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MS DHONI
WICKET KEEPER / BATSMAN

Personal Information

Born
July 7th, 1981
Role
Wicket Keeper Batsman
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style

MS Dhoni is the only international captain to win all three ICC global trophies – the World T20 in 2007, the Cricket World Cup (50-over) in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. His record as all-time skipper of the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL is equally stunning – three crowns, four runners-up finishes, Playoffs in all nine seasons apart from the Champions League T20 trophies in 2010 and 2014.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
204
182
4632
3387
69
40.99
136.76
84
0
23
313
216
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SURESH RAINA
BATSMAN
 

Personal Information

Born
November 27th, 1986
Role
Batsman
Batting Style
Left-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm offbreak

Suresh Raina is popularly referred to as Mr IPL for his consistency with the bat since the inaugural season. The southpaw is the first to achieve the 5,000-run mark in the competition. Not to forget his livewire presence on the field or his contribution as MS Dhoni’s deputy.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
193
189
5368
3915
28
33.34
137.11
100
1
38
493
194

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
193
69
151.2
25
1118
0
44.72
36.32
7.40
2/0

 

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DWAYNE BRAVO
ALL-ROUNDER
 

Personal Information

Born
October 7th, 1983
Role
All Rounder
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium-fast

Dwayne Bravo has won the Purple Cap for most wickets on two occasions (2013 & 2015). However, numbers alone do not give the full picture of the Caribbean all-rounder’s contribution, given the high-impact nature of his play – big blows with the willow when it matters and a death overs specialist. Bravo relishes a challenge and comes out on top more often than not.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
140
104
1490
1162
38
22.58
128.23
70
0
5
114
61

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
140
137
451.5
153
3798
2
24.82
17.72
8.40
4/22

 

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FRANCOIS DU PLESSIS
BATSMAN
   

Personal Information

Born
July 13th, 1984
Role
Batsman
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Legbreak

Faf du Plessis’ biggest strength as a batsman is his ability to play according to situation. The tall, classy South African can, in fact, bat at any slot, is a fine crafter of an innings and a powerful striker of the ball. Strong on the front foot and possessing a sound defence, he is also a livewire on the field.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
84
77
2302
1781
7
32.89
129.25
96
0
16
205
73

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
71
1
1.0
0
16
0
0.00
0.00
16.00
0/16

 

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RAVINDRA JADEJA
ALL-ROUNDER

Personal Information

Born
December 6th, 1988
Role
All Rounder
Batting Style
Left-hand bat
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Ravindra Jadeja is one of India’s best fielders, and Australian great Michael Hussey, now the batting coach of the Chennai Super Kings, has said, “Jadeja is a fantastic all-rounder and is worth 10 runs a game from his fielding alone.” In fact, Australian bowling legend Shane Warne famously described Jadeja as a “Rockstar” because of the left-hander’s confidence in his own abilities.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
184
139
2159
1706
54
25.40
126.55
50
0
1
157
76

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
184
155
452.1
114
3470
1
30.44
23.80
7.68
5/16

 

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AMBATI RAYUDU
BATSMAN

Personal Information

Born
September 23rd, 1985
Role
Batsman
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm offbreak

Ambati Rayudu is a stylish middle-order batsman who has built a reputation of being a dangerous floater owing to his clean striking of the ball and cool approach. The 33-year-old was a revelation for CSK at the top of the order during the victorious 2018 campaign which led to his One-Day International comeback.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
159
151
3659
2901
27
29.51
126.13
100
1
19
308
132

 

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KARN SHARMA
ALL-ROUNDER  

Personal Information

Born
October 23rd, 1987
Role
All Rounder
Batting Style
Left-hand bat
Bowling Style
Legbreak googly

Wrist spinners are making a huge impact in the shorter formats of the game and Karn Sharma, who represented India in Test, ODIs and T20I in 2014, is one such bowler. A gutsy spinner and a useful batsman, Karn has not only added more variations to his repertoire but has also worked on imparting more revolutions to his stock delivery.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
67
34
316
271
14
15.80
116.61
39
0
0
18
14

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
67
66
203.7
59
1610
1
27.29
20.71
7.89
4/16

 

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IMRAN TAHIR
BOWLER
 

Personal Information

Born
March 27th, 1979
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Legbreak googly

Subtle variations, accuracy and the ability to spin the ball both ways make South Africa’s Imran Tahir one of the most dangerous leg-spinners in the shorter formats of the game where wrist spinners currently appear to be the go-to men. A wicket-taking bowler, the 40-year-old Pakistan-born with a high-arm action possesses the ability to contain batsmen in the middle overs and has also reached the top of the bowler rankings in both ODI and T20I.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
58
9
33
37
5
8.25
89.19
13
0
0
5
0

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
58
58
215.2
80
1687
1
21.09
16.15
7.85
4/12

 

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DEEPAK CHAHAR
BOWLER
 

Personal Information

Born
August 7th, 1992
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Medium-pacer Deepak Chahar had a breakthrough 2018 VIVO IPL season taking 10 wickets in 12 matches while bowling largely during Powerplay and was impressive in what was his first year with the Lions. The 26-year-old was subsequently rewarded with an India call-up in limited-overs cricket.

Batting Career

 
M
INN
RUNS
BF
NO
AVG
SR
HS
100
50
4S
6S
48
10
78
56
3
11.14
139.29
39
0
0
2
6

Bowling Career

 
M
INN
O
WKTS
R
M
AVG
SR
ECO
BBI
48
48
166.7
45
1271
5
28.24
22.22
7.61
3/15