Indian T20 League | Team Chennai

Team History

  • Year 2008- The team qualified for the finals but was then was defeated by team Team Rajasthan.
  • Year 2009- Team Chennai failed to qualify for the finals as team Bangalore has defeated them in the semifinals.
  • Year 2010- Team Chennai won their first Indian T20 League title in 2010 after they beat team Mumbai and won the match.
  • Year 2011- The Chennai team had retained their title and won two Indian T20 League tournaments in a row and became the first team who had achieved this.
  • Year 2012- The Chennai team reached the finals once again.
  • Year 2013- Mumbai had stopped Chennai after reaching out to the finals.
  • Year 2014- Chennai team failed to reach the finals; however, they had a great season in the CLT20.
  • Year 2015- Mumbai team defeated Chennai again; they lost the finals.
  • Year 2016- Team Chennai was suspended.
  • Year 2017- Team Chennai was suspended.
  • Year 2018- Team Chennai returned to the Indian T20 League and won the third Indian T20 League title.
  • Year 2019- Chennai reached the finals but failed to win the fourth title.
  • Year 2020 – Could not qualify.

All-time Team Stats

  • Highest Team Total: 246/5 (against Rajasthan on 3 April 2010 at Chennai)
  • Lowest Team Total: 79 (against Mumbai on 5 May 2013 at Mumbai)


All-time Team Captains and stats

2020 M. Dhoni (Captain) Disqualified
2019 M. Singh Dhoni (Captain) Runners Up
2018 M. Singh Dhoni (Captain) Champions
2017 Team Suspended
2016 Team Suspended
2015 M. Dhoni (Captain) Runners Up
2014 M. Dhoni (Captain) Playoffs
2013 M. Dhoni (Captain) Runners Up
2012 M. Dhoni (Captain) Runners Up
2011 M. Dhoni (Captain) Champions
2010 M. Dhoni (Captain) Champions
2009 M. Dhoni (Captain) Semifinals
2008 M. Dhoni (Captain) Runners Up


Current team Captain and Key Players

M. Dhoni (Captain)

S Raina D. Chahar
du Plessis L. Ngidi

Chennai Retained Players List 2021

M Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R. Jadeja, D Bravo, S Curran, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, A Rayudu, Josh Hazlewood, du Plessis, Imran Tahir, D Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad

SWOT Analysis of Chennai for Indian T20 League 2021


  • M Dhoni is Chennai's biggest strength.


  • Maybe the lack of their match practice.


  • Benefit from the spin department of Chennai.


  • The lower order's heists in addition to the disciplined bowling department.

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