Best Players in CSK
One of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League after Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings are a treat to watch when playing on the field. Though they are enduring a difficult season this year, Chennai Super Kings are the team that has never failed to make it to the playoffs. They were banned from featuring the Indian Premier League for two seasons because of the spot-fixing issues.
During the course of 10 seasons of CSK, there have been great players who have played there for the team.
Here are the top 5 best players for Chennai Super Kings since 2008:
#5) Faf du Plessis
In the tough season of 2020 for Chennai Super Kings, Faf du Plessis is one of the brightest stars for the team. Faf du Plessis has been a loyal servant too for the Chennai Super Kings side.
In 63 games for Chennai Super Kings, Faf du Plessis has 1639 runs to his name. He has consistently scored, averaging 31.51 and striking above 121. If Chennai Super Kings are to come back in the ongoing season, Faf du Plessis has a big role to play.
Faf du Plessis comes at number fifth in this CSK best players list.
#4) Murali Vijay
Currently going through a bad patch, Murali Vijay was one of the instrumental players in CSK’s title-winning campaign in 2011. In 67 appearances for Chennai Super Kings, Murali Vijay has 1676 runs to his name.
Murali Vijay has featured for Chennai Super Kings during 2008-14 and in 2018. During his time at Chepauk and Chidambaram Stadium, he has seven fifties and one century to his name.
Murali Vijay comes at number fourth in this CSK best players list.
#3) Michael Hussey
The Australian left-handed batsman is one of the legendary players to ever have graced the game of cricket. He has served the Australian national team and was a part of the World Cup-winning side too. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, he has also won the Indian Premier League too.
Playing for Chennai Super Kings, he has 1768 runs in 50 appearances. The player has also won the Orange Cup with Chennai Super Kings in 2013 where he scored a massive 733 runs during the course of the season.
Michael Hussey comes at number third in this CSK best players list.
#2) MS Dhoni
The Captain Cool, MS Dhoni is one of the loyal servants of Chennai Super Kings. He has remained with CSK in their ups and downs. Though he is seen playing less for the team as a batsman, his contribution is of the top level.
Apart from being an influential leader, MS Dhoni has contributed with the bat too. He has scored 3858 runs in 160 appearances with a stunning average of 44.24. He is also the Indian player with most “Man of the Match” awards.
MS Dhoni comes at number second in this CSK best players list.
#1) Suresh Raina
Highly regarded as Mr.IPL, Suresh Raina is not featuring in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League owing to personal reasons. However, he is among the list of highest run-getters in IPL as well as Chennai Super Kings.
In 164 appearances for Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina has amassed 4527 runs at an average of 33.28. He has been the mainstay for the team since its inception and has three IPLs to his name.