- The head-to-head record between CSK and RR shows that CSK is currently leading with 15 wins as compared to RR’s 12.
- The Royals have a record of four wins and three losses so far this season, placing them third on the points table.
- The Chennai Super Kings whereas, have won five out of seven games and are currently sitting at the top of the table.
- In the past three seasons, Chennai Super Kings have only defeated Rajasthan Royals once.
On Thursday, April 27, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the 37th match of the IPL 2023 will take place between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The Royals are in third place this season after winning four of their last seven games. They will be trying to get back to winning after losing their last two games. The Royals lost their most recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven runs because they were unable to successfully chase down the 190-run goal. While the spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal each grabbed one wicket, Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma both took two wickets.
Chennai Super Kings are in first place in the points standings after winning five of their first seven games this season. They defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in this match, scoring the highest total of the season. They batted first and amassed 235 runs in 20 overs for the loss of four wickets thanks to half-centuries from Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, and Shivam Dube. With 186 runs for the cost of eight wickets in 20 overs, KKR’s performance was mixed but overall not bad. The game was won by CSK by a score of 49.
RR Vs CSK Head To Head:
Out of the 27 encounters between the two teams in the IPL thus far, CSK has emerged victorious 15 times, while RR has won 12 of those matches. Notably, RR won the most recent game between the two sides, which took place earlier this month in Chennai, thanks to Jos Buttler’s half-century and a cameo from Shimron Hetmyer, setting a target of 176 and restricting CSK to 172 despite a Devon Conway half-century and a late burst from skipper MS Dhoni.
In their seven head-to-head matches in Jaipur, RR has a slight advantage as they have triumphed over CSK four times in their home ground, while the Chennai-based franchise has won three times against RR at their Jaipur venue.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RR Vs CSK Last 5 Encounters:
April 12, 2023: RR won by 3 runs
May 20, 2022: RR won by 5 wickets
October 2, 2021: RR won by 7 wickets
April 19, 2021: CSK won by 45 runs
October 19, 2020: RR won by 7 wickets
Expected Top Performers For RR And CSK:
Probable Best Batsman
Chennai Super Kings’ seasoned Indian batsman, Ajinkya Rahane, has been in exceptional form in the IPL 2023. Having amassed 209 runs in five games and smashing an unbeaten 71 off just 29 balls in the previous match, Rahane is poised to deliver yet another spectacular performance in the upcoming game.
Probable Best Bowler
The recipient of the prestigious IPL Purple Cap in 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal has carried his impressive form forward this season. With 12 wickets under his belt from seven matches so far, Rajasthan would be counting on Chahal to make an impact against Chennai in the upcoming match.
Probable Best Wicketkeeper:
Jos Buttler has been a standout performer in the IPL since the previous season. With 244 runs in seven matches this season at an impressive average of 34.68, Buttler is undeniably one of the finest batsmen in the tournament. Despite facing two failures in his recent outings, Buttler’s exceptional form and talent make him a top choice for the Royals team.
Probable Best All-Rounder:
Ravindra Jadeja has been displaying impressive form with the ball this season, having claimed 10 wickets in seven matches at a commendable average of 17.60. Moreover, he has also contributed to the team’s cause with the bat. Considering his outstanding form and the playing conditions likely to be encountered, Jadeja is a crucial addition to CSK team.
Additional Stats Of RR And CSK:
RR highest score against CSK: 189
CSK highest score against RR: 185
Most runs for CSK: 556 (MS Dhoni)
Most wickets for RR: 4 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for CSK: 19 (Ravindra Jadeja)
Most catches for RR: 9 (Jos Buttler)
Most catches for CSK: 17 (MS Dhoni)
Lowest total defended by RR against CSK: 175
Lowest total defended by CSK against RR: 140
The recent fortunes of the Super Kings and the Royals have been very different. CSK has won three straight games, while RR has dropped two straight. The last time around, CSK came so close to defeating the Royals but fell short. MS Dhoni and company ought to cross the finish line this time.
Therefore, Chennai Super Kings are expected to win the match.