CSK vs RCB Head to Head Statistics: Sportsrush presents before you the head-to-head record of the two South Indian IPL teams.
There is no hiding from the fact that the South Indian derby of the Indian Premier League is one of the most fiercely-fought matches that the tournament witnesses. Played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the match usually attracts full houses irrespective of where it is played.
With IPL 2019 slated to begin with the South Indian derby, it is highly likely to commence the cash-rich league on a competitive note. CSK and RCB will lock horns against each other on March 23 (Saturday).
A primary reason as to why the contest allures bountiful eyeballs is the presence of the respective captains in Mahendra Singh Dhoni (CSK) and Virat Kohli (RCB). With both the franchises possessing loyal fan-base, it further adds fuel to the rivalry.
Citing the importance of the bout, host broadcaster Star Sports had recently come up with a promotional advertisement comprising of both Dhoni and Kohli. Watch the video below:
Thala vs King
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Whose game will your heart beat for when defending champions @ChennaiIPL take on @RCBTweets in the first #VIVOIPL clash? Watch #CSKvRCB on 23rd March, 6 PM onwards LIVE on Star Sports! #GameBanayegaName
Like/RT & we’ll set the reminder for you. pic.twitter.com/j6bkkLKPVD
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 14, 2019
Head-to-head: CSK vs RCB
Total number of matches played: 23*
Matches won by CSK: 15
Matches won by RCB : 7
No Results: 1
Matches played in Chennai: 7 (CSK 6, RCB 1)
Matches played in Bengaluru: 8 (CSK 4, RCB 3)
Matches played on neutral venues: 8 (CSK 5, RCB 3)
Most player appearances: 22 (Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli)
Most Man of the Match awards: 4 (Suresh Raina)
The last season of IPL had witnessed Super Kings defeating Royal Challengers in both the matches. In the first match at Pune, Chennai chased down 206 runs in the last over on the back of a 101-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Ambati Rayudu (82) and Dhoni (70*).
The second encounter at Bengaluru presented an easier chase for the visitors as the hosts ended up scoring a paltry 127-9 in their allotted quota of 20 overs after CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja registered bowling figures of 4-0-18-3.
Remaining unbeaten in a 48-run stand for the fifth wicket alongside all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Dhoni had scored 31* (23) with the help of one four and three sixes as Super Kings sealed the chase in 18 overs.
How Twitter reacted:
Watch Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi at 9 PM to enjoy it all, and catch #CSKvsRCB on March 23 at 6 PM!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 18, 2019
Very excited for the opening match of vivo Ipl rcb vs csk
— Chatrapal lodhi (@ChatrapalLodhi) March 18, 2019
A spicy south Indian Derby for starters – but we prefer the sweet sambar…
Our VIVO IPL 2019 begins away from Bengaluru on Day 1 ❤ #PlayBold
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 19, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 19, 2019
Also includes one match played during Champions League T20 2010. CSK had won the match by 52 runs.