Indian Premier League (IPL) is a cricket tournament where talented players from all over the world play for different teams and showcase their skills. It is the most popular cricket league in the world. From the first season, few franchises have always been dominating and have become fans’ favourites. One such team with the highest winning percentage in IPL and a great fan following is Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings performs so consistently because the team has the same players, allowing them to build a rapport on and off the field. The team has seen only one captain in 14 seasons, and hardly any players get swapped. This helps the captain to understand his team and create a great bond among the players. The team also has excellent management staff who believe in their players. These combined efforts have made them one of the most successful teams in the IPL. They have a record of maintaining the highest win percentage.
Chennai Super Kings has played 186 matches in the IPL out of which they have won 111 games. This is an amazing statistic in a league where every team is talented and experienced. The team has maintained a winning percentage of around 60. The 73 matches, which they lost, were thrillers, as CSK made their competitors sweat for the win. The team has constantly learnt from failures and improved accordingly. CSK is the second team to have won three IPL titles and the only team to have participated in the highest number of IPL finals.
The Cool Captain
A team does not get successful only because of talented and skilful players; it also needs an experienced leader. Chennai Super Kings is led by the most experienced captain: MS Dhoni, aka Mr Cool. He is the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team. With his cool and smart mind, he has inspired his team to win matches in odd conditions too. He is the main reason for the team having the highest winning percentage.
Along with the cool captain, CSK has also been a home to great players from all around the world. Some consistent players have contributed a lot to the team from the initial season. Suresh Raina has been a part of the team from season one, and he is the highest run-scorer for his team. Other players like Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo have also done tremendously well for their team.
Healthy competition is always good for improvement. Mumbai Indians have been the biggest rival of CSK. Mumbai Indians have won the IPL cup the highest number of times. The teams have faced each other in many finals, where Mumbai Indians have won in close and thrilling matches.
A great team is not only the one with the highest winning matches or records but also the overall performance of the team in every condition. Chennai Super Kings is a fan favourite not only because of its wins but also the way the team approaches every game. That makes CSK one of the greatest teams in IPL history.