In the Indian Premier League the franchise which is based in Chennai and owned by India Cements Ltd. is called as the Chennai Super Kings. The home ground of this team is the M.A. Chidambaran Stadium also called as the Chepauk. To attain the rights of this franchise for a decade the India Cements paid 91 million USD. The brand ambassador of this franchise is the former Indian batsman and skipper Krishnamachari Srikanth.
In the 2008 season (April-May) the Chennai Super Kings won the following matches aganist the IPL Teams. On 19th April 2008 at Mohali it defeated Kings XI Punjab by 33 runs. On 23rd April 2008 at Chennai it defeated Mumbai Indians by 6 runs. On 26th April 2008 at Chennai it defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets. On 28th April 2008 at Bangalore it defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 13 runs. On 8th May 2008 at Delhi it defeated Delhi Daredevils by 4 wickets. On 10th May 2008 at Chennai it defeated Kings XI Punjab by 18 runs. On 18th May 2008 at Kolkata it defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs. On 27th May at Hyderabad it defeated the Deccan Chargers by 7 wickets. In the semi final against Kings XI Punjab on 31st May at Mumbai it won by 9 wickets.
Some prominent players in the Indian Premier League team are as follows. The captain of the team is Mahendra Singh Dhoni from India who was paid 1.5 million USD and who is a wicket-keeper batsman. The other wicket keeper is Parthiv Patel from India who was paid 0.325 million USD. The all rounders in the team are Jacob Oram from New Zealand for 0.675 million USD and Albie Morkel from South Africa for 0.675 million USD. The batsmen in the team are Matthew Hayden from Australia for 0.375 million USD, Stephen Fleming from New Zealand for 0.35 million USD, Suresh Raina from India for 0.65 million USD and Michael Hussey from Australia for 0.35 million USD. The bowlers in the team are Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka for 0.6 million USD, Joginder Sharma from India for 0.225 million USD and Makhaya Ntini from South Africa for 0.2 million USD.
In the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008 the Chennai Super Kings were the runners up. In 2010 chennai Superkings became the champions in IPl 2010. Again the championship of IPL 2011 was won by Chennai superkings in a row.