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| On Apr 23, 2021 4:52 PM IST

CSK vs RCB IPL Match 19 Stats – Batting, Bowling, Team Records, Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Prediction Tips

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CSK vs RCB IPL : Indian Premier League has revolutionized almost every aspect of the game of cricket. Fans have something very unique to ponder about apart from their countries.  And we are talking about some serious rivalries here and one of those is between two teams at the extreme ends of spectrum: Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is also called ‘Southern Derby’ of Indian Premier League and fans have witnessed number of memorable encounters between both the sides.

CSK vs RCB IPL

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful sides in the league while Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the eternal ‘underachievers’ of IPL. Experts also refer this rivalry as ‘Ice (MS Dhoni) against hot (Virat Kohli)’. This has always been the test of acumen for Virat Kohli against the most successful captain of India. Both teams have met a total of 24 times in IPL and Chennai Super Kings have come out victorious on 15 occasions. Royal Challengers Bangalore have been successful to edge out CSK in 9 games. CSK have been the superior side on the play-off days as well and most notably, CSK claimed its second title by beating RCB in 2011 at Chepauk.

CSK v RCB record

Played CSK RCB No Result
24 15 9 0

At Neutral Venues

Played CSK RCB No Result
11 6 5 0

RCB vs CSK 2020 Match Results

In the first meeting last year, both teams went head to head at Dubai. Batting first, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 169 runs on CSK vs RCB score board. Captain Virat Kohli was the major contributor with his unbeaten 90 while Devdutt Padikkal made 33. In reply, CSK had a terrible start with them losing both their openers by the score of 25. Ambati Rayudu and N Jagadeesan hung around for a while but CSK never looked in contention and lost the match convincingly by 37 runs in the end. Chris Morris scalped 3 wickets for RCB.

In the second fixture at the same venue, Virat Kohli again came to the rescue for RCB. He was the top scorer with a half-century while AB de Villiers contributed with 39 runs. Overall, RCB struggled to get going on a sluggish pitch and ended up with a below-par total of 145 runs. Sam Curran was the main destructor with 3 wickets. In reply, CSK cruised home this time riding on a brilliant knock from Ruturaj Gaikwad. The youngster made an unbeaten 65 in what was his first impression in IPL.

Last 5 Encounters

Played CSK RCB No Result
5 3 2 0

CSK batting stats vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
As we go into the details of the individual records for the rivalry, starting with top performers with the bat for Chennai Super Kings. Popularly known as ‘Thala’ in Chennai, MS Dhoni has enjoyed his time against RCB compared to any other teams. He has scored 735 runs from just 24 innings against RCB. He is followed by Suresh Raina with 669 runs from 24 innings. Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu complete the list with 309 and 252 runs respectively. MS Dhoni is having an average of 40.83 and strike-rate of 146.41, that’s one stellar record to boast.

Suresh Raina is at the top when it comes to performances at Chepauk, followed by Ravindra Jadeja. But MS Dhoni has played blistering knocks one after another at Chinnaswamy and as a result of that, he has the highest runs in away games for CSK. He has 375 runs from 7 innings at an incredible average of 125 and a strike-rate of 184.7.

Overall:

No Player Innings Not Out Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
1 MS Dhoni 24 6 735 40.83 146.41 0 4
2 Suresh Raina 24 5 669 35.21 134.88 0 5
3 Ambati Rayudu 6 0 252 42.00 116.67 0 1

CSK bowling stats vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The conditions at Chepauk have traditionally being spin-friendly with pitch offering a plenty of assistance to the slower bowlers. As a result of that, current spin duo of Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja have always played crucial roles for CSK against RCB. Another advantage for CSK is that out of these, only Imran Tahir is the foreign import. So, they can afford to play all of them in the most of the matches. Dwayne Bravo is leading the charge with his impressive death bowling skills, picking up 13 wickets against RCB in 14 innings. He is followed by Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Deepak Chahar with 12, 6 and 5 wickets in that order.

These four bowlers have performed at almost all the venues for CSK with Dwayne Bravo topping all the charts. Apart from that, Mohit Sharma has a good record in away and neutral games for CSK against RCB.

Overall:

No Player Innings Wickets 5w 4w
1 Dwayne Bravo 14 13 0 0
2 Ravindra Jadeja 13 12 0 0
3 Imran Tahir 4 6 0 0
4 Deepak Chahar 5 5 0 0

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RCB batting stats vs Chennai Super Kings
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been more than just teammates when they play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, they have become friends for lifetime. When they are on the ground, they pile on the runs for their team. The story is not so different against Chennai Super Kings as well and both are leading the pack in terms of runs scored against CSK. Virat Kohli has slammed 901 runs from 26 innings while AB de Villiers has 383 runs from 18 innings.

When it comes to matches at Chinnaswamy, AB de Villiers scores even more quickly with a strike-rate of 171.83. Other notable pattern is of their strike-rates at Chepauk, which declines at an alarming rate for almost all the batsmen. Historically, RCB have struggled in sluggish conditions of Chennai and their scoring rates only confirm the fact further.

Overall:

No Player Innings Not Out Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
1 Virat Kohli 26 4 901 40.95 127.08 0 8
2 AB de Villiers 18 0 383 21.28 150.79 0 3

RCB bowling stats vs Chennai Super Kings
IPL silverware has eluded Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years and as believed by many, the reason for that is their lackluster bowling. Team management of RCB has failed to gather an all-around attack for all the conditions. Having said that, they had some individual superstars in the bowling lineup with the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner is at the top in terms of wickets taken against CSK with 12 scalps from 11 innings.

Yuzvendra Chahal has performed against CSK in almost all the conditions and tops the chart in home, away and neutral venues. Young Indian international Navdeep Saini has been good in the limited opportunities he got but RCB would be having high hopes on him in the upcoming years.

Overall:

No Player Innings Wickets 5w 4w
1 Yuzvendra Chahal 11 12 0 0

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