5 Greatest Chennai Super Kings Players Ever
We are very much on the road to IPL 12 after the recent announcement that the IPL will indeed take place in India, starting on the 23rd of March with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on 2017 Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to get proceedings underway.
The match will take place at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the atmosphere is sure to reach a fever pitch at the venue, given the debacle of last season, when CSK only played one game in Chennai.
Success and CSK have been synonymous with each other in the IPL. The side have made the playoffs in every single edition so far, have finished runners-up 4 times and have won the IPL title a record 3 times (tied with Mumbai Indians).
Of course, this in large part has to do with the remarkable players CSK have had in its books over the years. This is an attempt to rate the 5 players who have contributed the most towards CSK's success.
#5 Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the most colourful cricketers in CSK's books and contributes to every department of the game- batting, bowling, and fielding.
Jadeja was one of the breakout stars of one of the inaugural edition of the IPL, and his value only grew with each edition.
CSK nabbed Jadeja at the 2012 auction when they were involved in a bidding war for the all rounder's services with the then-Deccan Chargers. Eventually, Jadeja played for CSK and was one of three players retained when the CSK returned to the league last season.
Jadeja is the 4th highest wicket-taker in CSK history with 75 wickets, and only one of two bowlers (the other being L Balaji) to take 5 wickets in a single game.
He sits just outside the top-10 for runs scored for CSK and is nearing in on 1000 runs.