After making a sensational re-entry into IPL 2018, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comeback team Chennai Super Kings continues to be the most sought after franchise so far in this season. Attracting the highest viewership among all the IPL teams, CSK, after being banned for two seasons, made the best out of their comeback season in IPL 2018 with consistent performances in terms of batting and bowling.
Currently, CSK are in a comfortable position to be able to qualify for the IPL 2018 Playoff stage, with eight wins out of 12 games. In the IPL 2018 points table, CSK stands in the second position, only behind table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad. Out of 1660 million IPL 2018 television impressions registered on Star Sports network so far, the MS Dhoni-led team registered 264 million of them, a share of 31%.
Opening batsman Ambati Rayudu's incredible form in IPL 2018 has been one of the biggest advantages behind the Chennai team's success.
Averaging around 49 per game, Rayudu amassed 535 runs in 12 matches at an astounding strike rate of close to 153. The 30-year-old right hander is in the offing in the race for the Orange Cap, currently with Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul.