CSK has been consistent performer in IPL by reaching playoffs/semi-finals in all the seasons from 2008-2015. After getting banned in the next two IPL seasons of 2016 and 2017, they made a great comeback by winning the IPL trophy in 2018. However, in 2019, they ended up losing the finals unfortunately by just 1 run.
However in 2020 CSK had their worst ever season by winning just 3 matches in their first 11 games of that season due to poor batting. This season with the likes of Suresh Raina getting back in the side and players like Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham are expected to give solidity for CSK.
Let us look at some of the numbers from CSK and their players
100: MS Dhoni is the only captain to win 100 matches in IPL as captain for one franchise CSK alone.
32: Dwayne Bravo picked 32 wickets during IPL 2013 which is most for any player in single IPL edition.
1: Lakshmipathy Balaji recorded the first ever hat-trick in IPL and he did it while playing against Punjab Kings in 2008.
8: CSK have played 8 IPL finals in the 11 seasons that they played – which is most for a team in IPL. MI comes 2nd in that list having played 6 IPL finals.
1: CSK were the first team to win back-to-back IPL titles. They had a golden run in IPL from 2010-2012 by winning IPL 2010, CL T20 2010 and IPL 2011. However, they missed out on hat-trick of IPL titles by losing 2012 finals to KKR unfortunately.
116: CSK holds the record for defending the lowest total of 116. They scored 116/9 against Punjab Kings in IPL 2009 and were able to win the game by 24 runs.
216: MS Dhoni (216 sixes) holds the record for hitting most sixes in IPL for an Indian player. Rohit Sharma is 2nd on that list with 213 sixes in IPL.
20: MS Dhoni has scored 592 runs in 20th over of an IPL match and holds the record for scoring most runs in 20th over of an IPL game.
100: CSK were the first team to score 100 runs in powerplay. During CSK vs KXIP, Qualifier-2 in 2014, Suresh Raina smashed 87(25) and that helped CSK post a total off 100/2 in powerplay.
43: CSK holds the record for having the highest 9th wicket partnership of 43 runs between Sam Curran and Imran Tahir in IPL history.
40.99: MS Dhoni averages 40.99 with the bat in IPL. Only KL Rahul, David Warner and Chris Gayle averages more than MS Dhoni in IPL (Min 1000 runs)
134: Suresh Raina has played 134 matches in IPL consecutively without missing a single match from 2008-2018 and that is most for any player in IPL.