeping Record

Catches Taken214
Stumpings87

Devon Conway (WK)

Devon Conway is the current New Zealand Wicket-keeping batter. His detailed information is under

Personal Information

Date of Birth08 July 1991
Current Age32-years-old
Playing RoleWicket-Keeping Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand Batter
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match27 November 2020 Against WI
Devon Conway Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played168
Runs5550
Batting Average43.02
Balls Faced4304
Strike Rate128.94
100s2
50s44
Highest Score105*
6s131
4s586

Wicket-Keeping Record

Catches Taken75
Stumpings7

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Personal Information

Date of Birth31 January 1997
Current Age26-year-old
Playing RoleOpening Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match02 February 2017 Against Mumbai
Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played113
Runs3652
Batting Average36.88
Balls Faced2667
Strike Rate136.93
100s3
50s26
Highest Score114
6s141
4s343

Ajinkya Rahane

Personal Information

Date of Birth06 June 1988
Current Age35-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match03 April 2007 Against Baroda
Ajinkya Rahane Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played243
Runs6050
Batting Average29.36
Balls Faced4964
Strike Rate121.87
100s2
50s43
Highest Score105*
6s132
4s616

Shaik Rasheed

Personal Information

Date of Birth24 September 2004
Current Age19-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleLeg-break
Debut Match16 October 2022 Against Nagaland
Shaik Rasheed Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played05
Runs84
Batting Average21.0
Balls Faced70
Strike Rate120.0
100s0
50s0
Highest Score37*
6s02
4s07

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken01
Runs Conceded50
Bowling Average50.0
Balls Bowled36
Economy Rate8.33
Best Bowling Figures1/18

Ambati Rayudu

Personal Information

Date of Birth23 September 1985
Current Age38-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off-break
Debut Match03 April 2007 Against Goa
Ambati Rayudu Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played295
Runs6073
Batting Average26.29
Balls Faced4870
Strike Rate124.74
100s1
50s31
Highest Score100*
6s229
4s500

Subhranshu Senapati

Personal Information

Date of Birth30 December 1996
Current Age26-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match03 February 2017 Against Bengal
Subhranshu Senapati Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played34
Runs937
Batting Average33.46
Balls Faced746
Strike Rate125.60
100s1
50s4
Highest Score119*
6s41
4s71

Moeen Ali

Personal Information

Date of Birth18 June 1987
Current Age36-year-old
Playing RoleBatting All-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off-break
Debut Match22 June 2007 Against Northamptonshire
Moeen Ali Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played297
Runs5972
Batting Average24.47
Balls Faced4226
Strike Rate141.31
100s2
50s30
Highest Score121*
6s298
4s527

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken197
Runs Conceded4898
Bowling Average24.86
Balls Bowled3855
Economy Rate7.62
Best Bowling Figures5/34

Bhagath Varma

Personal Information

Date of Birth21 September 1998
Current Age25-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off-break
Debut Match12 October 2022 Against Puducherry
Bhagath Varma Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played5
Runs1
Batting Average
Balls Faced1
Strike Rate100.0
100s0
50s0
Highest Score1*
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken2
Runs Conceded64
Bowling Average32.0
Balls Bowled66
Economy Rate5.81
Best Bowling Figures1/11

Shivam Dube

Personal Information

Date of Birth26 June 1993
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match18 January 2016 Against Baroda
Shivam Dube Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played113
Runs1986
Batting Average27.97
Balls Faced1422
Strike Rate139.66
100s0
50s8
Highest Score95*
6s121
4s115

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken43
Runs Conceded1353
Bowling Average31.46
Balls Bowled925
Economy Rate8.77
Best Bowling Figures3/27

Rajvardhan Hangargekar

Personal Information

Date of Birth10 November 2002
Current Age20-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match16 January 2021 Against Baroda
Rajvardhan Hangargekar Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played12
Runs15
Batting Average7.50
Balls Faced13
Strike Rate115.38
100s0
50s0
Highest Score9
6s1
4s1

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken9
Runs Conceded299
Bowling Average33.22
Balls Bowled204
Economy Rate8.79
Best Bowling Figures3/36

Ravindra Jadeja

Personal Information

Date of Birth6 December 1988
Current Age34-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match4 April 2007 Against Maharashtra
Ravindra Jadeja Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played308
Runs3359
Batting Average25.64
Balls Faced2599
Strike Rate129.24
100s0
50s2
Highest Score62*
6s121
4s244

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken214
Runs Conceded6399
Bowling Average29.90
Balls Bowled5074
Economy Rate7.56
Best Bowling Figures5/16

Ajay Mandal

Personal Information

Date of Birth25 February 1996
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match29 January 2017 Against UP
Ajay Mandal Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played36
Runs281
Batting Average17.56
Balls Faced227
Strike Rate123.78
100s0
50s0
Highest Score38*
6s13
4s19

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken31
Runs Conceded771
Bowling Average24.87
Balls Bowled653
Economy Rate7.08
Best Bowling Figures3/18

Dwaine Pretorius

Personal Information

Date of Birth29 March 1989
Current Age34-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match13 February 2010 Against Southern Rocks
Dwaine Pretorius Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played210
Runs2490
Batting Average19.92
Balls Faced1797
Strike Rate138.56
100s0
50s5
Highest Score77*
6s137
4s165

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken172
Runs Conceded4417
Bowling Average25.68
Balls Bowled3175
Economy Rate8.34
Best Bowling Figures5/17

Mitchell Santner

Personal Information

Date of Birth5 February 1992
Current Age31-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match19 September 2014 Against Cape Cobras
Mitchell Santner Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played177
Runs2035
Batting Average24.22
Balls Faced1516
Strike Rate134.23
100s0
50s6
Highest Score92*
6s92
4s157

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken180
Runs Conceded4326
Bowling Average24.03
Balls Bowled3692
Economy Rate7.03
Best Bowling Figures4/11

Nishant Sindhu

Personal Information

Date of Birth9 April 2004
Current Age19-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match11 October 2022 Against Services
Nishant Sindhu Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played10
Runs138
Batting Average17.25
Balls Faced122
Strike Rate113.11
100s0
50s0
Highest Score42
6s6
4s8

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken7
Runs Conceded114
Bowling Average16.28
Balls Bowled114
Economy Rate6.0
Best Bowling Figures3/15

Ben Stokes

Personal Information

Date of Birth4 June 1991
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match4 June 2010 Against Lancashire
Ben Stokes Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played159
Runs3023
Batting Average24.77
Balls Faced2269
Strike Rate133.23
100s2
50s10
Highest Score107*
6s123
4s246

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken93
Runs Conceded2826
Bowling Average30.38
Balls Bowled2007
Economy Rate8.44
Best Bowling Figures4/16

Akash Singh

Personal Information

Date of Birth26 April 2002
Current Age21-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match9 November 2019 Against Tamil Nadu
Akash Singh Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played15
Runs42
Batting Average10.50
Balls Faced50
Strike Rate84.0
100s0
50s0
Highest Score17
6s0
4s5

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken12
Runs Conceded432
Bowling Average36.0
Balls Bowled300
Economy Rate8.64
Best Bowling Figures2/26

Deepak Chahar

Personal Information

Date of Birth7 August 1992
Current Age31-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match25 October 2010 Against Vidarbha
Deepak Chahar Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played133
Runs320
Batting Average12.80
Balls Faced243
Strike Rate131.68
100s0
50s1
Highest Score55*
6s23
4s16

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken152
Runs Conceded3674
Bowling Average24.17
Balls Bowled2844
Economy Rate7.75
Best Bowling Figures6/7

Tushar Deshpande

Personal Information

Date of Birth15 May 1995
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match1 April 2015 Against Odisha
Tushar Deshpande Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played61
Runs35
Batting Average5.83
Balls Faced31
Strike Rate112.90
100s0
50s0
Highest Score20*
6s1
4s3

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken86
Runs Conceded1897
Bowling Average22.05
Balls Bowled1314
Economy Rate8.66
Best Bowling Figures4/19

Sisanda Magala

Personal Information

Date of Birth7 January 1991
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match16 October Against Boland
Sisanda Magala Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played131
Runs753
Batting Average17.92
Balls Faced600
Strike Rate125.49
100s0
50s2
Highest Score63
6s37
4s54

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken140
Runs Conceded3397
Bowling Average24.26
Balls Bowled2515
Economy Rate8.10
Best Bowling Figures5/20

Matheesha Pathirana

Personal Information

Date of Birth18 December 2002
Current Age20-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Debut Match22 August 2021 Against SLC Blues
Matheesha Pathirana Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played30
Runs17
Batting Average4.25
Balls Faced32
Strike Rate53.12
100s0
50s0
Highest Score8
6s0
4s2

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken38
Runs Conceded814
Bowling Average21.42
Balls Bowled604
Economy Rate8.08
Best Bowling Figures3/15

Simarjeet Singh

Personal Information

Date of Birth17 January 1998
Current Age25-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match11 November 2019 Against Nagaland
Simarjeet Singh Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played26
Runs9
Batting Average4.50
Balls Faced13
Strike Rate69.23
100s0
50s0
Highest Score3*
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken28
Runs Conceded626
Bowling Average22.35
Balls Bowled501
Economy Rate7.49
Best Bowling Figures3/21

Prashant Solanki

Personal Information

Date of Birth22 February 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Debut Match9 November 2021 Against Baroda
Prashant Solanki Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken6
Runs Conceded216
Bowling Average36.0
Balls Bowled144
Economy Rate9.0
Best Bowling Figures2/20

Maheesh Theekshana

Personal Information

Date of Birth1 August 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break
Debut Match1 March 2018 Against Lankan Cricket Club
Maheesh Theekshana Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played124
Runs108
Batting Average5.68
Balls Faced148
Strike Rate72.97
100s0
50s0
Highest Score15
6s3
4s7

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken127
Runs Conceded3113
Bowling Average24.51
Balls Bowled2815
Economy Rate6.63
Best Bowling Figures4/25

Kyle Jamieson

Personal Information

Date of Birth30 December 1994
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match4 December 2016 Against Central Districts
Kyle Jamieson Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played64
Runs411
Batting Average25.68
Balls Faced310
Strike Rate132.58
100s0
50s0
Highest Score45*
6s11
4s34

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken74
Runs Conceded1887
Bowling Average25.50
Balls Bowled1343
Economy Rate8.43
Best Bowling Figures6/7

Mukesh Choudhary

Personal Information

Date of Birth6 July 1996
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Medium
Debut Match8 November 2019 Against Railways
Mukesh Choudhary Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Batting Record

Matches Played27
Runs23
Batting Average11.50
Balls Faced19
Strike Rate121.05
100s0
50s0
Highest Score11*
6s0
4s4

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken32
Runs Conceded842
Bowling Average26.31
Balls Bowled568
Economy Rate8.89
Best Bowling Figures4/46

How many titles has CSK won in IPL?

CSK has won 5 titles so far which is the joint-most with Mumbai Indians.

What is the net worth of the Chennai Super Kings franchise?

As of 2023, the net worth of Chennai Super Kings franchise is 1.15 Billion USD.

Why was Chennai Super Kings banned from IPL in 2015?

Chennai Super Kings was banned on account of betting charges in 2015 and didn’t participate in 2016 and 2017 editions.

What is the highest score chased by Chennai Super Kings?

Highest successful chase by Chennai Super Kings is 206 runs against Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2012 edition.

Who has hit the greatest number of sixes for Chennai Super Kings?

MS Dhoni has hit most sixes for Chennai Super Kings. He has hit 239 sixes so far.

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