11. Muttiah Muralitharan

Employing the skills of legendary spin king, Muttiah Muralitharan, made the CSK bowling lineup lethal. The Lankan spinner often pitched perfect deliveries and ended up scalping 11 wickets from his 15 matches at an economical 6.98.The retired spinner is currently a part of the coaching management of the SRH team as their strategy and spin bowling coach.

10. Manpreet Gony

Like the other fast bowlers, it wasn’t the ideal first match for the tall Punjab bowler. He finished with a wicket and conceded 42 off his 4 overs.In 2019, he called it a day from his international cricket career and decided to play T20 leagues as a freelance cricketer.

9. Palani Amarnath

In his first game, he bowled an expensive spell (4-0-42-1) in a high-scoring affair. However, he did make a vital contribution with a slower ball that dismissed the set batsman James Hope who was looking dangerous on 71 runs. Amarnath was picked by Madhurai SG in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and he continued to play for them till 2017.

8. Joginder Sharma

The man who bowled the title-winning delivery in the inaugural T20 World Cup, this Harayana player was acquired by the 4-time champion, CSK, in the first IPL edition. Joginder Sharma is currently known to be the Deputy Superintendent of Police in his home state Haryana.

7. S Badrinath

Signing up local talents ahead of the 2008’s player auctions would have been on the bucket list of every team. CSK hit the right nail in the coffin by acquiring the services of S Badrinath. Having retired in 2018, his post-retirement activities include commentating where he is often featured in the Star Sports Tamil Broadcast team.

6. Jacob Oram

It is often difficult to miss out on a 6’4 ft tall bowler coming at you and hitting the deck with his fast deliveries. A handy middle-order batter and a successful shorter format bowler for the Black Caps, Jacob Oram entered the 2008 IPL with the hopes of replicating his match-winning performances in franchise cricket.

5. Suresh Raina

An incredible fielder and a player to bowl the odd couple of overs during tense situations, the Indian batsman was a valuable addition to the squad.While he no longer plays international cricket, he has continued participating in the IPL and was the vice-captain of CSK till 2021. He will enter the 2022 IPL mega auction in the hope to ignite a bidding war.

4. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is known for his surprising and unexpected announcements. On 15th August 2020, he posted a video on social media announcing his retirement from international cricket. He has continued to lead the CSK franchise and will look to defend the title in the tournament’s 15th edition.

3. Michael Hussey

It is hard to imagine CSK without the services of Mr Cricket. The Aussie top-order batter was another star left-hander in their first-ever playing XI.While his retirement announcement from cricket in 2012 shocked many, he has maintained an association with the sport and the Indian Premier League as he took up the position of CSK’s batting coach in 2018.

2. Matthew Hayden

A destructor of the cricket ball, the tall and intimidating Matthew Hayden, opened the innings with Parthiv Patel in CSK’s first match News broke in September 2021 about Hayden being appointed as the batting coach of the Pakistan team for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.

1. Parthiv Patel

After announcing himself as Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper at the age of 17, Parthiv Patel hung his armoury on December 9, 2020, at the age of 35. A couple of days later, he joined Mumbai Indians as their talent scout. He was a part of the Select Dugout as well as a Hindi commentator in IPL 2021.