Chennai Super Kings have always been the home of quality bowlers. The likes of Doug Bollinger, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Muttiah Muralitharan have donned yellow jersey in the past.Not everyone is capable of taking on such a kind of bowling maestros. But there are few batsmen who have made scoring runs against yellow army a child’s play.
Here we would have a look at the top 10 leading run scorers against CSK in the history of IPL.
Most Runs vs CSK
|PLAYER||INNS||RUNS||AVERAGE||STRIKE RATE||HIGH SCORE||NOT OUTS||100s/50s|
|AB de Villiers||25||532||23.13||150.28||105*||2||1/3|
Shikhar Dhawan has played for different IPL franchises. The list includes Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils). Whichever team he plays for, one thing stayed common. His numbers while batting against CSK kept growing, whichever jersey he wore. ‘Gabbar’ is the first batsman to score 1000+ against CSK. Scoring at an average of around 44, Dhawan is the most consistent batter among the players on the list and second overall after Rishabh Pant.
No doubt that Virat Kohli will easily find his spot in the top five in the race to score the most runs against CSK. RCB skipper has lived up to his nickname ‘King’ whenever he batted against his favorite opponent. Shikhar and Virat have 9 50+ plus scores against the “Yellove” side – the highest among all batters!
Rohit Sharma is the spearhead of Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup. MI and CSK rivalry had intensified as the years rolled by. The men in blue enjoy the upper hand in that rivalry. Rohit’s record against the yellow army significantly gives them the advantage. The ‘Hitman’ has piled up 750+ runs at an average of 27.5 in his 30 matches against CSK. The strike rate of nearly 125 and 7 fifties shows how lethal he is against CSK.
Virender Sehwag’s match-winning 122 in the 2014 edition’s Qualifier game is the highest individual score against the Chennai Super Kings in the tournament’s history.
Kieron Pollard’s name in the list may not come as a surprise to many of our readers. The West Indian right-handed batsman always comes big when he plays against the Dhoni-led team. On multiple occasions, he has been a match-winner against the Chennai team leading to his 550+ aggregate at an average of 36+ against the yellow jerseys. His strike rate of 170+ (the highest in the list for anyone with 500+ runs against the side) shows his dominance against CSK.