Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the most consistent team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yes, the missed out on the most successful team to Mumbai Indians by on the 'title countback,' if you may. (More Cricket News)
But no team can challenge their 100 percent qualification play-offs qualification so far, and the world's biggest non-ICC tournament is in its 13th year.
The three-time champions, with one of the smartest captains at the helm, will once again be the team to beat. IPL 2020 is especially important for them considering a host of senior players will be featuring in their final season of the most lucrative cricket league in the world.
CSK will begin their campaign against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29, and will play their first home game at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on April 2 against Rajasthan Royals.
Here's a look at the key players, team and schedule
MS Dhoni: He is the force that drives CSK. Even at the twilight of his career, the wicketkeeper-batsman is still a force to reckon with. The stakes are never this high for the 38-year-old, who is eyeing a 'comeback' in the national set-up for the World T20.
Sam Curran: In a team of veterans, the young England star can do wonders by giving the likes of Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo good support. If the 21-year-old can be lethal with both and ball. Curran is the one to look out this season, and he loves a good challenge.
Complete Chennai Super Kings squad for IPL 2020: MS Dhoni (captain), Ambati Rayudu, K Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Jagadeesan Narayan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Ngidi (South Africa), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand), Monu Singh, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson (Australia), Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Piyush Chawla, R Sai Kishore, Sam Curran (England).
|29th March||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||8:00 PM|
|2nd April||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|6th April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||8:00 PM|
|11th April||Kings XI Punjab||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|13th April||Delhi Capitals||Delhi||8:00 PM|
|17th April||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||8:00 PM|
|19th April||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|24th April||Mumbai Indians||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|27th April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|30th April||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||8:00 PM|
|4th April||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||8:00 PM|
|7th April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai||8:00 PM|
|10th April||Delhi Capitals||Chennai||4:00 PM|
|14th April||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||8:00 PM|