Chennai Team in Indian T20 League

Adding one more title to their trophy cabinet, Chennai led by the charismatic MS Dhoni have clinched their 4th Indian T20 League title. Under the management of Stephen Fleming, Chennai has been one, if not the most consistent team. The 2021 season marked the return of Chennai back into the playoffs after missing out in the previous year.
There was no surprise in the Auction for the Chennai squad. Already retaining MS Dhoni, Ravi Jadeja, Moeen Ali and the current orange cap holder Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai rebought their primary players including Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa. Chennai has now featured in 9 finals in 14 seasons, making them a force to be reckoned with. It will be exciting to watch their performances with two new teams in the mix.

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Chennai Fantasy Cricket Matches in Indian T20 Premier League

Chennai 2022 Schedule for Indian T20 Premier League Fantasy Matches

Match Number Date Teams Venue Time
Match 1 26 Mar Chennai vs Kolkata Wankhede Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 7 31 Mar Lucknow vs Chennai Brabourne 7:30 PM IST
Match 11 3 Apr Chennai vs Punjab Brabourne 7:30 PM IST
Match 17 9 Apr Chennai vs Hyderabad DY Patil Stadium 3:30 PM IST
Match 22 12 Apr Chennai vs Bangalore DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 29 17 Apr Gujarat vs Chennai MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM IST
Match 33 21 Apr Mumbai vs Chennai DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 38 25 Apr Punjab vs Chennai Wankhede Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 46 1 May Hyderabad vs Chennai MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM IST
Match 49 4 May Bangalore vs Chennai MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM IST
Match 55 8 May Chennai vs Delhi DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 59 12 May Chennai vs Mumbai Wankhede Stadium 7:30 PM IST
Match 62 15 May Chennai vs Gujarat Wankhede Stadium 3:30 PM IST
Match 68 20 May Rajasthan vs Chennai Brabourne 7:30 PM IST

Team Record of Chennai In Indian T20 Premier League

Team Years M W L NR Win % Titles
Chennai 2008-2015, 2018-2021 195 117 76 1 60.56 4

Last Year’s Performance

Nicknamed as the Dad’s Army, Chennai yet again proved why they are the dominant force in the Indian T20 League, clinching their fourth title with a win over Kolkata in the finals. Their openers amassed runs like no other, taking the top-two spots in the leading run-getters. Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 runs) and Faf Du Plessis (633 runs) took most teams to the cleans with their clinical top-order partnerships.

In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur took 21 wickets, equalling the impressive Jasprit Bumrah and fourth overall. Chennai was also helped extensively by Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and the 14-Crore Deepak Chahar, who all shared 41 wickets between them.

What can we Expect from Chennai in the 2022 Season?

The auction showed us what we expected. Chennai brought a majority of their players but lost the services of their top-performers such as Faf and Shardul. There is no new-look Chennai except for Devon Conway, who could be the new opener. This might even be MS Dhoni’s final season with the franchise and will look to end it on a high. One noticeable absentee is Suresh Raina.

Depending on where the matches will be played, Chennai will look to their top-order strength and their all-rounders to make yet another playoff. With Dhoni’s leadership, auctions need not be a worry for this Chennai squad. We can expect Chennai to put up a strong fight in the top-half of the Indian T20 League this year.

Current Squad of Chennai

The list of 2022 Chennai players are:

  • MS Dhoni
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ambati Rayadu
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Deepak Chahar
  • KM Asif
  • Shivam Dube
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Rajvardhan Hangargekar
  • Simarjeet Singh
  • Devon Conway
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Mitch Santner
  • Adam Milne
  • Subhranshu Senapati
  • Prashant Solanki
  • Mukesh Choudhary
  • C Hari Nishaanth
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Chris Jordan
  • Bhagath Varma

Many of the former Chennai players have been retained for the 2022 season. For fantasy cricket players, it is important to check out the list of playing 11 before building the Indian T20 Premier fantasy league squad for Chennai matches.

Latest Acquisitions

Chennai would’ve preferred a more explosive opener in the top order, but have acquired the services of New Zealand opener Devon Conway for this season. Other foreign players include Adam Milne, mystery Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana, Chris Jordan and Dwayne Pretorius.

Chennai is known to not make any changes to their Playing XI, and have gone with the same format yet again. In the domestic list of players, one of the notable new entrants is Shivam Dube for 4 Crores. Chennai also acquired U19 player Rajvardhan Hangargekar, who could be handy in the middle-order. However, with Chennai’s winning formula, they could see a long batting order riddled with spinners, especially if home games are allocated in this edition.

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