Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one amongst the eight teams contending in the Indian Premier League, a tournament organized by the BCCI. The Chennai Super Kings represents the city of Chennai and is headed by M.S. Dhoni their captain. The team is trained by Stephen Fleming at the team’s home ground M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
The team is owned by India Cements Ltd and named after the numerous rulers that emerged from this area. The team is seen wearing blue and yellow jerseys with a lion logo.
US$ 91 million were paid by the managing Director of India Cements Ltd, Mr. N Srinivasan who also happens to be the secretary of BCCI. The team’s chief selector is V.B. Chandrasekhar. Krishnamachari Srikkanth along with Joseph Vijay is the team’s brand ambassador.
The Chennai Super Kings had a commanding start at the 2008 IPL. The team won 4 matches in a line but as Jacob Oram, Michael Hussey and Mathew Haden left the team for international duty the team started tumbling. The team’s batting performance reduced drastically and the team lost three matches in a row. Luckily the team picked up itself and secured its place in the semi finals by winning its final league match against Deccan Chargers. In the semi finals the Kings XI Punjab were befeated by 9 wickets by the Chennai Super Kings. The Chennai Super Kings lost to Rajasthan Royals in the finals of IPL 2008.
Thilan Tushara, George Bailey and Andew Flintoff were the new faces in the team for IPL 2009. Apart from them Sudeep Tyagi made a comeback. The team decided to send Abhinav Mukund, Napoleon Einstein, Selvam Suresh Kumar, Sivaramakrishnan Vidyut and Srikanth Anirudha back to slim their squad. The team lost their 1st match with Mumbai Indian but won the second match against Royal Challengers. The Chennai Super Kings entered the semi finals by defeating Mumbai Indians just to lose to the team they has already defeated, the Royal Challenegers Banglore.