Most Runs Against CSK In IPL

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Most Runs Against CSK

As a batsman in the IPL, you come up against every team at least twice in every season. If you’re lucky and your team makes it into the knockout stage, you might encounter a team more than twice as well. Playing the tournament once every year familiarises you with the bowling attack of each team, and it’s more than likely that you develop an opponent that you prefer facing because you’ve scored well against them in the past. And, if the opponent in question is Chennai Super Kings, you’re definitely going to encounter them in the knockout stage, because the men in yellow have never failed to progress from the group stage yet! As such, the men in yellow have come up against certain batsmen who seem to relish the opportunity to play against them, and this list of the 5 players with most runs against CSK in IPL history will give you a better idea of the batsmen who have always enjoyed facing off against Dhoni’s men.

#5. Shane Watson (480 Runs)

Shane Watson Against CSK

Although Shane Watson turns out for Chennai currently, he occupies the fifth spot in this list of the top 5 players with most runs against CSK in IPL history. The Australian all-rounder has had a long and well-traveled IPL career, having played for the Rajasthan Royals as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore before arriving in Chennai and has scored many runs against his current side. In fact, Chennai Super Kings are amongst his most favoured opposition, as he has racked up 480 runs in 12 innings at an average of 43.63 against them, with four half-centuries and a highest score of 101.

#4. Robin Uthappa (538 Runs)


Another veteran of the IPL, Robin Uthappa has faced the Super Kings while playing for a number of different IPL outfits and takes fourth place on this list of 5 players with most runs against CSK in IPL matches. While he was at his best during his time at Kolkata Knightriders, he has also donner the Mumbai Indians jersey as well as that of Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 18 innings against Chennai, however, he has scored 538 runs at an average of 31.64 and a strike rate of 135.5, his highest score being 80*.

#3. Shikhar Dhawan (641 Runs)

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Another one of the IPL’s ever-presents, Shikhar Dhawan is third on our list of the top 5 players with most runs against CSK in IPL history. ‘Gabbar’ has played against the men in yellow for various outfits, including Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and two different stints for the Delhi-based franchise. In 21 innings against Chennai, Dhawan has amassed 641 runs at an average of over 35 and a strike rate in excess of 120, decorated with six half-centuries.

#2. Rohit Sharma (705 Runs)

Rohit Sharma

Although Rohit Sharma has been leading the Mumbai Indians for several seasons now, there was also a time when he featured for the Deccan Chargers. During his lengthy IPL career, the Hit Man has faced Mumbai on 27 occasions and is one of only two batsmen to have scored over 700 runs against them. With an average of just under 30 and a strike rate of 125, Sharma has scored 705 runs against the men in yellow and will be looking to build on his tally when the 2020 edition of the IPL comes around.

#1. Virat Kohli (747 Runs)

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Given the fact that the Indian captain sits atop the IPL run-scoring charts for all time, it is to be expected that he would be leading this list of the 5 players with most runs against CSK in IPL history as well. King Kohli has acquitted himself well against every opponent he has come up against, and Dhoni’s men are no different. In just 23 innings against CSK (four fewer than Rohit Sharma in second place) Kohli has amassed 747 runs at an average of 37.35 and a strike rate of 124.08, with six fifties to boot.