IPL 2023 CSK vs RR Live: Should MS Dhoni bat top the order?

The match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) was heating up, with Ashwin striking Rahane as RR bagged their second wicket. As Dube came in to bat, many fans began to wonder why Dhoni wasn’t batting at the top of the order.

While Dhoni has a long and impressive record in T20 cricket, he has mostly batted in the middle order for CSK. However, there have been occasions when he has batted at the top of the order, and his performance in those matches has been exceptional.


In fact, in the IPL 2013 season, Dhoni batted at the top of the order for CSK in seven matches, scoring 233 runs at an average of 38.83 and a strike rate of 162.09. In the following season, he batted at the top in three matches, scoring 50 runs at an average of 25 and a strike rate of 125.

Many fans think that Dhoni would be a valuable asset at the top of the batting order for CSK due to his impressive record in T20 cricket and his capacity to play aggressively and take on the bowlers right from the start