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MS Dhoni IPL Records & Stats- Runs, Strike Rate, Average, Matches for CSK & RPS

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, born on 7th July 1981 and currently 42 years and 177 days old, is a right-handed batsman and a T20 bowler known for his illustrious career in cricket. With 250 matches played since 2008, Dhoni has been a stalwart for teams like Chennai Super Kings, where he featured in 170 matches, and Rising Pune Supergiants, where he played 30 matches for the now-defunct team. His leadership prowess shines through as he captained in 184 IPL matches, leading Chennai in 170 matches and Supergiants in 14 matches.

Throughout this article, we will talk about MS Dhoni’s IPL records and statistics, which showcase his batting prowess with a remarkable combination of runs, a high strike rate, and a consistent average across 200 matches, including 170 for CSK and 30 for RPS.

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MS Dhoni IPL Records- Runs, Strike Rate & Average by Batting Position

Batting PositionInnsRunsAvgS/R
No. 3819632.67124.84
No. 466156036.28138.05
No. 571194947.54144.58
No. 64895032.76119.20
No. 71934634.60129.59
No. 868140.50202.50
Overall218508238.79135.92

MS Dhoni, a stalwart of Indian cricket, showcased his versatility and composure across various batting positions throughout his illustrious career. Batting at No. 3 on eight occasions, he accumulated 196 runs at an average of 32.67 and an impressive strike rate of 124.84. As the No. 4 batsman in 66 innings, Dhoni contributed significantly with 1560 runs at an average of 36.28 and a formidable strike rate of 138.05. Moving down to No. 5, he further stamped his authority, amassing 1949 runs in 71 innings with an impressive average of 47.54 and a striking strike rate of 144.58.

Even in the middle and lower order, Dhoni’s impact remained significant. At No. 6, he played 48 innings, scoring 950 runs at an average of 32.76, maintaining a commendable strike rate of 119.20. Stepping in at No. 7 on 19 occasions, Dhoni contributed 346 runs at an average of 34.60, showcasing a striking strike rate of 129.59. His prowess extended to the No. 8 position as well, where he notched up 81 runs in just six innings at an impressive average of 40.50 and an astonishing strike rate of 202.50.

In the overall context, MS Dhoni’s remarkable career spanned 218 innings, accumulating a total of 5082 runs with an average of 38.79 and a stellar strike rate of 135.92. His ability to adapt to different situations and consistently deliver under pressure solidified his status as one of the finest finishers and leaders in the history of cricket.

MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni IPL Records & Stats for CSK – Runs, Strike Rate & Average

Batting PositionInnsRunsAvgS/R
No. 3819632.67124.84
No. 457136037.78137.93
No. 562168945.65145.98
No. 63983638.00124.40
No. 71934634.60129.59
No. 868140.50202.50
Overall191450839.89137.48
MS Dhoni IPL Records & Stats for CSK – Runs, Strike Rate & Average

MS Dhoni’s impactful contributions to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are reflected in his remarkable batting statistics across various positions. Whether steadying the ship at No. 3 or showcasing his finishing skills at No. 7 and No. 8, Dhoni’s adaptability has been a cornerstone for CSK.

MS Dhoni - CSK vs KKR

Batting at No. 4, he accumulated 1360 runs in 57 innings with an average of 37.78 and a commendable strike rate of 137.93. Moving to No. 5, Dhoni’s ability to finish innings shone through as he scored 1689 runs in 62 innings at an average of 45.65 and a striking strike rate of 145.98. Even in the lower order positions, his impact was significant, with notable performances at No. 6, No. 7, and No. 8.

In the overall context of his IPL journey with CSK, Dhoni amassed 4508 runs in 191 innings, boasting an average of 39.89 and a formidable strike rate of 137.48. His pivotal role as a dependable batsman and astute leader has played a crucial part in CSK’s success, solidifying his legacy as an iconic figure in the franchise’s history.

MS Dhoni IPL Records & Stats for RPS – Runs, Strike Rate & Average


In his stint with the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), MS Dhoni brought his trademark finesse and finishing skills to the middle order, leaving an indelible mark on the franchise. Batting predominantly at No. 5, Dhoni showcased his prowess by scoring 260 runs in nine innings at an impressive average of 65.00, underlining his ability to anchor the innings and accelerate when required. His unbeaten 64* stood out as a testament to his ability to guide the team to successful run chases.

Batting PositionInnsRunsAvgS/R
No. 4920028.57138.89
No. 5926065.00136.13
No. 6911416.2991.20
Overall2757431.89124.78
MS Dhoni batting stats for RPS
MS Dhoni in RPS

When called upon at No. 4, he contributed 200 runs in nine innings, displaying a blend of stability and aggression with a highest score of 61*. Even at No. 6, Dhoni played a crucial role, adding 114 runs to the team’s total. In the overall context, his 574 runs in 27 innings, at an average of 31.89 and a strike rate of 124.78, underscore his significance in bolstering the RPS batting lineup. Dhoni’s innings not only reflected his adaptability to different positions but also his indispensable role as a finisher and leader for the Rising Pune Supergiants.

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