Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2008, the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. The team is captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The Super Kings have lifted the IPL title thrice, and has the highest win percentage among all teams. They also won the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010 and 2014.
About Chennai Super Kings in brief
The Chennai Super Kings are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team is captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The Super Kings have lifted the IPL title thrice, and has the highest win percentage among all teams. They also won the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010 and 2014. The brand value of the Super Kings in 2019 is estimated to be around ₹732 crore, making them the second-most valuable IPL franchise, after Mumbai Indians. The Chennai franchise was sold to the India Cements for USD 91 million, making it the fourth most expensive team in the league behind Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. They played their first game on 19 April 2008 against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. They won the game by 33 runs after posting 2405 in 20 overs, which was the highest total of the tournament, a record surpassed by themselves in 2010. In the semi-finals of the 2010 tournament, their wickets were crushed by the Royal Challengers who beat them by 6 wickets. They finished with 17 points from 14 matches and earned a second place at the league table at the end of the season. In 2010, Matthew Hayden was adjudged the Orange Cap for the season and was also the leading run-scorer in the tournament. In 2014, the Super King’s won the tournament for the second time, beating the Rajasthan Royals by 3 wickets in the final at Mumbai.
In 2015, the franchisee was transferred to a separate entity named Chennai SuperKings Cricket Ltd. The Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial amendment to the BCCI constitution’s clause 6. 2. 4 that allowed board officials to have a commercial interest in the IPl and the Championsleague Twenty20 on 22 January 2015. Former ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan was the de facto owner of the Chennai Super King, by means of his position as the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cement Ltd. In 2009, the Chennai franchise bought English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for USD 1. 55 million at the auction making him the highest-paid IPL cricketer along with English teammate Kevin Pietersen who was bought for the same amount. However, Flintoff played only 3 matches for them before suffering a knee injury that ruled him out of the next season of the Twenty20 competition. In 2011, they won the league stage with eight wins from 14 games and finished third on the points table. They earned a spot in the inaugural Champions League 2020 along with Rajastha, but the tournament was canceled due to the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the SuperKings received USD 5 million each as compensation. In 2012, they beat theKings XI Punjab by 9 wickets to reach the semifinal of the competition.