- CSK have a 19-9 head-to-head lead over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
- Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently ranked sixth in the IPL 2022 points table, while Chennai Super Kings are ranked ninth.
- The last time these two teams met this season, Chennai Super Kings won by 23 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
On May 4, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a group stage match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune (Wednesday). While the Red Army is coming into the match after losing three consecutive games, the Yellow Army, led by MS Dhoni, just defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Both RCB and CSK have already met in the IPL 2022. It should be noted that the reigning champions had defeated RCB by a huge margin. However, it will be a different day, and RCB will try to settle the scores and make a strong return in the competition. Both teams seem to be strong on paper, and it will be an interesting match between the tournament’s two heavyweights.
RCB Vs CSK Head To Head
CSK and RCB have played 29 IPL games so far, with the former being the more dominant team. CSK has won 19 matches, while RCB has won 9 matches with 1 match resulting in a no-result.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RCB Vs CSK Last 5 Encounters
12th April 2022: Chennai Super Kings won by 23 runs
24th September 2021: Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
25th April 2021: Chennai Super Kings won by 69 runs
25th October 2020: Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets
10th October 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 37 runs
Additional Stats Of RCB and CSK
RCB highest score against CSK: 205
CSK highest score against RCB: 216
Most runs for RCB: 6,469 (Virat Kohli)
Most runs for CSK: 4, 886 (MS Dhoni)
Most wickets for RCB: 97 wickets (Dale Steyn)
Most wickets for CSK: 132 wickets (Ravindra Jadeja)
Lowest total defended by RCB against CSK: 106
Lowest total defended by CSK against RCB: 148
The RCB, captained by Faf du Plessis, remained a step ahead of the CSK, led by the recently-returned MS Dhoni, thanks to their long batting line-up and powerful bowling attack.
Therefore, Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this game against Chennai Super Kings.