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List of CSK Captain from IPL 2008 to 2024

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has a stupendous winning percentage of 60.42 with Chennai Super Kings. He has captained the team in 235 matches over the decade and managed to win 142 games from them.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been quite successful in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They made it to the final in the first season of 2008 and have reached a total of nine finals in 15 seasons, showcasing their consistent performance.

While they faced a suspension for two seasons in 2016 and 2017, CSK has managed to qualify for the playoffs the most times (11). In terms of IPL titles, they have won it four times in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2022. However, they are just behind the Mumbai Indians, who have won five titles.

CSK Captain list

When we talk about CSK, it’s hard not to mention MS Dhoni, who has led the team in all four winning seasons. However, there are two more players who have captained the Yellow Army in this lucrative league.

MS Dhoni

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The significant connection between MS Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is apparent in the team’s identity. Dhoni has been instrumental in cultivating a substantial fan base for Chennai, consistently providing leadership as the captain in each Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

His journey with the team started in 2008 when he was signed for a price of INR 6 crore, marking the beginning of a long-lasting relationship. Since then, Dhoni has been a prominent player representing the franchise.

Under Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK has established an unprecedented record of consistency, reaching the playoffs in 11 out of 13 seasons. This remarkable feat is a testament to Dhoni’s ability to build a cohesive unit, nurturing young talent and bringing together a team of seasoned veterans and rising stars.

Dhoni’s leadership extends beyond mere tactics. He has fostered a culture of camaraderie and resilience within the CSK camp, instilling a sense of unwavering belief in the team’s ability to overcome any challenge. Even in the face of adversity, his unflappable demeanour has earned him the admiration of players and fans alike.

The numbers speak volumes about Dhoni’s impact as CSK captain. With 120 wins in 199 matches, Dhoni holds the record for most wins by a captain in IPL history. CSK has reached the IPL final a staggering nine times under his leadership, emerging victorious on five occasions – in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023. Dhoni helped CSK win four IPL titles and the Champions League Twenty20 twice in 2010 and 2014. He’s known as one of the best franchise cricket captains, and his influence goes beyond cricket.

Beyond the trophies and accolades, Dhoni’s greatest contribution to CSK lies in his ability to inspire and unite. He has transformed CSK into a symbol of pride for the city of Chennai, a team that embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and unwavering determination.

MS Dhoni Record as CSK Captain

In the 228 games which he played for CSK, Dhoni showed great skill in batting, scoring a total of 4853 runs at an average of 39.13, and he managed to hit 23 half-centuries. As the team’s captain, the team won 132 times, which is the highest number of victories by a captain in the IPL. Dhoni did really well in the matches, with a total of 100 games played. Out of these, he won 14, lost 85, and one game ended in a tie. These numbers tell us about Dhoni’s great performance and show that CSK has been a strong and competitive team under his leadership for a long time.

As MS Dhoni continues his IPL journey, his legacy as the captain of Chennai Super Kings remains firmly cemented. He is not just a leader but an icon, an inspiration, and an integral part of the CSK family. His leadership has shaped the course of IPL history, and his impact on the game will continue to be felt for generations to come.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja CSK

Captaincy is not for everyone, especially when you are tasked with leading one of the most charismatic sides in the history of the Indian Premier League. And who can tell you the best about the same than Ravindra Jadeja, the man who has experienced it firsthand recently?

The year is 2022, and CSK is coming off a title-winning campaign. The world was recovering from the horrors of Covid and preparing for another season of IPL that would be played in India again. Four days before the start of the season, CSK made a huge announcement, claiming that Ravindra Jadeja would be named as the team’s new captain. MS Dhoni, someone who had captained the team since 2008, decided to step down.

Hence, lo and behold: Ravindra Jadeja was suddenly the new captain of Chennai Super Kings.

Intere­stingly, Jadeja stepped down from the captain’s role halfway through the season. Yet his batting form dipped a bit during this time­, unlike his excellent past performances. Even with this issue­, the well-known Indian all-rounder continues to be an essential pie­ce for the Chennai Supe­r Kings.

Jadeja has been a part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012. He had started his career at Rajasthan Royals, where he was dubbed as “The Superstar” by the late RR captain Shane Warne. He was also a part of the title winning Royals side that defeated Chennai in the inaugural final of the tournament. Hence, when CSK got the chance to get their hands on the player, they paid a hefty amount of $2 Millions, around 9.8 crore rupees at that time to acquire the player’s services. And he has not let down the team since then.

Known for providing a perfect balance with both bat and ball, Jadeja remains a key asset for the team, even amidst the challenges encountered in the 2022 IPL campaign.

In the very next season, 2023, Jadeja returned to the team and played a pivotal role in their fifth title conquest. Ravindra Jadeja was the last man standing when Chennai required 10 runs from the last 2 balls. He shamed a six and a four in consecutive deliveries to redeem himself as one of the most important asset of the team.

Ravindra Jadeja matches as captain

  • CSK vs KKR: CSK lost; Jadeja scored 26*took no wickets.
  • CSK vs SuperGiants: CSK lost; Jadeja scored 17, took no wickets.
  • CSK vs Kings: CSK lost; Jadeja dismissed Livingstone, scored a duck.
  • CSK vs Sunrisers: CSK lost; Jadeja scored 23, took no wickets, dropped a catch.
  • CSK vs RCB: CSK won; Jadeja scored a duck, took 3 wickets.
  • CSK vs Titans: CSK lost, Jadeja scored 22, took 1 wicket.
  • CSK vs Mumbai: CSK won, Jadeja bowled without wickets, dropped 2 catches, scored 3.
  • CSK vs Kings: CSK lost; Jadeja bowled 2 overs, scored 21*.

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina, a well-known figure in Indian cricket and a key player in the Indian Premier League, played an important role in the success of the Chennai Super Kings. He became a crucial CSK team member starting the first season in 2008. He showed his strong left-handed batting skills and served as the vice-captain, taking on extra responsibilities.

As years passed, Raina became a key player for CSK. In addition to his batting prowess, Raina stepped into the leadership role on six occasions when MS Dhoni was absent. During his stint as captain, Raina led the team to two victories, faced three losses, and encountered a tied CSK. 

Raina’s significance in the CSK batting lineup cannot be overstated, as he consistently contributed to their success. Even after his departure from the team following the 2021 season, Raina remains the highest run-scorer in the history of the franchise, amassing a remarkable 5529 runs in 200 games at an impressive strike rate of 138.91. His contribution includes two centuries and 38 half-centuries, reflecting his consistency and ability to anchor the team’s innings.

Raina played a big part in helping CSK win the IPL title many times. His important contributions really made a difference in the team’s success. Although the squad released him after the 2021 season, he cemented his status as a CSK legend. After getting released, Raina declared that he would no longer participate in the IPL, leaving a legacy marked by perseverance.

Who was the first captain of Chennai Super Kings?

MS Dhoni was appointed as the first captain of Chennai Super Kings in 2008, following his world cup triumph with indian Cricket team.

In how many matches Ravindra Jadeja captained CSK?

Ravindra Jadeja only captained Chennai Super Kings in 8 games in the 2022 season of IPL, and it turned out to be disastrous for him as well as the team, as they lost 6 games.

In how many matches Suresh Raina has captained CSK?

Despite being with he team for over a decade, Suresh Raina was only able to captain CSK in a total of 6 games and managed to win 2 out of them, with 3 losses and a tied result.

What is MS Dhoni’s winning percentage as CSK captain?

MS Dhoni has a stupendous winning percentage of 60.42 with Chennai Super Kings. He has captained the team in 235 matches over the decade and managed to win 142 games from them.

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