Chennai Super Kings Quiz

CSK are the only franchise to have reached the playoffs of the IPL in every season that they have participated in. Led by former Indian captain MS Dhoni, their consistency over the years has been quite remarkable. With IPL 2020 here, we thought it’d be a good time for us to test your knowledge on the three-time IPL champions.

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Easy one to start with. CSK have been captained by only two players in IPL history. One, of course, is MS Dhoni. Who is the other player?

Raina has captained CSK in five IPL matches – three in 2010 and two in 2019.

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CSK have reached the IPL final in eight out of 10 seasons. Apart from 2014, which was the other year when they didn’t reach the final?
CSK lost to RCB in the semi-finals of the 2009 IPL.
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From 2009, Stephen Fleming has been CSK’s head coach. Who held that position in 2008?
Wessels coached CSK in IPL 2008 when Fleming was part of the franchise as a player.
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Who, among the following former Australian captains, has played for CSK?
Bailey featured in four matches for CSK – three in 2009 and one in 2010.
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In the inaugural IPL final, two Sri Lankan cricketers were part of CSK’s playing XI. Muttiah Muralitharan was one. Who was the other?
Kapugedera featured in five matches in IPL 2008 for CSK.
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Who was the first CSK batsman to hit a century in the IPL?
Hussey scored an unbeaten 116 off 54 deliveries in CSK’s first-ever IPL match, which was against Kings XI Punjab in April 2008.
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During the 2018 IPL auction, which player did CSK spend ₹7.8cr on? It was their most expensive buy of that particular auction.
Kedar Jadhav has featured in 15 matches for CSK since.
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Who has scored the most number of runs in an innings for CSK?
Murali Vijay scored 127 v Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010.
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Which CSK bowler won the Purple Cap in IPL 2019?
Tahir took 26 wickets with a superb economy rate of 6.69 in IPL 2019.
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In 2008, which CSK player became the first bowler to take an IPL hat-trick?
Balaji became the first bowler to take an IPL hat-trick against Kings XI Punjab. Ntini took a hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders later in the same season.
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