IPL 2021: Chennai Tremendous Kings Factbox, kings of consistency search revival
IPL titles: 3
Chennai Tremendous Kings have been the second-most profitable franchise within the IPL with three titles, behind Mumbai Indians who lead the desk with 4. CSK have been the primary group to win consecutive titles, profitable it in 2010 and 2011 earlier than Mumbai Indians emulated the feat in 2019 and 2020. They suffered a roller-coaster in between as they have been suspended for 2 years following the spot-fixing scandal. Nevertheless, they made their comeback in fashion by profitable the 2018 addition so as to add a 3rd title to their bag.
Chennai’s consistency has been staggering. They’ve made it to the playoffs/semis in each single season they’ve performed within the league, barring the 2020 version.
Here is how they’ve fared 12 months on 12 months.
How did they fare within the earlier season: Chennai Tremendous Kings had their worst season in 2020 and so they completed second from the underside (seventh) within the UAE. Lack of flamboyant and aggressive damage them as they gained simply six of their 14 video games not qualifying for the playoffs for the primary time within the historical past of IPL.
Win proportion: Chennai Tremendous Kings have the most effective win proportion of all groups – 59.83 p.c. They’ve gained 106 of their 179 matches, misplaced 71 with one ending in No End result. They’ve been concerned in a single Tremendous Over match which they misplaced.
Highest run-getter: Suresh Raina
The previous India batsman who not too long ago introduced his retirement has been one of many pillars of because it’s inception. He is the very best run-getter for the franchise and second-highest total. For CSK, he is scored 4527 runs from 160 inns at 33.28 and a strike fee of 137.34. Alongside the best way, he has hit 32 fifties and one century. Total, he is solely one in every of two batsmen who has aggregated greater than 5000 runs, scoring 5386 runs at 33.34. He’s second behind Kohli who’s scored 5412 runs.
Highest wicket-taker: Dwayne Bravo
Of the 153 wickets Bravo has picked up within the league, 110 are for CSK from 92 innings, at a mean of 23.50, a strike fee of 16.8, and an economic system fee of 8.38. He is picked up one four-wicket haul for the franchise.
Highest particular person rating: Murali Vijay 127 vs Rajasthan Royals in Chennai in 2010
Murali Vijay is the one batsman to have scored two centuries for CSK. His first ton got here in 2010 towards RR, opening the batting on the MA Chidambaram Stadium. He hit 127 off 56 balls together with eight fours and 11 sixes to propel CSK to 246/5. RR offered a struggle however fell quick by 23 runs in the long run. Vijay was named the Man of the Match.
Highest group rating: 246/5 vs RR in Chennai: That 246/5 towards Rajasthan stays their highest rating within the league to this point. It is the third-highest whole total within the league.
Bonus level: CSK have additionally defended the bottom rating within the league, defending 116 towards KXIP in 2009 at Kingsmead Durban. The spinners choked the KXIP batsmen as they restricted Punjab to 92/8.
Favorite opponent: Sunrisers Hyderabad
CSK have had probably the most success towards Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a win proportion of 71.42 p.c. (For groups towards whom CSK have performed 10 or extra matches). They’ve gained 10 of their 14 matches performed with simply 4 losses.
Bogey group: Mumbai Indians
CSK have struggled towards MI, with a loss proportion of 60. They’ve misplaced 18 of their 30 matches and gained 12. Mumbai is the one facet towards whom they’ve misplaced greater than they’ve gained.
Once they performed within the UAE: In 2014, CSK began off with a thumping six-wicket loss towards KXIP however then bounced again arduous to win the subsequent 4, profitable 4 of their 5 matches of the UAE leg. Once they returned, that they had a tricky time ending seventh and never qualifying for Playoffs for the primary time.
Lesser identified information:
– CSK have had eight closing appearances within the league, most by any group. They went on to win three of these.
– CSK’s bowling common of 26.60 in IPL is the second-best amongst all of the groups after Rising Pune Supergiants (26.36).
– They’re one of many two groups to have gained 100-plus IPL matches. The opposite group is Mumbai Indians.
– Suresh Raina is the one fielder to have taken 100-plus catches in IPL. He took 102 catches from 193 matches, 91 of them got here whereas taking part in for CSK from 164 matches.
– Suresh Raina has scored 1498 runs from 55 innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium for CSL in IPL at a mean of 29.96 – probably the most by any CSK batsman at any venue in IPL.
– Chennai Tremendous Kings’ bowling common of 26.22 in IPL – the most effective amongst all of the groups.
– They’ve additionally gained probably the most Fairplay awards – 6.
Purchases, releases and squad:
IPL 2020 auctions gamers purchased: Moeen Ali, Ok Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Hari Nishanth
IPL 2020 gamers traded in: Robin Uthappa (from RR)
IPL 2020 Retained gamers: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore.
Launched gamers: Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, Shane Watson.
MS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma and Cheteshwar Pujara
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