CSK vs RR head to head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history

On Wednesday, the Chennai Super Kings will face the formidable Rajasthan Royals in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. (April 12th). This match will take place in Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals met in the final match of the first IPL season in 2008. In that game, the RR team upset CSK by winning on the final ball in a nail-biting climax. Rajasthan had previously beaten Chennai in both league games that season.

In this season's opener against the Gujarat Titans, the Chennai Super Kings were defeated but swiftly turned the tables. They beat the Lucknow Super Giants in their next encounter before defeating the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.

The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, won their first game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad before losing the next. They got back on track with a convincing win against the Delhi Capitals in their third match. This CSK vs RR head to head promises to be a thriller of a contest. 

CSK vs RR head to head

Thus far in IPL history, both teams have faced off in 27 games, with Chennai Super Kings winning 15 and Rajasthan Royals winning 12.

Matches played 27
CSK won 15
RR won 12
Tie 0

CSK vs RR match results

CSK and RR last played in Mumbai in the 68th match of the IPL 2022. CSK batted first and scored 150/6 thanks to a stunning effort from Moeen Ali. He made 93 off 57 balls, including 13 fours and three sixes. RR won the match by five wickets after chasing down the score in 19.4 overs due to a half-century from Yashasvi Jaiswal and an unbeatable 40 of 23 from Ravichandran Ashwin. 

Date Winner Won By Venue
20-May-2022 RR 5 wickets Mumbai
2-Oct-2021 RR 7 Wickets Abu Dhabi
19-Apr-2021 CSK 45 runs Mumbai
19-Oct-2020 RR 7 Wickets Abu Dhabi
22-September-2020 RR 16 runs UAE
11-April-2019 CSK 4 Wickets Jaipur
1-Apr-2019 CSK 8 runs Chennai
12-May-2018 RR 4 wickets Jaipur
21-April-2018 CSK 64 runs Pune
10-May-2015 CSK 12 runs Chennai
19-April-2015 RR 8 wickets Ahmedabad
13-May-2014 CSK 5 wickets Ranchi
23-April-2014 CSK 7 runs Dubai
4-Oct-2013 RR 14 runs Jaipur
12-May-2013 RR 5 wickets Jaipur
22-April-2013 CSK 5 wickets Chennai
10-May-2012 CSK 4 wickets Jaipur
21-April-2012 CSK 7 wickets Chennai
9-May-2011 CSK 63 runs Jaipur
4-May-2011 CSK 8 wickets Chennai
3-April-2010 CSK 23 runs Chennai
28-March-2010 RR 17 runs Ahmedabad
9-May-2009 CSK 7 wickets Kimberley
30-April-2009 CSK 38 runs Centurion
1-Jun-2008 RR 3 wickets Mumbai
24-May-2008 RR 10 runs Chennai
4-May-2008 RR 8 wickets Jaipur

CSK vs RR IPL stats

Most runs

Shane Watson has scored the most runs (711) in the matches played between the two sides. Suresh Raina (659), MS Dhoni (524), Ajinkya Rahane (335), and Murali Vijay (330) are behind him. Shane Watson leads the overall record; however, he played for both sides at different points in his IPL career. Of the players on the list, Shane Watson does not play the IPL anymore, while Murli Vijay has also retired from the tournament. Suresh Raina, too has retired from all forms of the game.

Player name Runs
Shane Watson 711
Suresh Raina 659
MS Dhoni 524
Ajinkya Rahane 335
Murli Vijay 330

Most wickets

Ravindra Jadeja has taken the most wickets (17), followed by Dwayne Bravo (16) and Albie Morkel (14). Shardul Thakur and Sohail Tanvir have 10 wickets each, who, in turn, make up the table completely. Dwayne Bravo and Albie Morkel have retired from cricket, while Sohail Tanvir is no longer permitted to play the IPL. Shardul Thakur, on the other hand, currently plays for KKR.

Player name Wickets
Ravindra Jadeja 17
Dwayne Bravo 16
Albie Morkel 14
Shardul Thakur 10
Sohail Tanvir 10

The best match in the Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals head to head.

The match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on April 3rd, 2010, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was indeed one of the most memorable encounters between the two teams. This could easily be the best CSK vs RR head to head match ever.

The match was played at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, and it turned out to be a thrilling contest that went down to the wire. Here's a brief overview of the match:

CSK won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a solid start, with openers Murali Vijay and Matthew Hayden adding 62 runs for the first wicket. However, RR fought back with some quick wickets, and CSK found themselves at 83/2 in the 8th over. Murali Vijay had other ideas, and he played a stunning knock of 127 off just 56 balls, which included 8 fours and 11 sixes. He was well supported by Albie Morkel, who scored 62 off 34 balls. CSK eventually posted a formidable total of 246/5 in their 20 overs, which was then the highest score in IPL history.

Conversely, RR got off to a steady start, with openers Naman Ojha and Michael Lumb adding 69 runs for the first wicket. However, once Lumb was dismissed, RR lost wickets at regular intervals and found themselves at 80/2 after 8 overs. Naman Ojha did not lose hope as he smashed 94 off 55 balls to keep them in the hunt. He was well supported by Shane Watson, who scored 60 off 25 balls. However, this was not enough as RR fell short by 23 runs, and CSK won the match.

Finally, this match demonstrated how the game of cricket can provide thrilling and unexpected moments. It had a high-scoring contest, a phenomenal individual effort, and a nail-biting ending. Unsurprisingly, this game is frequently recognized as one of the finest in IPL history.

The next Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals head to head encounter will be this interesting given the neck to neck results these two teams have produced over the years in IPL.