Most Runs Scorer for CSK
Undoubtedly, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of the most triumphant teams in the history of the IPL by having three titles in their name. Also, theirs is the only franchise in the IPL’s history to make it to the playoffs in each season they have been a part of. Through the years, CSK has had some radiant players who have added to their victory enormously.
Here are CSK’s top 5 highest run-getters of all-time.
#5) Faf du Plessis
(Matches: 63, Runs: 1,639)
du Plessis has played for CSK in 63 matches and has a total of 1,639 runs for them at an average of 31.51 and strike rate of over 126. He has also achieved ten fifties for the Yellow squad with the highest score of 96.
Faf du Plessis comes at fifth position in this CSK most runs scorer listing.
#4) Murali Vijay
(Matches: 67, Runs: 1,676)
Before Murali Vijay played for Delhi Capitals (2014) and Kings XI Punjab (2015-17), he was a part of CSK from 2009 to 13. The Tamil Nadu boy once again got back to his home team in 2018 and is also playing for CSK in the IPL 2020.
Murali Vijay has played 67 matches and has a total 1,676 runs for CSK. He has also scored 7 fifties and 1 century for the yellow team.
Murali Vijay comes at fourth position in this CSK most runs scorer listing.
#3) Michael Hussey
(Matches: 50, Runs: 1,768)
Michael Hussey stood for CSK from 2008 to 15 except for 2014, that’s when he was a part of the Mumbai Indians. During his time with CSK, Hussey was always among the runs. His ground-breaking season was in 2013 when he scored an immense 733 runs and won the Orange Cap.
He played 50 matches for CSK and has a tota1 of 768 runs at an average of 42.09 with a strike rate of 123. The Australian international has batted at least 13 fifties and one century for the team.
Michael Hussey comes at third position in this CSK most runs scorer listing.
#2) MS Dhoni
(Matches: 160, Runs: 3,858)
This Indian ex-skipper has led the franchise since 2008 with flamboyance. The right-hander has directed them to three IPL titles and has been the only skipper to preserve the IPL title. In addition to his significant leadership, he has been a productive batsman who has constantly scored runs.
He has a total of 3,858 runs for CSK in 160 appearances at a stunning average of 44.34 and an exceptional strike-rate of over 140. MS Dhoni is the only Indian player with the most number of ‘Man of the Match’ awards (17) in the IPL history.
MS Dhoni comes at second position in this CSK most runs scorer listing.
#1) Suresh Raina
(Matches: 164, Runs: 4,527)
Since the beginning of the IPL in 2008, Suresh Raina has been CSK’s batting foundation. The southpaw is one of the primary reasons behind the sensation in the cash-rich league and has constantly scored runs for CSK.
Suresh Raina has a total of 4,527 runs for CSK in 164 matches at an average of 33.28 and an immense strike-rate of over 137. He has also scored 32 half-centuries and one century for CSK in the IPL.