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Learn more about the teams competing in the 2014 Champions League Twenty20
Owned by India Cements, the Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent performers in T20 cricket. Finishing as runners-up in the inaugural edition of the IPL, they bagged the title in 2010 and 2011. In addition to winning the IPL in 2010, they also won the Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa in 2010, to make it a double victory. They were the runners up during the 2012 & 2013 seasons. Led by India captain MS Dhoni, CSK is the only IPL team to have retained their core group of players since their first season.
Captain: Gautam Gambhir
Coach: Trevor Bayliss
CLT20 Best: 2011, 2012 Group Stage
Languishing at the bottom of the table for the first three years, the KKR underwent a complete overhaul in 2011. Stalwarts like Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee and Brendon Mccullum were hired and Gautam Gambhir was given the reins of the team. As a result, KKR finished the season with a top four finish and went a notch ahead in 2012 by claiming the IPL title. This season will mark the second CLT20 appearance in a row for the team jointly owned by Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.
The team from Perth, Australia, made their Champions League Twenty20 debut in 2012 but couldn’t get past the League stage. However, bolstered by the experience of world-class campaigners like Simon Katich, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and Brad Hogg, the Scorchers put up a fine show in the 2012-13 KFC Big Bash League, and finished the runners-up for the second straight year, losing to Brisbane Heat in the final. Having booked themselves a place in the CLT20 yet again, the Perth Scorchers will look to utilize their experience and knowledge of the tournament in the previous year to make their mark this season.
Mumbai Indians is the Mumbai-based IPL franchise owned by IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai Indians has had a phenomenal rise both on and off the field, emerging as the most popular team in Indian Sports in little over four years. As a brand, Mumbai Indians was ranked No. 1 cricket club in India and was placed at 146th among 250 World’s Best Sports Brands (Ref:Brand Finance pls, UK 2012). In the Social Media space, Mumbai Indians have earned the respect and affection of close to 3.3 million fans, one of the largest fan base in Indian sports club culture. Mumbai Indians’ on field performance has been remarkable, emerging as winners of IPL 2013 and Champions League T20 2011, while finishing among top teams in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mumbai Indians promotes togetherness, team spirit and cohesiveness in diversity.