5 Top Run Scorers of Chennai Super Kings(CSK) - Fast&up

5 Top Run Scorers of Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

When it comes to consistency, Chennai Super Kings have aced that category ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League. The team has managed to reach the playoffs the maximum number of time, have reached the finals seven times and scripted victory thrice.

With no doubt, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the team has aced at every opportunity that came their way. Not just MS Dhoni but there have several players of quality that have represented CSK. Players like Suresh Raina, DJ Bravo, Michael Hussey have been of some concrete importance as their presence has proven to be a fruitful one whenever tested. Here we take you through a list of top 5 top run scorers of CSK in the IPL history. 

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1) Suresh Raina

A player of grit, Suresh Raina tops the list for the most runs scored by any player for the Chennai based IPL franchise. The left hander is the only player from CSK to score above 400 runs in more than 10 seasons for the franchise. He missed out in 2019 where he scored 383 runs. Raina is regarded as one of the most pivotal player at the top-order line-up, with playing 160 matches, he has a tally of 4527 runs at an average of 33.28. He also has a century and 32 fifties for the franchise. Raina has played several remarkable knocks during his journey with CSK. His 87 off just 25 balls against Kings XI Punjab in Qualifier 2 of the 2014 edition was one of the best out of all. 

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2) MS Dhoni

When it’s CSK- its MS Dhoni. It may happen to be a very rare occasion where Dhoni didn’t found a way to make a record. Undoubtedly the best cricketer India and the world has. Apart from his undisputed leadership quality, he is one of the most striking batsmen too. He has played 143 innings for CSK and amassed 3858 runs. He has a tally of 21 half-centuries for CSK. His ability to keep it cool calm has been one of the main reasons for the team to reach the finish line. One of the best IPL knocks of Dhoni is the 84 runs not out from 48 balls versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 edition.

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3) Michael Hussey

At number three is our 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey. He played a total of 49 innings for CSK and scored 1768 runs at an average of 42.09 and a strike rate of 123.63. He has also scored one century and 13 fifties for the Yellove Brigade. His ability to provide solid starts at the top order and his ability to seamlessly mix caution with aggression made him a fruitful asset for the team. He also has an Orange Cap in the 2013 edition where he amassed 733 runs and played a vital role in Chennai reaching the final of the edition. 

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4) Murali Vijay

At number four is Tamil Nadu born Murali Vijay. He has often lead to various explosive starts at the top of the order. Vijay has played 67 innings for CSK and has a tally of 1676 runs at an average of 26.60. He has scored two centuries and seven half-centuries for the franchise. His 127 runs verses the Rajasthan Royals is regarded as one of the most remarkable ones. His most prolific season for Chennai was in the year 2010, when he amassed 458 runs. 
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5) Faf Du Plessis

The right-handed batsman has participated in total 96 innings for CSK and has scored 1639 runs at an average of 31.51 and a strike rate of 126.75. His ability has an anchor and letting other batsmen to play their natural game has been an important factor in establishing him as one of the mainstays of the Chennai Super Kings batting line-up. 

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Dipesh Sharma

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