Chennai Super Kings, one of the vital profitable franchises within the IPL — with three titles — too are up and operating and have even managed to get permission for a camp for his or her Indian gamers from August 15, forward of their scheduled departure for Dubai on August 21.
CSK, through the years, have been a step forward of the opposite franchises in the case of preparations for the match and that is what makes them one of the vital formidable sides within the IPL.
Along with their dynamic captain MS Dhoni, their gamers have at all times been amongst runs and that has been a significant cause for the workforce’s success through the years.
TimesofIndia.com right here takes a take a look at the highest 5 batsmen who’ve scored probably the most runs for the Chennai Super Kings:
Suresh Raina – 4,527 runs in 164 matches
Explosive batsman Suresh Raina has been a part of the spine of CSK since its first version again in 2008. The fashionable left-hander, who’s the second highest run getter within the match (5,368 runs) total has been an enormous a part of the workforce’s success through the years. Even although the franchise was banned for 2 years in 2016 and 2017, Raina was among the many few senior gamers, who led the resurgence of the workforce in 2018, serving to them win a title on their much-awaited comeback. Raina has undoubtedly been the perfect batsman of the workforce 12 months after 12 months and sits proper on the high of the run charts for the franchise. In 164 matches for CSK, Raina has scored a document 4,527 runs that additionally features a ton, which he hit towards Kings XI Punjab in 2013 version. With a powerful common of 33.28, Raina has additionally scored these runs at a brisk strike price of over 137. Barring the 2016 and 2017 seasons, when he performed for the Gujarat Lions, Raina has 32 half-centuries for CKS — the very best for any CSK batsman. The chief architect of many wins, Raina through the years has been one of the vital loyal troopers of the Yellow Brigade. Although a shocking reality about Raina in his journey with CSK has been that, even after scoring so many runs through the years, Raina has not managed to win the Orange Cap within the match for many runs in a single season
MS Dhoni – 3,858 runs in 160 matches
It could be a really laborious factor to think about CSK with out MS Dhoni. One of probably the most dynamic cricket leaders of all time, Dhoni has been maybe the simplest architect of CSK’s success. From main the franchise to 2 again to again titles in 2010 and 2011, to seeing it by means of a two-year ban, to main the workforce as soon as once more to a trophy on their comeback in 2018, Dhoni has been the wheels of the chariot on which CSK has been driving for over a decade. And together with being one of the vital influential skippers within the match, Dhoni has additionally been a run machine for his franchise. Out of the 4,432 runs Dhoni has scored within the IPL, 3,858 runs have come for the Yellow Army in 160 matches. With an outstanding common of 44.34, Dhoni has at all times been the finisher for the workforce that the opposite franchise can solely dream of getting. Even although Dhoni won’t have an IPL century to his title however on quite a few events the veteran has led his workforce to victories that might not have been attainable with out him. With a staggering strike price of 140.03, Dhoni has on most events offered his workforce that much-need acceleration that they required within the demise overs. The most profitable ‘finisher of the sport’ has additionally scored 21 half-centuries for CSK.
Michael Hussey – 1,768 runs in 50 matches
Currently serving because the batting coach of the workforce and the one retired participant on this listing, Australia’s Mr. Cricket, Michael Hussey has additionally been one of the vital loyal troopers of CSK. Apart from the 2014 version, which he performed for Mumbai Indians, earlier than returning again to CSK in 2015 one final time, Hussey throughout his eight-year stint within the match served 7 years within the CSK ranks, earlier than retiring as a participant. And within the 50 matches that he represented the franchise, Hussey was at all times amongst runs. With a complete of 1,768 runs, Hussey sits third on the listing of all-time highest run-scorers for the three time IPL champions. The fashionable left-hander additionally grabbed the Orange Cap after having fun with phenomenal success with the bat within the 2013 version when he scored 733 runs in simply 16 matches. With a mean of 42.09, Hussey additionally scored these runs at a powerful strike price of over 123. Along with the 13 fifties he scored for CSK, Hussey additionally smoked a uncommon ton within the second match of the inaugural version of the match, the place he ended up scoring a 54-ball 116, lighting up the match
Murali Vijay – 1,676 runs in 67 matches
A 12 months with Delhi Capitals (2014) adopted by three years in Kings XI Punjab (2015-2017), however the Chennai-born Murali Vijay at all times had his coronary heart beating for CSK. From serving the franchise between 2009 and 2013, to now being again to be a part of the lion’s den (since 2018), Murali Vijay this 12 months too will don the CSK jersey when he takes the sphere from September 19. The prolific right-hander, to this point has performed 67 matches for the franchise and has collected 1,676 runs, which places him in fourth place on the listing of high CSK run-scorers. Murali, who’s among the many only a few batsmen to have scored two IPL tons, scored each his centuries enjoying for CSK again in 2010 and 2012. To go along with that, the 36-year-old additionally has 7 fifties to his title for the yellow brigade. With a strike price of over 126, the CSK opener has most of the time ensured that his workforce will get off to a flying begin, be it batting first or whereas chasing. One of probably the most impactful figures within the workforce, Murali was retained by the franchise on the auctions in 2019 primarily based on his service and efficiency for the franchise.
Faf du Plessis – 1,639 runs in 63 matches
Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has been among the many core members on the CSK camp since his debut in 2012. Barring the two-year interval when CSK have been banned, du Plessis has been an lively a part of the workforce, serving as a prolific batsman and a part of the workforce assume tank. Along with the expertise he brings in, du Plessis additionally has been formidable with the bat within the CSK center order. With a complete of 1,639 runs in 63 outings, du Plessis sits fifth on the listing of highest run-getters in CSK’s historical past. With a highest rating of 96, du Plessis has been a part of some memorable CSK wins, stepping up his sport with the bat when the workforce wants him probably the most. The former South African captain has to this point scored 10 fifties for CSK and his runs for the franchise have come at a powerful common of 31.51. An entire middle-order batsman, who has typically offered the workforce with a much-needed push within the ultimate overs, du Plessis has additionally scored these runs at an important strike price of over 126. He can be top-of-the-line fielders the franchise has.