Chennai Superstars

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Chennai Superstars
Captain: Stuart Law
Coach: Michael Bevan

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.[1][2][3][4]


The team is named after the popular movie star of Tamil Nadu, Rajnikanth who is popularly referred to as 'Superstar'.[citation needed]

Coaches and Support Staff[edit]

  • CoachMichael Bevan
  • Assistant Coach & Mentor – Kharsan Ghavri
  • Physiotherapist – Anthony Smith
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach – Corey Bocking
  • Massagetherapist – Julia Russel, Flavier Lia


Overseas Players

No. Name Age Nationality Batting Style Bowling Style Remarks
01 Ian Harvey 37 Australia Australia Right Handed Right-arm medium Opening Batsman & Player of Tournament ICL Inaugural 20s
02 Stuart Law 41 Australia Australia Right Handed Right-Leg Spin Captain & Middle Order Batsman
03 Nantie Hayward 32 South Africa South Africa Right Handed Right-arm fast Opening Bowler
04 Russel Arnold 34 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Left-handed Right-Off Spin Middle Order Batsman
05 Shabbir Ahmed 32 Pakistan Pakistan Right-handed Right-arm fast Opening Bowler

Local Players

  • 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)

Previous performance[edit]

Tournament Placement
2007 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship Winners
2008 Indian Cricket League 50s Winners
2008 Indian Cricket League Edelweiss 20s Challenge 3rd place
2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Domestic Tournament Runner-up
2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/09 3rd place


  • 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


  1. ^ Rediff staff (November 14, 2007). "ICL announces team lists". Rediff. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  2. ^ Cricinfo staff (November 14, 2007). "IPlayer roster for six teams finalised". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  3. ^ Sify India (December 17, 2007). "Chennai Superstars win inaugural ICL tournament". Sify. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  4. ^ Rediff India (January 28, 2008). "Chennai Superstars win inaugural ICL 50 overs tournament". Rediff. Retrieved 2008-01-28.