All-Time CSK Playing XI

All-Time CSK Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful sides in IPL History.

Chennai Super Kings is the only team which have reached semi-finals or playoffs in every season.
In one line,when People ask what is IPL,so answer is it’s league where seven teams compete against each other to face CSK in finals.
CSK has won IPL in 2010,2011 and 2015 and in 2008,2012,2013,2015 and 2019 they were runner-ups.
CSK doesn’t change much players from their squad.They have used only 74 players in 12 seasons.
The credit of CSK success goes to Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and many players.
Chennai Super Kings always believe in their players and always backs them.
Many Big Players have played for CSK thus for like Mike Hussey,Brendon Mccullum,Stephen Fleming,Dirk Nannes,MS Dhoni,Suresh Raina etc.
Here is what is Chennai Super Kings all-time playing XI : –

Openers

Murali Vijay and Matthew Hayden

Murali Vijay was Chennai Super Kings most dangerous player in 2010-2013 era.

Murali Vijay was in red-hot form when he was in CSK team in 2010 – 2013. Vijay was power-hitter and have played big knocks.

Vijay has played a key role in Chennai Super Kings IPL win in 2010 and 2011. He has scored two T20 Hundreds for CSK and his 95 in 2011 final against RCB was best innings.

Matthew Hayden was highest run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2009

Matthew Hayden was purple Cap winner in IPL 2009. Although,he was not in great form in 2010. But he destroyed all bowlers throughout IPL 2009.

It was not easy to bowl him in that IPL. He was smashing bowlers all over the park.

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is key player of Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina is second-highest run scorer in IPL history and is also called as ‘Mr. IPL’. CSK’s most trusted player after MS Dhoni.

Raina has played every game in IPL and is key member of CSK. He is the man to have scored 350+ runs in all seasons.

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Raina is also a good part-time bowler and an electrical fielder.

S Badrinath

S Badrinath is one of the defensive players to play for Chennai Super Kings

If team have power-hitters and attacking batsmans in the start. Then defensive batsman can give them license.

Badrinath was that players who allowed other batsmans to play their natural game.

He always build partnerships whenever top order collapsed and played till the end. He could absorb pressure. His best IPL was IPL 2010.

MS Dhoni(c and wk)

MS Dhoni was Chennai Super Kings Captain in all seasons

Only Captain in the IPL to lead his side from IPL 2008 to IPL 2019. MS Dhoni has played massive role in CSK’s success.

MS Dhoni have scored 4000+runs in IPL at an average of 40+ and strike rate of 140+.

Dhoni has scored highest sixes in IPL among Indians(209) and is best batsman in death overs.

All-Rounders

Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel was used to be great asset for Chennai Super Kings

Once,he was used to be best all-rounder for Chennai Super Kings. Albie Morkel was equal in both the departments.

Morkel used to bowl in start and could bat anywhere according to situation.

He was the power-hitter and many times have batted ahead of Dhoni whenever they required quick runs.

He was involved in 152 runs partnership for the 3rd wicket against RR in IPL season 2 with Murali Vijay when Vijay scored 127 runs off 56 balls.

Dwayne Bravo

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One of the CSK’s most lethal weapon and is death bowler. However,he was known to be batting all-rounder.

But MS Dhoni get his best from bowling. Bravo is CSK’s death bowler and two times Purple Cap winner.

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With the bat as well,he has played good cameos.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was a key asset for Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra Jadeja is a complete player and a key asset for Chennai Super Kings.

Jadeja have turned the games for CSK both with the ball and bat. It was not easy to pick him in turning wickets.

Jadeja is a brilliant electric fielder too.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin was Chennai Super Kings most economical bowler

One of the most economical bowler and best-off spinner to play IPL. R Ashwin was very effective and it was not easy to play him specially in turning wickets.

He could bowl in powerplay as well and was wicket-taker.

Deepak Chahar

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Deepak Chahar has played just two seasons for Chennai Super Kings and proved hs worth.

He is an opener bowler for CSK and very economical bowler. Chahar is also a wicket-taker.

Doug Bollinger

Doug Bollinger is the fastest bowler to play for Chennai Super Kings

Doug Bollinger has played three seasons for CSK. He was wicket-taker and not allowed batsmans to go after him. He has 55 wickets in 42 games.

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