Being one of the consistent teams of the IPL so far, the return of the Chennai Super Kings into the IPL 2018 is the most anticipated turn. The team reached playoffs in every season. Fondly called Yellow Lions by the fans, they had been the favorites regardless of the opponents. They did the magnificent performance in all the eight IPL seasons they played. The Chennai Super Kings line-up included star players like Michael Hussey under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Some of the all-time favorites of the Yellow Jerseys who played at least two IPL seasons are as follows.
- Michael Hussey
This Australian player stood as the synonym for the franchise. Probably he was the best opener the team ever had. He did great in turning the match to the team’s side by his consistent pace and performance. He scored 2213 runs in 64 matches with an average of 41. As an opener, he used to make a good ground for the middle-order batsman to play in their arrogant style.
- Suresh Raina
This player was called as MR.IPL. He did great in all the seasons he played for Chennai Super Kings since seven years. He played almost all the games the CSK team played. He scored 400 runs in every season he played. He scored 4541 runs at the strike rate of 141 with two c-centuries and 30 half-centuries. He stood as the best middle-order batsman the franchise ever had.
- Murali Vijay
This test-specialist, being a local boy worked hard to fit himself in the T20 pattern. He did great as an opener to support his partner. He stood as a reliable player to set as the best pair with Hussey. He can be considered as the gem of his kind. He made 2097 runs at an average of 26.5 at the strike rate 126.
- Subramaniam Badrinath
He stands as the best middle order pair for the team with Suresh Raina. He never missed out any game in the IPL when he played for CSK for seven long years. He did 1667 runs so far with 12 half-centuries at the strike rate of 114.
- MS Dhoni (captain and Wicket-keeper)
He is the most precious team the Chennai Super kings ever had. Undoubtedly, he is the formidable leader and mentors for the team. We cannot think of the franchise without Dhoni. Being a capable wicket-keeper and a great hitter, Dhoni scored 3435 runs at a strike rate of 140 which has a record of 152 sixes.
- Albie Morkel(all-rounder)
This safari all-rounder played a pivotal role to cement the dominance of the team in all the games he played for the franchise. He is known for his splendid performance in the death overs and was a good hitter coming to the tail-end. His strike rate was 142 and he is known for his wicket-taking in the early overs. He took 91 wickets so far.
- Dwayne Bravo( all-rounder)
This all-rounder was known for his magic in wicket-taking by slower deliveries. He is one of the most entrusted bowlers to the captain. Being the winner of purple cap twice, in 2013 and 2015, he took 93 wickets in 75 games with an economy rate of 7.90.
- Ravi Chandran Ashwin (spinner)
This local lad did great to stand as the match-winner for the team in many consequences. He was trusted by the captain that, Dhoni broke the rules by opening the spell with this off-spinner. He took 120 wickets so far with economy 6.66.
- Ravindra Jadeja(spinner)
He put his impact on the game in all the three departments since he was on the team with a remuneration of 9.72 crores in 2012. His strike rate for CSK is 133 and in 84 matches, he took 64 wickets besides doing great with the bat.
- Mohit Sharma(fast-bowler)
He is known for bearing the responsibility of pace-bowling responsibility when the franchise lacked a quality seamer. He was the purple cap winner in 2014. He did great in IPL and made his way into the team India.
He picked 68 wickets from 57 games.
- Doug Bollinger(fast-bowler)
He did a good performance in crucial situations. This Australian left-arm pacer made a great part in 2010 and 2011 title victories for the team. He stood as a match-winner by his terrific pace-attack. He took 55 wickets off 41 matches at an economy of 7.30.