CSK vs RR
CSK vs RR. (Photo: Twitter)

RR vs CSK Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ H2H Record Against Chennai Super Kings- IPL 2021 Match 47. The 47th match of IPL 2021 will have Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals on Sunday at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. The last time when these two teams played against each other, Chennai Super Kings notched 188 runs in the first innings.

Rajasthan Royals, in reply, managed to score only 143 runs and thus lost the game by 45 runs. Rajasthan Royals haven’t been able to perform as a unit. Sanju Samson has been a consistent run-scorer, however, the other batsmen haven’t really lived up to the expectations.

Injuries to their key players haven’t really helped either. Rajasthan Royals are currently sitting at the seventh position on the points table, having managed to win 4 matches out of 11 this season. They have three games left and they ought to win all three of them to give themselves a chance of making the playoffs.

Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal
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Their openers are in decent form with the bat. Both Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal are amongst the runs, while Sanju Samson at three makes it a formidable top-order. The problem, however, lies in the middle-order. Liam Livingstone has failed to replicate the performances he showcased in The Hundred 2021 tournament.

Ahead of three important games, he will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders to capitalize on the starts in the middle period of the innings. Chris Morris’ returns in the second leg of IPL 2021 hasn’t been encouraging either. RR don’t have quality replacements as far as overseas all-rounders are concerned. Under such circumstances, Morris has to step up to the plate in the final few games for the side.

Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya have been doing a decent job with the ball. RR could bring in Tabraiz Shamsi to strengthen their bowling attack. But who should he be replaced with is something to ponder.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. Credits: IPL

Facing them are Chennai Super Kings, who are sitting at the top of the table with 9 wins in 11 matches. MS Dhoni and Co. beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the last game to become the first team to confirm their playoff berth in IPL 2021. They haven’t a lost single game in the second leg of IPL 2021. They are coming into this game on the back of four consecutive wins.

CSK’s openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have been giving blistering start at the top of the order. Their good form with the bat is one of the biggest reasons behind CSK’s rise this season. In the last match against SRH, the duo put on a 75-run partnership for the opening wicket in pursuit of a 134-run total. Another masterstroke has been to bat Moeen Ali at number three.

The southpaw has played vital cameos at the top of the order and helped CSK scored quick runs in the middle overs. As for the bowling, Dwayne Bravo has been the wicket-taker in chief in the second leg of IPL. Josh Hazlewood’s solid performance in the last game makes this attack even more threatening. Ahead of the three more games, CSK wouldn’t want to lose the momentum and would look to win all of them.

RR vs CSK Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ H2H Record Against Chennai Super Kings- IPL 2021 Match 47

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

Team’s Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches CSK Won RR Won Tied No Result
Overall 25 15 10 0 0
In IPL 25 15 10 0 0
At Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) 1 0 1
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2 0 0
IPL 2021 1 1 0 0 0

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

Innings CSK Won RR Won
1st batting 8 4
2nd batting 7 6

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles

CSK vs RR
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(Teams’ stats)

Stats CSK (vs RR) RR (vs CSK)
Highest total 246/5 (20 overs) at Chennai on 3rd April 2010 223/5 (20 overs) at Chennai on 3rd April 2010
Lowest completed total 109 (19 overs) at Jaipur on 4th May 2008 126/6 (20 overs) at Jaipur on 10th May 2012 & 126 (19.3 overs) at Centurion on 30th April 2009
Largest victory (by runs) 64 runs at Pune on 20th April 2018 17 runs at Ahmedabad on 28th March 2010
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets at Chennai on 4th May 2011 8 wickets for twice

(Top players’ stats)

Stats CSK (vs RR) RR (vs CSK)
Highest individual score 127 by Murali Vijay at Chennai on 3rd April 2010 101 by Shane Watson at Chennai  on 22nd April 2013
Best bowling figures 4/11 by Ravindra Jadeja at Chennai on 10th May 2015 6/14 by Sohail Tanvir at Jaipur on 4th May 2008
Most runs scored 656 runs by Suresh Raina 711 runs by Shane Watson
Most wickets 16 wickets by Dwayne Bravo 17 wickets by Ravindra Jadeja