The Vivo IPL is set to crown a new champion after three long years as the Super Kings from Chennai battle it out with the Knight Riders from Kolkata in the finals at Dubai. The stage is set and the hype is unreal as the anticipation continues to grow wild with every passing second. The arch-rivals have always put out a clinic and given their best whenever they’ve crossed paths with each other. As the tournament reaches its crescendo with the finals right around the corner, let’s have a look at the CSK vs KKR head-to-head IPL stats and records.
The rivalry between two of the most successful teams in the IPL is largely dominated by the men in yellow. Having beaten their opponents for 16 out of the 25 matches they’ve locked horns in, CSK has had an easy-going against KKR. However, Kolkata has the upper hand against CSK when it comes to facing off in the finals as they registered a memorable 5-wicket victory against Chennai to lift their maiden IPL trophy back in 2012.
Suresh Raina is ruling the charts as-far-as the batting stats of the T20 games between the two heavyweights are concerned. The 34-year-old has scored an impressive 747 runs, followed by MS Dhoni (500) and Robin Uthappa (318). Raina also has a century to his name against Kolkata in the Champions League. As-far-as the bowling department is concerned, Sunil Narine has picked up the most wickets with 19 scalps under his belt. The Caribbean mystery spinner is followed by CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja (16) and Dwayne Bravo (11).
Match 15: CSK beat KKR by 18 runs, Wankhede, Mumbai
Owing to an electrifying start by openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, the Super Kings got off to a baffling start. CSK registered their first 100+ partnership off the season with Gaikwad (64) and Du Plessis (95*) playing crucial roles in giving their team the lead from the get-go. Du Plessis, especially, batted through adversity, battling the Bombay humidity and the weariness, and played some eloquent shots right till the very end. Hard-hitting cameos from Moeen Ali (25) and MS Dhoni (17) helped CSK register a humongous total of 220-3.
The new ball was handled supremely well by Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi, completely dispatching the top and middle order and relegating the Knight Riders to 31-5 in 5.2 overs. With all their hopes shattered, the Knights; in an attempt to stay in the game, took the counter-attacking approach with Russell (54 off 22) being the aggressor. After his dismissal, Pat Cummins, with some help from former skipper Dinesh Karthik (40) took it upon himself to carry the game forward. The Aussie quick batted valiantly right till the very end, fighting till the last straw but just couldn’t get the job done as KKR was bowled out for 202 in 19.1 overs while Cummins remained not out at 64. Deepak Chahar stood apart from the rest, finishing with 4-29 while Ngidi picked 3 wickets as well as CSK beat KKR in a nail-biting encounter by 18 runs.
Match 38: CSK beat KKR by 2 wickets, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The two sides last locked horns in the UAE of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The coin landed in KKR’s favour and Eoin Morgan elected to bat. The decision seemed fruitful as several batters chipped in with handy cameos. While Rahul Tripathi slammed 45 runs, Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik scored 37 and 26 respectively. As a result, KKR posted 171/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing the challenging total, CSK got off to a stellar start with openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis adding 74 runs for the first wicket in no time. Although the fall of quick wickets brought KKR back in the hunt, a timely cameo from Jadeja took CSK home. Jadeja slammed 22 off mere eight balls as Chennai crossed the line on the very last ball. In conclusion, CSK recorded yet another victory over KKR by winning the contest with two wickets in hand.
CSK’s side looks stacked from top-to-bottom as they’ll be walking into the game as the favourites to lift the trophy. But you can’t rule out the possibility of the dark horses dethroning the favourites and equaling their IPL record. Having won 7 of their last 9 encounters, KKR’s momentum is at a record high. In a contest between two world-cup winning captains, one thing is a certainty that we’re in for a massive feast. Will KKR continue their indomitable run in the finals or will CSK lift the trophy for a record 4th time? There is only one way to find it out. Catch all the live action from 7.30 PM on Star Sports/Hotstar.
CSK Vs KKR Head-To-Head IPL Records
|26-Sep-2021||Chennai Super Kings||2 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|21-Apr-2021||Chennai Super Kings||18 runs||Mumbai|
|29-Oct-2020||Chennai Super Kings||6 wickets||Dubai|
|7-Oct-2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||10 runs||Abu Dhabi|
|14-Apr-2019||Chennai Super Kings||5 wickets||Kolkata|
|9-Apr-2019||Chennai Super Kings||7 wickets||Chennai|
|3-May-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 wickets||Kolkata|
|10-Apr-2018||Chennai Super Kings||5 wickets||Chennai|
|29-Apr-2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 wickets||Kolkata|
|27-Apr-2015||Chennai Super Kings||4 wickets||Chennai|
|3-Oct-2014||Chennai Super Kings||8 wickets||Bengaluru|
|16-Sep-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||3 wickets||Hyderabad|
|19-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 wickets||Kolkata|
|1-May-2014||Chennai Super Kings||34 runs (DLS)||Ranchi|
|27-Apr-2013||Chennai Super Kings||14 runs||Chennai|
|19-Apr-2013||Chennai Super Kings||4 wickets||Kolkata|
|26-May-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 wickets||Chennai|
|13-May-2012||Chennai Super Kings||2 runs||Kolkata|
|29-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 wickets||Chennai|
|6-May-2011||Kolkata Knights Riders||10 runs (DLS)||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2011||Chennai Super Kings||2 runs||Chennai|
|12-Apr-2010||Chennai Super Kings||9 wickets||Chennai|
|15-Mar-2010||Chennai Super Kings||7 wickets||Kolkata|
|17-May-2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 wickets||Centurion|
|24-Apr-2009||No Result||Match Abandoned||Cape Town|
|17-May-2008||Chennai Super Kings||3 runs (DLS)||Kolkata|
|25-Apr-2008||Chennai Super Kings||9 wickets||Chennai|