Best Batting Averages Against CSK
In T20 cricket, when you have a limited number of balls to play yourself in, maintaining a high average can be a difficult task. And, when you play against a team as formidable as Chennai Super Kings, it can be even tougher.
However, there are some batsmen who are equal to the task, and this list of players with the Highest Batting Averages against CSK in IPL matches will familiarise you with the top five.
Top 5 Batsmen with Best Batting Averages Against CSK
5. Kieron Pollard
Pollard is best known for his destructive hitting ability and propensity to hit big sixes, and one would really expect to see his name in a list of highest strike rates. However, it seems that the big West Indian ups his batting game considerably when he comes up against the familiar yellow jerseys of CSK, as he takes the fifth spot on this list of batsmen who have the Best Batting Averages Against CSK in IPL matches.
Pollard has played 19 innings against CSK, scoring 449 runs at an average of 34.53, which is quite remarkable considering how low down the order he usually bats. Pollard has recently returned to the West Indies team as well and will no doubt be looking to move up this list when the 2020 season starts!
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4. Shikhar Dhawan
The Indian opener has been a prolific scorer in the IPL for a whole host of teams, including the Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils, and Mumbai Indians, and now plays for his local IPL team, Delhi Capitals. Dhawan, who happens to be the IPL’s leading scorer in terms of fours hit, also takes the fourth spot on this list of batsmen who have the Highest Batting Averages against CSK in IPL matches. In 21 innings against CSK, Dhawan has amasses 641 runs at a respectable average of 35.61.
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3. Sachin Tendulkar
Is there any list of highest run-scorers or averages, or batting records in general, that Sachin Tendulkar doesn’t fit in? The Little Master is one of the true greats of the modern game and despite a relatively short IPL career still manages to make it to this list of batsmen who have the Best Batting Averages Against CSK in IPL matches.
Tendulkar played against CSK 12 times, scoring 368 runs at an average of 36.80 and the highest score of 74. When it comes to T20 scoring over 35 is something that is to be commended, and these figures are definitely worthy of some praise.
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2. Virat Kohli
From Sachin Tendulkar and all his records to the batsman who stands the best chance of breaking them all – Virat Kohli stands second on this list of batsmen who have the Highest Batting Averages against CSK in IPL matches. Kohli has faced off against the men in yellow in 23 innings, scoring 747 runs at an average of 37.35. King Kohli usually pushes himself up into the opening slot in T20 matches, a move that allows him to face maximum balls in the innings, and the results are showing. He will definitely be hoping to make it to number one on this list by the time the 2020 season is over!
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1. Shane Watson
While Virat Kohli’s technique, talent, and hunger for success will no doubt see him attempt to take over the number one spot on this list of batsmen who have the best batting average against Chennai Super Kings in IPL history, there is another reason that could see him make the jump.
This reason is that the batsman who currently occupies the number one slot also happens to turn out for Chennai! Shane Watson, who has previously played for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore as well, is currently the first-choice opener for MS Dhoni’s side, and therefore will not be improving on his figures this upcoming season. However, his average of 43.63 in 12 innings against his current employers will take some beating!
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