Chennai Superstars was one of the nine teams played in the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) founded in 2007. The team is based in Chennai, coached by Michael Bevan and captained by Stuart Law, both reputed Australian cricketers.
The team had the distinction of winning the first two championships of Indian Cricket League, the ICL Inaugural T20 held in 2007 and the ICL 50 Overs Tournament held in 2008. They earned the third place in the third ICL tournament, ICL Edelweiss 20s held in 2008 and the runners place in ICL Domestic 20s 2008.
The team is named after the popular movie star of Tamilnadu, Rajnikanth who is popularly referred to as 'Superstar'.
Coaches and Support Staff
- Coach – Michael Bevan
- Assistant Coach & Mentor – Kharsan Ghavri
- Physiotherapist – Anthony Smith
- Strength & Conditioning Coach – Corey Bocking
- Massagetherapist – Julia Russel, Flavier Lia
- R.Sathish (Chennai) (Vice Captain)
- Hemang Badani (Chennai)
- G.Vignesh (Chennai)
- Tamil Kumaran (Chennai)
- Hemant Kumar (Chennai)
- Syed Mohammed (Chennai)
- Thiru Kumaran (Chennai)
- J. Hareish (Chennai)
- Vasanth Sarvanan (Tamil Nadu)
- R. Jesuraj (Tamil Nadu)
- V. Devendran (Chennai)
- Vivek Parikh (Tamil Nadu)
|2007 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship
|2008 Indian Cricket League 50s
|2008 Indian Cricket League Edelweiss 20s Challenge
|2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Domestic Tournament
|2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/09
- Sanjeev Martin (Tamil Nadu) and Sridharan Sriram (Chennai) who played for Chennai Superstars in ICL 50s in 2008 season joined the Ahmedabad Rockets from the Edelweiss T20s in 2008 season.
- Chris Read (England) who played for Chennai Superstars in 2007 season was replaced by Adam Parore (New Zealand) from the Edelweiss T20s in 2008 season who was in turn replaced by Nantie Hayward (South Africa) in 2008-2009 season.
- R.Sathish, G.Vignesh, J.Syed Mohammed and Thiru Kumaran played for ICL India in the 2008 Indian Cricket League World Series. Shabbir Ahmed represented ICL Pakistan while Russel Arnold and Ian Harvey represented ICL World in the same tournament.
- Coach Michael Bevan played three matches for the side in the ICL Edelweiss 20s held in 2008
- Chennai Superstars have been placed in the top 10 of Bartercard Power Rankings for T20 teams