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IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings's All-Time IPL XI

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CSK will be looking to lift its third IPL trophy this year

Chennai Super Kings are making a comeback into the Indian Premier League after a gap of two years and the fans of the team can't wait to see their men back in action. MS Dhoni or Thala, as he is fondly called in this part of the country, will be donning the yellow jersey after a gap of three years.

The Chennai franchise is the most successful franchise in terms of reaching the playoffs as the team has reached eight Playoffs and six Finals in eight seasons. They are the most popular franchise in the league and it is only natural to have a look at the best players who have played for this franchise

Openers: Mathew Hayden & Murali Vijay

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Vijay and Hayden's opening combination was a huge boost for the Chennai side

Murali Vijay made his debut for the Chennai Super Kings in 2009 which was also his maiden season in the IPL. He only got a couple of chances in those matches which didn't allow him to display his full potential.

2010 was the breakthrough year for Vijay as he scored 458 runs in 15 matches at an average of 35. He continued his golden run in 2011 as well, as he scored 434 runs. In 2012, he became the first Indian to score two centuries in the IPL. He was instrumental in CSK winning the title in 2010 and 2011.

Mathew Hayden became a household name in Chennai thanks to his exploits with Chennai Super Kings. The Australian batsman was the most dominant opener in IPL in the years he played for the franchise.

He was the trump player for the Chennai side when the team won its first title in 2010. His performance for CSK earned him the love of the cricket loving public of Chennai. He is often seen in Chennai in a 'Veshti' during the TNPL season.

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