Faf du Plessis. (Source: BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings is the most successful team in IPL history. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, CSK has won the IPL title three times.

After a ban of 2 years, Chennai Super Kings came back with a bang to win the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo were a part who succeeded in IPL.

“With Chennai, my experience there has been that of a calm dressing room. There are a lot of thinking cricketers in the dressing room,” du Plessis said during an Instagram session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa.

The Chennai Super Kings squad comprised of Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Jadeja, Bravo who have played for their respective countries for a long time. “There is confidence in the CSK dressing room that someone will do the job for the side on every occasion. It is one of the most successful sides in IPL history.”

In the 2019 edition, Chennai Super Kings played brilliantly in the league stage to finish 2nd in the points table. It was one of the amazing finals in IPL history as CSK lost to Mumbai Indians by just 1 run off the final ball.

CSK became the first side in IPL History to win back to back titles. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, they lifted the trophy in 2010 and 2011. It was an amazing return for MS Dhoni led side as they won the title in 2018 after a 2-year suspension due to match fixing.

Apart from qualifying for the playoffs in each edition of IPL, CSK also won the Champions League title in 2010 and 2014. CSK have top quality Indian players like Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin. MS Dhoni has led from the front with the bat and behind the stumps.

CSK have played a total of 165 matches with 100 wins, 63 losses, 1 loss in tied match and 1 no result which comes to a winning percentage of 61.28. In last year’s IPL, Dhoni registered 100 wins as a captain. He has the record of most catches as a wicketkeeper with 94. In 12 seasons he played, Dhoni featured for CSK and RPS.

Suresh Raina has been a consistent performer for CSK. He is the 2nd leading run getter in IPL history with 5368 runs from 189 innings. Among the bowlers for Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo has won the Purple Cap twice. He took 32 wickets in the 2013 season and 26 wickets in 2015 edition.

Suresh Raina also holds the record with most no of the catches with 102. There have been some top quality performers which made the CSK side such a formidable side.


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