The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are one of the most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League’s history with four titles to their name.
CSK has had some outstanding players over the years who have greatly contributed to their success. The Chennai Super Kings have had a lot of big names in their batting lineup over the years, but their bowling department hasn’t been far behind.
- Dwayne Bravo – 154
Dwayne Bravo has been with CSK since 2011 and has played a key role in the team’s success. In 130 games for CSK, the all-rounder has 154 wickets. Bravo bowls with a lot of variety, and his slower yorkers are his most lethal weapon. For years, Bravo has been MS Dhoni’s go-to guy. What sets him apart from the rest is his ability to bowl at the end of a game. Dwayne Bravo won two Purple Caps – in 2013 and in 2015.
- Ravichandran Ashwin – 120
Ravichandran Ashwin debuted in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings in 2009 and quickly cemented his place in the team with some outstanding performances. His spin partnership with Ravindra Jadeja has paid off handsomely for CSK and India over the years, so it’s no surprise that he’s among the top 5 bowlers with the most wickets for CSK in IPL history.
- Ravindra Jadeja – 114
Since joining the Chennai franchise in 2012, Ravindra Jadeja has been an integral part of the team. The southpaw is known for his disciplined bowling and the speed with which he completes his overs. Ravindra Jadeja has 114 wickets for the four-time IPL champions in 156 matches. During the middle overs, Jadeja frequently chips in with crucial breakthroughs.
- Albie Morkel – 91
Albie Morkel was instrumental in Chennai’s first two championship victories, putting in crucial performances with both the bat and the ball. In 2008, he was selected by CSK in the inaugural season and took 17 wickets in 13 matches. His wicket tally increased to 91 wickets in 92 games over the next five seasons, which is even more impressive given the restrictions on overseas players that IPL teams must follow. Morkel left CSK in 2013, but he was never able to reclaim his form, and he last played in the IPL in 2016.
- Mohit Sharma – 69
During his time with CSK, Mohit Sharma had developed into MS Dhoni’s go-to death bowler. The right-arm pacer was known for his deceptive cutters and slower ones. His change in pace also caught batsmen off guard. Mohit Sharma played 58 games for CSK and took 69 wickets. In 2014, he was also awarded the Purple Cap.