5 Highest Scorers In CSK
As the only team to have reached the playoff stage each time they have featured in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings is the most consistent outfit in the history of the IPL. A large factor in this consistency from the men in yellow is the strength of their batting unit, which you would back to come good more often than not in any IPL campaign.
Many of the top batsmen in world cricket have donned the famous yellow jersey over the years, so let’s take a look at the big names that make up to the list of Players with Most Runs for CSK in IPL history.
Top 5 Highest Scorers in CSK in IPL
#5 Faf du Plessis (1850 Runs)
At number five on this list of the Players with Most Runs for CSK in IPL in IPL history is the South African skipper, who has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings batting lineup over the years. Du Plessis has featured in the middle order as well as up top on occasion, proving to be at home in each position. In all, the right-hander has scored 1850 runs in 64 innings for the men in yellow, a commendable total given his floating batting position and the fact that he isn’t always available for selection due to his international commitments. Faf Du Plessis has the ability to drop anchor and keep one end secure and is extremely adept at rotating the strike with a more attacking batsman at the other end, which is why he may not have the highest strike rate but is an extremely dependable player to have in any team.
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#4 Murali Vijay (2173 Runs)
Edging past du Plessis into fourth place on this list of the top 5 highest scorers for CSK in IPL history is local lad Murali Vijay, who has a penchant for providing explosive starts for his side. An extremely elegant batsman, Vijay has played many a memorable inning for Chennai, scoring 2173 runs at an average of 26.50. Although he is liable to get out to a rash shot, he is a true joy to watch when it’s going right for him and has scored some incredible hundreds for CSK over the years. Vijay’s inclusion in this list is made even more impressive by the fact that he moved on to Delhi and then Kings XI Punjab after the 2013 season and only returned to improve his run tally in 2019!
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#3 Michael Hussey (2213 Runs)
Despite missing one season due to national commitments and playing for Mumbai Indians in 2014, Michael Hussey takes the third spot on this list of the Players with Most Runs for CSK in IPL games. Nicknamed Mr. Cricket, Hussey played 63 innings in all for the Chennai franchise, scoring 2213 runs at an impressive average of 40.98. He became the first batsman to score an IPL century for CSK, doing so with a fantastic 116* in their first-ever IPL match! His ability to get the team off to a great start cautious yet aggressive strokeplay made him a real asset for the franchise and also won him the Orange Cap in 2013 when he scored 733 runs at an average of over 50 for the season.
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#2 MS Dhoni (4307 Runs)
You would expect to see a profusion of top-order batsmen when talking about the top 5 Leading run scorer for Chennai Super Kings, but MS Dhoni’s exploits with the bat for Chennai over the years put him firmly at the second spot. Although he has come in to bat at number 3 or 4 on occasion, most of his best work comes down the order which makes his inclusion in this list even more worthy of appreciation. Having played no less than 166 innings for the men in yellow, Dhoni has scored a whopping 4307 runs at an incredible average of 42.22 and has an uncanny knack of masterminding successful chases and also hitting huge sixes! His ability to keep cool in stressful circumstances has served him well while captaining the side as well, taking the side to three titles and finishing in the top 4 every season without fail.
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#1 Suresh Raina (5369 Runs)
An (almost) ever-present at number 3 for Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina takes top spot in this list of the top 5 highest scorers for CSK in IPL matches. Raina sits second behind Virat Kohli in the all-time IPL run-scoring charts and is good value for his place too, as one of only two men to have crossed the 5000-run mark. He has played many a memorable knock for CSK over the years, racking up 5369 runs at an average of 33.98. The stylish southpaw also happens to be CSK’s most capped player, hardly ever missing a game over the past 12 seasons!
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