CSK vs RR
The Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are two of the biggest franchises in the IPL. Due to this, CSK vs RR is always a game that people look forward to, and 2020 will be no different. These two will both have genuine claims of winning the IPL title this season, having won the trophy before, but can either go all the way?
Alongside the Mumbai Indians, the Chennai Super Kings are the benchmark in the IPL, and they go into the season with three titles to their name. They play their home games at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, and that has turned into a fortress for them, they have collected some vital points here over the years.
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The Rajasthan Royals only have one IPL title to their name, and this came over a decade ago back in 2008. They are hungry for success and have the right players and support staff within their group to mount a serious title challenge this season. They play their home games at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium which is in Jaipur.
CSK vs RR 2018
The CSK vs RR 2018 meeting was a game in which the Rajasthan Royals couldn’t keep up with the Chennai Super Kings. The Royals put Chennai in to bat, and that proved to be a mistake as the home team put on 204/5 from their 20 overs to put them in firm control of the game. Shane Watson was the star of the show with 106 from 57 balls in what was a fantastic innings. The only bowler to put up any real resistance for the Royals was Shreyas Gopal who took three wickets for 20 runs from four overs.
The two English players Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler tried to fight back with the bat for Rajasthan, but they were well off the pace from the early stages of the game, and eventually were bowled out for just 140. Karn Sharma ended the innings with two wickets in just nine balls to help his team to victory. With no other bowlers making a big impression, the innings from Shane Watson was enough to land him the man of the match award.
CSK vs RR 2019
The game between these two in 2019 took a similar path to the 2018 fixture, with Rajasthan putting Chennai in to bat, the home team setting a good score and the Royals failing to get there. This time around, the Super Kings scored 175/5 from their 20 overs, with MS Dhoni scoring 75 not out off 46 balls, an innings that would eventually win him the man of the match award. The pace of Jofra Archer kept Rajasthan in it, and he took two wickets for 17 runs from his four overs.
Rajasthan had an easier target to aim for here than what they did a year before, but they couldn’t chase this one down either. Ben Stokes made a good contribution, with 46 runs from 26 balls, but no one else could mount any resistance to work with him. The spin of Imran Tahir kept things tight for Chennai, he took two wickets as did Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar.
CSK vs RR Prediction
The most recent game between these two took place in April of 2019, and it was the CSK team 2019 that came out on top. They won on the last ball in what was a dramatic game, the teams were tied on 151 with one ball to go, and Chennai scored a four to win the game. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu were the two main contributors to that winning score, both putting on 50 runs each and Dhoni took home the man of the match award thanks to his contribution.
CSK vs RR Live
One thing you know you will get in a CSK vs RR live clash is world-class cricket players taking each other on. You only have to look back at some of the big names that have played in games between these teams in the past to give you an idea of what to expect.
It is because of this that the game is one that is always anticipated by fans. Many people want to watch this one, and thanks to the TV and online streaming deals that the IPL have in place, fans from all over the world can watch these two teams going head to head.
When the fixtures for the 2020 IPL season are released, many will be looking for this one and those who want to watch it can do so by looking up who has coverage rights in your country. With many different deals in place for different areas around the world, access to games like this one is widely available.
CSK vs RR Head to Head
When you look at the CSK vs RR head to head stats, you will notice that not only do Chennai hold onto overall dominance in the series, but that is something which we have seen in the most recent games between these two.
Games played: 22
Chennai wins: 14
Rajasthan wins: 8
As you can see above, Chennai has won 14 of the 22 meetings so far, so they have the upper hand. On top of this, they have dominated things recently. If you look back over the past four seasons, Chennai has won six of the eight games that have bee played, and they won both the meetings last season. That will, of course, give them confidence that they can win again when the teams meet in 2020.
There is also the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium to look at in these stats too, where Chennai will play most of their home games. These teams have met seven times at that stadium, and Chennai has won six of those meetings. With just one win in seven when travelling there, it will be very difficult for Rajasthan to feel good and confident about the game beforehand, giving Chennai a psychological advantage.
Apr 11, 2019 – 25th Match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals 151/7 (20 ov) vs Chennai Super Kings 155/6 (20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: MS Dhoni 58 (43) & Best Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja 2/20 (4)
Mar 31, 2019 – 12th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Chennai Super Kings 175/5 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 167/8 (20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 8 runs
Best Batsman: MS Dhoni *75 (46) & Best Bowler: Jofra Archer 2/17 (4)
43rd match, (N) at Jaipur, May 11 2018
Chennai Super Kings 176/4 vs Rajasthan Royals 177/6 (19.5/20 ov, target 177)
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
17th match, (N) at Pune, Apr 20 2018
Chennai Super Kings 204/5 vs Rajasthan Royals 140 (18.3/20 ov, target 205)
Super Kings won by 64 runs