The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of the 10 teams competing for the TATA IPL 2023 Championship trophy. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is the home ground of CSK. It is CSK’s home ground since it was founded in the year 2008. For TATA IPL 2023, CSK will be again playing their home match in this stadium except for those seasons of IPL that were affected by the pandemic. This stadium is also known as the Chepauk Stadium. CSK is one of the most popular and successful franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). At its home stadium, CSK will compete in 7 matches as a host in IPL 2023.
About M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, the home ground of CSK was established in 1916, and named after the former president of the BCCI. This Stadium is one of the oldest cricket grounds in India. Over the years, the Stadium has hosted several matches, including Test matches, One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and several domestic including IPL games. The stadium has witnessed some of the most iconic moments in Indian cricket history in both domestic as well as international cricket.
Facilities in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
Stadium has a seating capacity of around 50,000 spectators, providing excellent facilities for players and fans alike. The stadium has two pavilions, the V Pattabhiraman Gate End and the Anna Pavilion End. The ground has floodlights that facilitate day-night matches. The playing surface is renowned for being one of the best in the country.
At M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, stands are always packed with passionate, vocal CSK fans who create an electric atmosphere during matches. The stadium turns into a sea of yellow, with fans wearing the team’s color, and waving flags and banners during the matches.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report
The MA Chidambaram (Chepauk Stadium) has hosted 123 IPL matches to date. The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium is considered to be batting-friendly. The surface of the pitch is hard and dry which deteriorates as the game progresses. It provides a lot of help to the spinners in the second inning. A team with quality spinners can lead to a spin-dominated contest. Additionally, the pitch has minimal grass, further favoring the spinners.
The weather in Chennai is predicted to be hot and humid during the IPL 2023 matches. In the afternoon, the temperature is expected to be around 33 degree Celsius. As the evening sets in, the temperature will cool down. The city’s proximity to the sea would create sticky and damp conditions.
Home Ground Advantage
Playing at the home ground can often give a team a significant advantage, and CSK is no exception. The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium has been a fortress for the team, with CSK winning more than 70% of their matches at the venue. Statistics show that out of 123 IPL matches played at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, 66 matches were won by the team who batted first whereas 55 matches were won by the chasing team. 2 matches ended with no result. The passionate support of the crowd often provides CSK with the extra motivation needed to secure a victory.