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 -
- 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 -
- 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 -
- 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 -
|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|
|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|
- 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
- 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.