- CSK and RR are set to play the 17th match of IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
- CSK has dominated RR in head-to-head matches, but RR has won four out of the five times they faced the four-time champs.
- Both CSK and RR have won two out of the three games they have played this season, with RR ranked second and CSK ranked fifth in the points standings.
On Wednesday, April 12, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the 17th match of the IPL 2023 will take place between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). In head-to-head matches, CSK has dominated RR with 15 victories in 27 games. Four out of the five times they faced the four-time champs, RR won.
This season, both teams have played three games and won two of them. In the points standings, RR is ranked second and CSK is ranked fifth. In their most recent match, CSK defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets after chasing 158 runs in 18.1 overs. In four overs, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets for a total of 20 runs, making him the standout bowler. In just 27 deliveries, Ajinkya Rahane hit 61 runs in his CSK debut.
In their final match against the Delhi Capitals, RR’s players once again displayed their brilliance at the plate. They batted first and scored 199 runs in 20 overs while losing four wickets. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal both scored fifty runs for RR. Three wickets were taken by Trent Boult, including two in his opening over. He bowled a debut over and finished with three wickets for 29 runs in four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal added three more wickets for 27 runs in four overs, extending his unbeaten streak. For hitting 60 runs off just 31 deliveries, Jaiswal was given the Player of the Match award. RR defeated DC by 57 runs after they scored 142 runs in their 20 overs.
CSK Vs RR Head To Head:
There have been 26 IPL matches between these teams. CSK has won in 15 of those games, while RR has won in 11. In the previous five games, RR had four victories and CSK had just one.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
CSK Vs RR Last 5 Encounters:
May 20, 2022: RR won by 5 wickets
October 2, 2021: RR won 7 wickets
April 19, 2021: CSK won by 45 runs
October 19, 2020: RR won by 7 wickets
September 22, 2020: RR won by 16 runs
Additional Stats Of CSK and RR:
CSK highest score against RR: 185
RR highest score against CSK: 189
Most runs for CSK: 524 (MS Dhoni)
Most runs for RR: 267 (Jos Buttler)
Most wickets for CSK: 17 (Ravindra Jadeja)
Most wickets for RR: 2 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most catches for CSK: 17 (MS Dhoni)
Most catches for RR: 9 (Jos Buttler)
Lowest total defended by CSK against RR: 140
Lowest total defended by RR against CSK: 177
At the Chepauk, CSK has been a difficult team to defeat. Except for Mumbai Indians, no team has been able to defeat them at the MA Chidambaram Stadium since 2013. There is a good chance that the Super Kings are going into the match as clear favourites.
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Therefore, Chennai Super Kings are predicted to win this game.