Chennai Super Kings Champ: Chennai Super Kings won the IPL titles for the 5th time. CSK won the IPL 2023 title match against Gujarat Titans in a rain-curtail match.
Chennai Super Kings Champ in IPL 2023: Facts
- CSK is now equal to the Mumbai Indians for winning Five IPL titles.
- The first IPL team has won two consecutive titles in 2010 and 2011.
- Suspended for 2 years following the spot-fixing scandal in 2015.
- Made a comeback in style by winning the 2018 edition.
- Claimed a fourth title in 2021.
- Consistently made it to the playoffs/semis in every single season they have played.
IPL 2022 season
- Finished second from the bottom.
- Both CSK and MI finished with 8 points but Chennai had a better net run rate.
- Started by losing their first four matches.
- Couldn’t pick up momentum after that and closed the season out with three consecutive defeats.
CSK Win percentage: Chennai Super Kings Champ in IPL 2023
- The best win percentage of all teams – 58.41 percent.
- Won 121 of their 209 matches, losing 86 with one ending in a No Result.
- Been involved in one Super Over match which they lost.
CSK Highest run-getter: Suresh Raina
For CSK Suresh Raina made 5528 runs in 205 IPL matches with one century and 39 half-centuries. He was the highest run-getter till now. Raina now retired from IPL and international cricket in 2022.
CSK Highest wicket-taker: Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo has taken 183 wickets for CSK. This is the highest wicket-taker by CSK till now. Bravo has picked up in the league, 140 are for CSK from 113 innings. Bravo has played 161 matches.
CSK Highest individual score: Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay was the highest number of runs scored for CSK. His 127 runs vs Rajasthan Royals in Chennai in 2010
- Murali Vijay and Shane Watson are the only batters to have scored two centuries for CSK.
- Vijay’s first ton came in 2010 against RR, opening the batting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
- He hit 127 off 56 balls including eight fours and 11 sixes to propel CSK to 246/5.
- RR provided a fight but fell short by 23 runs in the end.
- Vijay was declared Man of the Match.
CSK Highest team score: 246/5 vs RR in Chennai
That 246/5 against Rajasthan remains their highest score in the league so far.
CSK Favorite opponent: Sunrisers Hyderabad
- CSK has had the most success against Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a win percentage of 72.22 percent.
- They have won 13 of their 18 matches played with just five losses.
CSK Bogey team: Mumbai Indians
- CSK has struggled against MI, with a loss percentage of 41.17.
- They have lost 20 of their 34 matches and won 14.
- Mumbai is the only side against whom they have lost more than they have won
Lesser known facts about CSK: Chennai Super Kings Champ
- CSK has 10 finals and twelve playoff appearances in 14 seasons most by any team. They have won the IPL trophy 5 times including (Chennai Super Kings Champ in 2023).
- They are one of only five teams to have won 100-plus IPL matches. The others are Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- Suresh Raina leads the charts with the most catches taken in IPL. He took 109 catches from 205 matches, 98 of them came while playing for CSK from 176 matches.
- Suresh Raina has scored 1498 runs from 55 innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium for CSK in IPL at an average of 29.96 – the most by any CSK batsman at any venue in IPL.
- Most win under a single captain MS Dhoni in the IPL
- Most Fair Play awards (6 times) for an IPL franchise
- Most appearances (10 times) in an IPL final
- The lowest score (116/9) defended by any team in the IPL
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