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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 3 times: in 2010, 2011 and 2018. In terms of winning percentage, it is the most successful team in the history of the tournament (59.5%). 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 Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni. Adding to that, Ravidra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are two of the finest all-rounders and finishers with the bat, while pacers Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood are game changers with the new ball.

Chennai hold the record for most appearances in the play-offs (10) and have qualified for the final a record 8 times. The franchise was banned for 2016 and 2017. Often known as Dad’s Army, the team had its worst season in 2020 and will be looking to get 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

The team is owned by The India Cements Ltd. and is one of the most followed and valuable franchises in the Indian T20 League

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. He captained the team in 181 of the 186 matches they have played.

Dhoni is 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 2021 league, leading Chennai possibly one final time.

    • Matches
    • Runs
    • Highest Score
    • Average
    • Strike Rate
    • 50
    • 100
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • 211
    • 4669
    • 84* vs Bangalore (2019)
    • 40.25
    • 136.64
    • 23
    • 0
    • 317
    • 217

Team Chennai: Indian T20 League 2021 Match Schedule

Chennai will be playing seven matches in the second phase of the Indian T20 League 2021. They have already played against each team once and will take on them for the second time in the group stages. Three of their matches will be played in Dubai, while Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will host two matches each. Except two, every match of Team Chennai will take place in the evening time (7:30 PM IST).

Chennai Team: Players Bought in Auction 2021

Before the players’ auction was held for the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League, Chennai released 6 players from its squad. Chennai retained 18 of its players from the year 2020, while they traded Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan. A total of 6 players were bought in the 2021 auction.

    • Krishnappa Gowtham: ₹ 9.25 crore
    • Moeen Ali: ₹ 7 crore
    • Cheteshwar Pujara: ₹ 50 lakh

Team Chennai: Top Players for Indian T20 League 2021

Team Chennai’s Indian T20 League Record

Chennai are the most consistent team in the Indian T20 League and have won the title 3 times. The team struggled in the last season, finishing outside the play-offs spots. Chennai are currently 2nd in the Indian T20 League 2021 points table, winning 5 of their first 7 matches.

    • Champions (3)
    • 2010, 2011, 2018
    • 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
      • Suresh Raina
    • 200
    • 5491
    • 100* vs Punjab (2013)
    • 39
    • 1
      • MS Dhoni
    • 211
    • 4669
    • 84* vs Bangalore (2019)
    • 23
    • 0
      • Robin Uthappa
    • 189
    • 4607
    • 87 vs Pune (2017)
    • 24
    • 0

Current Top All-rounders

    • Player
    • Matches
    • Runs
    • Wickets
      • Ravindra Jadeja
    • 191
    • 2290
    • 120
      • Dwayne Bravo
    • 144
    • 1510
    • 156

Current Top Bowlers

    • Player
    • Matches
    • Wickets
    • Best Figures
      • Imran Tahir
    • 59
    • 82
    • 4/12 vs Delhi (2019)
      • Deepak Chahar
    • 55
    • 53
    • 4/13 vs Punjab (2021)
      • Shardul Thakur
    • 52
    • 51
    • 3/19 vs Pune (2017)

Team Chennai Man of the Match Awards in 2021

    • Deepak Chahar vs Punjab for his spell of 4/13. Chennai won by 6 wickets.
    • Moeen Ali vs Rajasthan for his spell of 3/7. Chennai won by 45 runs.
    • Faf du Plessis vs Kolkata for his innings of 95* off 60 balls. Chennai won by 18 runs.
    • Ravindra Jadeja vs Bangalore for his innings of 62* off 28 balls and spell of 3/13. Chennai won by 69 runs.
    • Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Hyderabad for his innings of 75* off 44 balls. Chennai won by 7 wickets.

Team Chennai: Overall Statistics

  • Matches Played - 187
  • Matches Won - 111
  • Matches Lost - 74
  • Highest Total - 246/5, vs Rajasthan (2010)
  • Lowest Total - 79, vs Mumbai (2013)
  • Most Runs Scored - Suresh Raina, 4650 runs in 171 matches
  • Most Wickets Taken - Dwayne Bravo, 113 wickets in 99 matches
  • Highest Individual Score - Sanath Jayasuriya, 127 runs vs Rajasthan (2010)
  • Best Bowling Figures - Alzarri Joseph, 5/16 vs Deccan (2012)

Overall Record against Other Teams

    • Opponents
    • Matches
    • Won
    • Lost
    • NR
      • Bangalore
    • 27
    • 17
    • 9
    • 1
      • Delhi
    • 24
    • 15
    • 9
    • 0
      • Kolkata
    • 23
    • 15
    • 8
    • 0
      • Mumbai
    • 31
    • 12
    • 19
    • 0
      • Punjab
    • 24
    • 15
    • 9
    • 0
      • Rajasthan
    • 24
    • 15
    • 9
    • 0
      • Hyderabad
    • 15
    • 11
    • 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 59.5%, slightly ahead of Mumbai (59.1%) in the Indian T20 League.
  • MS Dhoni has led Chennai in 181 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 8 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.

What is the winning count of Chennai at their home ground?

Team Chennai have played 56 games at MA Chidambaram Stadium, out of which they have won 40, a high win percentage of 71.4.

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

Chennai have won the Indian T20 League 3 times: in 2010, 2011 and 2018. 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 two Chennai batsmen to have won the Orange Cap. He scored 572 runs in the 2009 season of the Indian T20 League. Michael Hussey won the Orange Cap in 2013, with 733 runs in 16 matches.

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