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Indian T20 League: Chennai Team

Led by the enigmatic MS Dhoni, Chennai are one of the most consistent teams in the Indian T20 League. It has won the league 4 times: in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. In terms of winning percentage, it is the most successful team in the history of the tournament (60.56%). Stephen Fleming is the head coach of the team, and Micheal Hussey and Lakshipathy Balaji are the batting coach and bowling coach respectively.

Chennai has a lot of experience in players like Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu. Adding to that, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo are three of the finest all-rounders and finishers with the bat, while pacers Deepak Chahar and Chris Jordan are game changers with the ball.

Chennai hold the record for most appearances in the play-offs (11) and have qualified for the final a record 9 times. The franchise was banned for 2016 and 2017. Often known as Dad’s Army, the team had its worst season in 2020 and got back to winning ways in the 2021 edition.

Team Chennai Origin

The Chennai team was founded in 2008 and plays all of its home games at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk Stadium. The team had the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi and MCA Stadium in Pune as its home ground during the 2014 and 2018 seasons.

Team Chennai Owners: Indian T20 League

The team is owned by The India Cements Ltd. and is one of the most followed and valuable franchises in the Indian T20 League. The brand value of the Chennai team in 2019 is estimated to be around ₹ 732 crores, making them one of the most valuable franchises.

MS Dhoni: Chennai Team Captain

Thala, Captain Cool, The Greatest Finisher – MS Dhoni has been known by various names over the years. A fine wicketkeeper, an excellent reader of the game situation and a fearless batter, Dhoni has led Chennai in every season of the league. One of the success pillars of the team, and a major reason for Chennai's dominance in the league. Although he has retired from international cricket, Dhoni is back in action in the 2022 league, leading Chennai possibly one final time.

    • Matches
    • Runs
    • Highest Score
    • Strike Rate
    • 50
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • Wickets
    • Best Figures
    • 200
    • 4746
    • 84* vs Bangalore (2019)
    • 135.83
    • 23
    • 176
    • 86
    • 127
    • 5/16 vs. Deccan

Team Chennai: Indian T20 League 2022 Match Schedule

Chennai team will be playing 14 matches in the Indian T20 League 2022. They will play against Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Punjab and Gujarat twice and Kolkata, Delhi, Rajasthan and Lucknow once in the group stages.

    • Sr. No.
    • Match
    • Date
    • Time
    • Location
    • 1
    • Chennai vs Kolkata
    • March 26, Saturday
    • 7:30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 2
    • Lucknow vs Chennai
    • March 31, Thursday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 3
    • Chennai vs Punjab
    • April 03, Sunday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 4
    • Chennai vs Hyderabad
    • April 09, Saturday
    • 3.30 PM
    • Navi Mumbai
    • 5
    • Chennai vs Bangalore
    • April 12, Tuesday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Navi Mumbai
    • 6
    • Gujarat vs Chennai
    • April 17, Sunday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Pune
    • 7
    • Mumbai vs Chennai
    • April 21, Thursday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Navi Mumbai
    • 8
    • Punjab vs Chennai
    • April 25, Monday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 9
    • Hyderabad vs Chennai
    • May 01, Sunday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Pune
    • 10
    • Bangalore vs Chennai
    • May 04, Wednesday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Pune
    • 11
    • Chennai vs Delhi
    • May 08, Sunday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Navi Mumbai
    • 12
    • Chennai vs Mumbai
    • May 12, Thursday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 13
    • Chennai vs Gujarat
    • May 15, Sunday
    • 3.30 PM
    • Mumbai
    • 14
    • Rajasthan vs Chennai
    • May 20, Friday
    • 7.30 PM
    • Mumbai

Chennai Squad 2022: Players Bought in the Mega Auction

In the mega auction held before the 2022 edition of the Indian T20 League, Chennai brought in 21 players to its line-up in addition to the 4 retained. The core of the squad consists of captain MS Dhoni, batter Ruturaj Gaikwad, all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo, and pacer Deepak Chahar.

    • Ravindra Jadeja: ₹16 crores *
    • Deepak Chahar: ₹14 crores
    • MS Dhoni: ₹12 crores *
    • Moeen Ali: ₹8 crores *
    • Ambati Rayudu: ₹6.75 crores
    • Ruturaj Gaikwad: ₹6 crores *

* Retained Players

Team Chennai: Top Players for the Indian T20 League 2022

Team Chennai’s Indian T20 League Record

Chennai are the most consistent team in the Indian T20 League and have won the title 4 times. The team struggled in the 2020 season, finishing outside the play-offs spots.

    • Champions (4)
    • 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021
    • Play-offs
    • 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019

Team Chennai Top Players (2008 - 2021)

Current Top Batters

    • Player
    • Matches
    • Runs
    • Highest Score
    • 50s
    • 100s
      • MS Dhoni
    • 220
    • 4746
    • 84* vs Bangalore (2019)
    • 23
    • 0
      • Robin Uthappa
    • 193
    • 4722
    • 87 vs Pune (2017)
    • 25
    • 0
      • Ambati Rayudu
    • 175
    • 3916
    • 100 vs Hyderabad (2018)
    • 21
    • 1

Current Top All-rounders

    • Player
    • Matches
    • Runs
    • Wickets
      • Ravindra Jadeja
    • 200
    • 2386
    • 127
      • Dwayne Bravo
    • 151
    • 1537
    • 167

Current Top Bowlers

    • Player
    • Matches
    • Wickets
    • Best Figures
      • Deepak Chahar
    • 63
    • 59
    • 4/13 vs Punjab (2021)

Team Chennai: Overall Statistics

  • Matches Played - 195
  • Matches Won - 117
  • Matches Lost - 77
  • Highest Total - 246/5, vs Rajasthan (2010)
  • Lowest Total - 79, vs Mumbai (2013)
  • Most Runs Scored - Suresh Raina, 4687 runs in 176 matches
  • Most Wickets Taken - Dwayne Bravo, 124 wickets in 106 matches
  • Highest Individual Score - Murali Vijay, 127 runs vs Rajasthan (2010)
  • Best Bowling Figures - Ravindra Jadeja, 5/16 vs Deccan (2012)

Overall Record against Other Teams

    • Opponents
    • Matches
    • Won
    • Lost
    • NR
      • Bangalore
    • 28
    • 18
    • 9
    • 1
      • Delhi
    • 26
    • 16
    • 10
    • 0
      • Kolkata
    • 25
    • 17
    • 8
    • 0
      • Mumbai
    • 32
    • 13
    • 19
    • 0
      • Punjab
    • 25
    • 15
    • 10
    • 0
      • Rajasthan
    • 25
    • 15
    • 10
    • 0
      • Hyderabad
    • 16
    • 12
    • 4
    • 0

Chennai Team Facts

Chennai are undoubtedly one of the strongest teams in the history of the Indian T20 League. They have had incredible success in the tournament and will look to extend their legacy further. Here are some interesting facts about the Chennai team:

  • Chennai have a winning percentage of 60.56%, slightly ahead of Mumbai (58.52%) in the Indian T20 League.
  • MS Dhoni has led Chennai in 190 matches, the most any player has led a single side in the league.
  • Chennai are the first team to win all home matches in a single season. They achieved the feat in 2011. Mumbai repeated this feat in 2013.
  • Chennai are one of the two teams to successfully defend their title in the Indian T20 League. They defended their title in 2011.
  • Chennai have made a record 9 appearances in the Indian T20 League finals.

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FAQs: Team Chennai

Who is the best player of Team Chennai?

Given his all-round and game changing abilities, Ravindra Jadeja can be termed as one of the best players in the current Chennai squad. He is very dangerous with the bat, a superb fielder and has the ability to pick key wickets.

Will Suresh Raina not play for Chennai in the 2022 season?

Suresh Raina was unsold in the mega auction 2022, receiving no bid from any team. However he can still come in as a replacement player for Chennai in case any Indian player gets injured before or during the season.

How many times have Chennai won the Indian T20 League title?

Chennai have won the Indian T20 League 4 times: in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. They have also lost 5 finals: in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019.

Who has won the Purple Cap for the Chennai Team?

Dwayne Bravo won the Purple Cap for Chennai twice, in 2013 (32 wickets) and 2015 (26 wickets). Mohit Sharma from the team won the Purple Cap in 2014 (23 wickets), while Imran Tahir, with 26 wickets, was the Purple Cap winner in 2019.

Who has won the Orange Cap for Team Chennai?

Matthew Hayden is one of the three Chennai batters to have won the Orange Cap. He scored 572 runs in the 2009 season of the Indian T20 League. Michael Hussey won in 2013, with 733 runs. India’s Ruturaj Gaikwad emerged winner in 2021, scoring 635 runs in 16 matches.

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