IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK: Head to head match status
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in their opening match of the season at the prestigious Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Over the years, CSK has established itself as a true powerhouse with three IPL titles, while the Royals have never been able to repeat the magic of their inaugural season where they beat all odds to become the first champions of the IPL. Was rejected. Interestingly, in the first season, CSK, despite boasting star-studded line-ups, could not draw a single win against Rajasthan, captained by legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne, in all three matches including the final. Defeated. . However, things have changed since then and CSK is now the second most successful franchise in the IPL, while Rajasthan has gone without silverware in more than a decade.
CSK is the only side to reach the play-offs in all 10 seasons being part of the IPL, while RR have managed to finish in the top four only three times apart from the inaugural season.
With the exception of the first edition, CSK has always dominated the Rajasthan-based franchise, and head to head statistics favor the team from the south.
The teams have faced 22 matches so far, of which the Super Kings have won 14, while Rajasthan have only eight wins, including one win in the 2013 Champions League, which clearly shows that How the competition has been one sided between the two sides over the years.
Head to head match status
Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
CSK won: 14
RR won: 8
Last time, Rajasthan got back with MS Dhoni in 2018. Last season, CSK won both league matches against RR by eight runs and four wickets and would be hoping to make it three out of three on Tuesday.
However, both teams know that past records are no guarantee of success. The only thing that can guarantee how well you perform on match day is because each game presents itself with a fresh set of challenges to overcome.
Both sides are without some of their key players – for different reasons. While the CSK duo of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh have opted out of the tournament due to personal reasons, RR are without their foreign stars Jose Butler and Ben Stokes.
While Butler missed the opening as he is still in quarantine, Stokes is currently in New Zealand with his ailing father, clouded by uncertainty over his availability for the tournament.
While CSK did not feel the absence of their star players in their opening matches, it will be interesting to see how RR does without the line-up and Butler and Stokes.