Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful teams in the IPL. CSK won the Indian Premier League title 4 times. The success of CSK in IPL throughout the years lies in its batting lineup. CSK is always blessed with good batsmen in its history. So in this article, we will discuss 3 of CSK’s greatest batsmen.
Suresh Raina is one of the most dangerous and successful batsmen of the Chennai Super Kings. He is known as Mr. IPL for his records in IPL. He won many games for Chennai single-handedly. He is the 5th highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He scored 5528 runs with a strike rate of 136.76 and an average of 32.456 in every game.
His greatest knock in IPL is 100* off 53 balls against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2013. His brilliant performance helps CSK to put 186 on the board. But Punjab couldn’t chase down the score and CSK won the match.
MS Dhoni is considered the mastermind behind CSK’s success. He is playing for CSK since the inception of IPL in 2008. He Won 4 IPL titles and went to IPL finals 9 times. As a captain in IPL, MSD has the highest win rate of 59%. He is the 7th leading run scorer in the history of IPL. He scored 4978 runs with a strike rate of 135 and an average of 39.20 runs in every match. He gives many nail-biting finishes.
MS Dhoni has countless numbers of great knocks in the IPL. But his 70 runs off 34 balls against RCB in IPL 2018, chasing a huge total of 206 was on another level. CSK has won the game just 2 balls before Dhoni finishes off in style. He has hit 1 four & 7 sixes in his batting knock.
Michael Hussey does not have a long career in IPL. But he leaves his impact in IPL as one of the greatest batsmen. He is the leading run-scorer in IPL 2013. He scored 733 runs in a single season of IPL. He scored 1977 runs with a strike rate of 122. His best performance in IPL was against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2008. He scored 116 runs off 54 with a strike rate of 224. His explosive batting helps CSK to put 240/5 runs on the board. In the end, CSK easily won the match by 33 runs.
These are the top 3 greatest batsmen of CSK in IPL history. These batsmen have contributed to the Chennai Super King’s success.