IPL 2018 : MS Dhoni's IPL Career for Chennai Super Kings in numbers

All the stats and facts all you need to know about MS Dhoni's career for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League.

MS Dhoni is the only captain in IPL history to defend his IPL crown

MS Dhoni return to the Chennai Super Kings fold after a gap of two years and he returns as the leader of the once most dominant team in the tournament.

Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, CSK reached the play-offs of the IPL, every year from 2008-2015. MS Dhoni is also the only captain to defend his IPL title and win the titles back-to-back, in 2010 and 2011. 

Today, we take a look at MS Dhoni's numbers with Chennai Super Kings over the years.

Here is a look at MS Dhoni's Career for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League:

1. Batting career summary -

 Mat  Inns  NO  Runs  Avg  SR  Best  100  50
 129  116  40  2987  39.30  139.31  70*  0  15

- MS Dhoni is the second leading run scorer for Chennai Super Kings after Suresh Raina in Indian Premier League.

- MS Dhoni has hit 126 Sixes for Chennai which is most by a wicket keeper batsman in Indian Premier League history.

- Dhoni's 39.30 batting average is the second best for Super Kings in Indian Premier League after Michael Hussey (42.09).


2. Year wise performance -

 Year  Mat  Inns  NO  Runs  Avg  SR  Best  100  50
 2008  16  14  4  414  41.40  133.55  65  0  2
 2009  14  13  5  332  41.50  127.20  58*  0  2
 2010  13  11  2  287  31.89  136.67  66*  0  2
 2011  16  13  4  392  43.56  158.70  70*  0  2
 2012  19  17  5  357  29.75  128.42  51*  0  1
 2013  18  16  5  461  41.91  162.90  67*  0  4
 2014  16  15  10  371  74.20  148.40  57*  0  1
 2015  17  17  5  372  31.00  121.97  53  0  1
 Overall  129  116  40  2987  39.30  139.31  70*  0  15

- In 7 out of 8 seasons Dhoni averaged more than 30 and it shows his consistency with bat.

- MS Dhoni's 74.20 average in 2014 season is highest batting average by a wicket keeper batsman in a single IPL season (Min 350 runs).


3. Performance by batting position -

 Position  Inns  NO  Runs  Avg  SR  Best  100  50
 Opening  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
 3  7  2  188  37.60  125.33  58*  0  1
 4  43  14  1089  37.55  141.79  67*  0  4
 5  43  16  1170  43.33  152.34  66*  0  7
 6  18  6  409  34.08  121.36  70*  0  2
 7  5  2  131  43.33  116.07  63*  0  1
 Overall  116  40  2987  39.30  139.31  70*  0  15

- Dhoni's best performances came at number 5, as he averages higher and with a better strike rate at this position compare to other positions, he also has most fifties at number 5.

4. Performance by opponents -

 Oppostion  Mat  Inns  NO  Runs  Avg  SR  HS  100  50
 Mumbai Indians  22  19  7  488  40.67  144.80   63*   0  3
 Delhi Daredevils  15  14  3  376  34.18   142.42  63*  0  2
 Kolkata Knight Riders  16  13  8  328  65.6  142.60  66*  0  1
 Royal Challengers Bangalore  19  18  2  509  31.81  141.38  70*  0  2
 Sunrisers Hyderabad  6  6  3  214  71.33  152.85  67*  0  3
 Kings Xi Punjab  16  14  6  383  47.87  152.58  60*  0  3
 Kochi Tuskers Kerala  2  2  1  23  23.00  121.05  14*  0  0
 Rajasthan Royals  17  15  7  249  31.13  121.46  41*  0  0
 Pune Warriors  6  5  2  135  45.00  150.00  45*  0  0
 Deccan Chargers  10  10  1  281  31.22  113.31  58*  0  1
 Overall   129  116  40  2987  39.30  139.31  70*  0  15

- MS Dhoni played most matches for Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai  Indians in IPL.

- Dhoni scored most runs (509) against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

- Dhoni averages more than 30 for Super Kings against all the teams except Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Indian Premier League.

- Dhoni has scored 54.5% of his total runs in boundaries (218 fours and 126 Sixes) for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League.

- At home ground of Chepauk, MS Dhoni has scored 1144 runs at an average of 38.13 in 43 innings including 6 fifties.


Wicket -Keeping Records for Chennai Super Kings in IPL -

 Span  Mat   Inns   Dismissals   Ct   St  Max Diss inns   Dis/Inns 
 2008-2015  129  122  77  54  23   4 (3 ct, 1 st)  0.63

- Dhoni holds the record of most dismissals by a wicket keeper for a team in Indian Premier League.


Captaincy Record for Chennai Super Kings in IPL

 Span  Mat  Won  Lost  NR  %W
 2008 -2015  129  78  50  1  60.46

- Dhoni holds the record of most matches (129) as captain of a single team in Indian Premier League.

- %Wins wise Dhoni (60.46%) is the second most successful captain of Indian Premier League after Rohit Sharma (60.66%).

- Dhoni also holds the record of Most wins as a captain in IPL.



By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 04 Apr, 2018

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