Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super KingsThe Chennai Super Kings are owned by the India Cement Company and have proved to be one of the most successful franchises in the IPL. They originally cost $91m and are currently the Top Ranked Team in the league. The Super Kings Head Coach Stephen Fleming and they are captained by the Indian skipper MS Dhoni. 

They head into the new season as the defending champions and favourites in the IPL Odds to win what would be their third consecutive IPL.

IPL Record

The Chennai Super Kings are the most successful team in the short history of the IPL. In 2008 they agonisingly finished as runners-up after their final with the Rajasthan Royals went down to the final ball. In 2009 they were haulted at the semi-final stage by the Royal Challengers but in 2010 they were crowned IPL Champions for the first time after they beat Mumbai Indians in the final. Last season they successfully defending their crown when they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Chennai Super Kings 2012 Squad

In the IPL Player Auction 2012, the Super Kings managed to sign the highly sought-after Ravindra Jadeja for a record $2million. They boast a fantastic all-round squad and go into the tournament as the favourites.

Batsmen
Suresh Raina
George Bailey
Murali Vijay
Faf du Plessis
Subramaniam Badrinath
Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas
Michael Hussey
Anirudha Srikkanth
Abhinav Mukund

Bowlers
Doug Bollinger
Sudeep Tyagi
Yo Mahesh
Joginder Sharma
Shadab Jakati
Ben Hilfenhaus
Suraj Randiv
Nuwan Kulasekara
Ravichandran Ashwin

All Rounders
Dwayne Bravo
Scott Styris
Albie Morkel
Ravindra Jadeja
Ganapathi Vignesh

Wicket Keepers
Singh Dhoni (Captain)
Wriddhiman Saha