Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful franchises in the history of the IPL. They have won the most number of the titles (3 times) after Mumbai Indians (4 times), they have qualified for the playoffs the most times, and they also have played the most finals (8) in the competition. This reason behind this remarkable success of the CSK is the solid players they have had in their ranks over the years. Let’s take a look over the Top 5 CSK players of all-time.
Sir Ravindra Jadeja has turned into a remarkable player since joining the CSK. He has contributed to every aspect of the game, including bowling, batting, and fielding. Jadeja is the 4th highest wicket-taker for the CSK with 90 wickets against his name and only 1 wicket behind Albie Morkel at the 3rd position. He also has scored over 1000 runs for the franchise in 116 games he has played and sits at the 10th position in the list of most runs scored for the Chennai-based franchise.
Ashwin doesn’t play for the Chennai Super Kings now, but it doesn’t undermine the impact the player had over the success of the team while he traded his skills for the CSK. In his 6 years at Chennai, Ashwin left a legacy which would be tough to match. With 120 wickets, he is the leading wicket-taker for the Super Kings. Not just the wickets, his economy rate of 6.66 shows the impact he has during his days at the franchise.
Bravo has developed into a cult figure among the Super Kings’ fans. Bravo is the 2nd highest-wicket taker for the CSK and he is likely to overtake Ashwin’s tally of 120 wickets to emerge as the leading wicket-taker. Bravo also contributes to the batting as he is the 7th highest leading run-scorer as well. He also has won the Purple cap on the 2 different occasions. He is the only man alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar to do so.
Suresh Raina is the pillar of the CSK batting. He has held the number 3 position for them for years now. He is their leading scorer with 5369 runs against his name. ‘Chinna Thala’ (Junior Boss) as he is fondly known in Chennai is one of the biggest reasons behind Chennai’s success and consistency over the years. He has won many crunch games for his team and his mere presence immensely boost Super Kings’ overall morale.
The Captain. The Leader. The Legend. He is the adopted son of Chennai and his superstardom there can give even Rajni sir a run for his money. That’s the impact the man has created over the city. Under his leadership, CSK has emerged and developed into an absolute giant in the IPL. He has scored 4307 runs for them and he is the 2nd highest run-scorer for them as well. However, his impact could not be measured by mere numbers. MS Dhoni is synonymous with CSK and whatever they are, MS Dhoni has the biggest contribution in it.