Chennai Super Kings (often abbreviated as CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu that plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team is currently captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming, a former New Zealand cricketer. The team’s home ground is the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (often referred to as Chepauk).
Chennai Super Kings are the most successful Indian Premier League team, having won the IPL twice and reached the play-offs every season, and won the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, becoming the only team to achieve both feats. The team won IPL in succession (2010 and 2011) and were also the first Indian team to have won the Champions League Twenty20. The leading run-scorer of the side is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Albie Morkel. The brand value of Chennai Super Kings is estimated at USD 70.16 million, making them the most valuable franchise.
Chennai Super Kings Squad for IPL 2012 – Season 5
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)