What makes Chennai Super Kings the most consistent team in the Indian Premier League is the way their players take responsibility for the team’s win every single time. The team never really relies on a particular player. Instead, their players know their roles, and they play them accordingly. This helps them win games from any situation with different players coming out as match-winners.

Most importantly, the team environment is so healthy that they trust their players by backing them on their tough phases, and as a result, the players come back strong and end up winning games for the team.

If you look at the winning percentage of MS Dhoni as captain, the franchise captain since the beginning, you will understand how good they are in this competition. They have qualified for the Playoffs 11 times in 12 editions they participated, played the final 8 times, and been the champion team 3 times (2010, 2011, 2018). What a journey it has been!

Apparently, CSK are always blessed with fantastic openers who have given them runs in bulk. To name a few, they have got Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, or the recent sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad, who have been brilliant openers and won matches single-handedly for the yellow jerseys. All these batsmen, except Gaikwad, who started playing for CSK only in 2020, are part of this esteemed list that is there for your view beneath.

Now, let’s look into the top ten players who have scored the most runs for Chennai Super Kings in the overall IPL tournament:

PLAYERSRUNSINNINGSAVERAGESTRIKE RATEHIGH SCORE50s/100s
Suresh Raina468717132.32136.88100*33/1
MS Dhoni450819139.89137.4884*22/0
Faf du Plessis27218635.33131.449620/0
Ambati Rayudu19328029.72129.31100*8/1
Ruturaj Gaikwad17975139.06135.52101*14/1
Mike Hussey17684942.09123.63116*13/1
Murali Vijay17087025.87125.121277/2
Ravindra Jadeja163011426.29135.1562*2/0
Subramaniam Badrinath14416730.65118.8971*11/0
Shane Watson12524330.53136.38117*7/2

Key Stats

Two players have scored 2 centuries while playing for CSK – Murali Vijay and Shane Watson. You can find here the list of batsmen with the most number of centuries in IPL.

One player with a century for CSK who are not on this list is Brendon McCullum.

MS Dhoni has hit the maximum number of sixes for the Chennai-based team in this tournament. Find here where Dhoni ranks among the top 10 six-hitters of IPL.

Suresh Raina batted 34 50+ innings for CSK, which is the best, and he has hit the maximum fours for the team. You can find here the ranking of teams with the highest number of sixes and fours as a team.

Mike Hussey has the best average for anyone who has more than 200 runs for CSK.

Murali Vijay’s 127 against Rajasthan Royals (2010) in Chennai is the highest score by any CSK batsman in IPL. You can find here where he stands in the list of IPL’s highest 10 individual knocks.

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