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5 Top Run Scorers of Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Published : Sep 17, 2020 3 mins read Updated On : Jul 26, 2022

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 times, have reached the finals nine times and scripted victory four times.

Without any doubt, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the team has aced at every opportunity that came their way. Not just MS Dhoni but there are several players of quality that have represented CSK. Chennai Super Kings players like Suresh Raina, DJ Bravo, Michael Hussey, Faf Du Plessis, and, Ravindra Jadeja 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 the top five top run scorers of CSK in the IPL history.

1) Suresh Raina

A player of grit, Suresh Raina, arguably the CSK’s best batsman ever, tops the list for the most runs CSK. 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 players at the top-order line-up, with playing 205 matches; he has a tally of 5528 runs at an average of 32.51. He also has a century and 39 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 is about CSK, it’s about MS Dhoni. It may happen to be a very rare occasion where Dhoni did not find 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 198 innings for CSK and amassed 4838 runs. He has a tally of 24 half-centuries for CSK. His ability to keep it cool and calm was one of the main reasons for the team reaching 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 four, 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 five, is Tamil Nadu born Murali Vijay. This CSK batsman often gave 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 against 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 2721 runs. 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. His best performance for CSK came 2021 edition, where he fell just 1 run short of fellow opener, and highest run scorer for CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad in the Orange Cap race.

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