- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has a 15-11 head-to-head lead over Rajasthan Royals (RR).
- The Royals have won eight of the thirteen games played in this year’s edition.
- A win over CSK guarantees Sanju Samson and company a spot in the first qualifier.
In the last group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will meet the strong Rajasthan Royals (RR). While RR advanced to the playoffs after defeating new entrants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their previous game, the Yellow Army fell to Gujarat Titans (GT).
The match between RR and CSK will take place on May 20 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai (Friday). While the Royals will be strengthened by the presence of their star batter Shimron Hetmyer, CSK may make a few changes to their team given that this is their last IPL 2022 encounter.
RR Vs CSK Head To Head
So far in IPL history, both teams have faced off in 26 games, with Chennai Super Kings winning 15 and Rajasthan Royals winning 11. Both teams won a match each in previous year’s tournament.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RR Vs CSK Last 5 Encounters
2nd October 2021: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
19th April 2021: Chennai Super Kings won by 45 runs
19th October 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
22nd September 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 16 runs
11th April 2019: Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets
Additional Stats Of RR and CSK:
RR highest score against CSK: 223
CSK highest score against RR: 246
Most runs for RR: 3,427 (Sanju Samson)
Most runs for CSK: 4,952 (MS Dhoni)
Most wickets for RR: 163 wickets (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for CSK: 132 wickets (Ravindra Jadeja)
Lowest total defended by RR against CSK: 177
Lowest total defended by CSK against RR: 140
CSK lacks the ability to defeat the energetic RR, making the latter the favourite for Friday’s match.
Therefore, Rajasthan is likely to win this one based on their recent form and team combination.