CSK vs KKR Head to Head IPL Records, Stats, and All Match Results


Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. The men in yellow, led by the legendary MS Dhoni have won the IPL title four times in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders earned the honours twice in 2012 (defeating Chennai Super Kings) and 2014. All this makes the CSK vs KKR head to head rivalry all the more exciting for the fans.

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There is always a buzz when these two franchise clash against each other. The stadiums are packed, and the action is unparalleled. Let us have a look at CSK vs KKR head to head record, IPL Stats, match results, and the top players.

CSK vs KKR Head to Head

CSK vs KKR head to head record, including matches played in IPL and CLT20.

CSK vs KKR head to head record
Matches Played 29
CSK Won 18
KKR Won 10
No Result 1
Tie 0

The duo has faced each other 29 times and the kings from Chennai have had an upper hand. Chennai has won 18 games while Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 10 of the KKR vs CSK head to head matches.

CSK vs KKR head to head on 25th April 2008 was the first encounter between both sides. Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders posted a total of 147 runs on board for CSK to chase. Brendon McCullum played a fierce 24-run knock for the riders. Laxmi Shukla was the top scorer with 42 runs.

Jacob Oram was three wickets for Chennai while Muralidharan bowled an economical spell and gave only 12 runs in his quota.

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The home team Chennai chased the target with ease and 9 wickets in hand. Matthew Hayden and skipper MS Dhoni finished the game for Chennai. Interestingly, MS Dhoni batted at number 3 in this match. Hayden played a match-winning knock of 70 runs helping his team pick a lead in the KKR vs CSK head to head match.

Year Tournament Venue Winner Margin
26-Mar-2022 2022 IPL Mumbai KKR 6 Wickets
15-Oct-2021 2021 IPL Dubai CSK 27 Runs
26-Sep-2021 2021 IPL Abu Dhabi CSK 2 Wickets
21-Apr-2021 2021 IPL Mumbai CSK 18 Runs
29-Oct-2020 2020 IPL Dubai CSK 6 Wickets
7-Oct-2020 2020 IPL Abu Dhabi KKR 10 Runs
14-Apr-2019 2019 IPL Kolkata CSK 5 Wickets
9-Apr-2019 2019 IPL Chennai CSK 7 Wickets
3-May-2018 2018 IPL Kolkata KKR 6 wickets
10-Apr-2018 2018 IPL Chennai CSK 5 wickets
29-Apr-2015 2015 IPL Kolkata KKR 7 wickets
27-Apr-2015 2015 IPL Chennai CSK 2 runs
3-Oct-2014 2014 CLT20 Bangalore* CSK 8 wickets
16-Sep-2014 2014 CLT20 Hyderabad* KKR 3 wickets
19-May-2014 2014 IPL Ranchi CSK 34 runs
1-May-2014 2014 IPL Kolkata KKR 8 wickets
27-Apr-2013 2013 IPL Kolkata CSK 4 wickets
19-Apr-2013 2013 IPL Chennai CSK 14 runs
26-May-2012 2012 IPL Chennai KKR 5 wickets
13-May-2012 2012 IPL Kolkata CSK 5 wickets
29-Apr-2012 2012 IPL Chennai KKR 5 wickets
6-May-2011 2011 IPL Chennai CSK 2 runs
7-Apr-2011 2011 IPL Kolkata KKR 10 runs
12-Apr-2010 2010 IPL Kolkata CSK 55 runs
15-Mar-2010 2010 IPL Chennai CSK 9 wickets
17-May-2009 2009 IPL Cape Town
24-Apr-2009 2009 IPL Centurion KKR 7 wickets
17-may-2008 2008 IPL Kolkata CSK 3 runs
25-Apr-2008 2008 IPL Chennai CSK 9 wickets

Head to Head CSK vs KKR – Top Batting Performers

Players Runs
Suresh Raina 747
MS Dhoni 550
Faf du Plessis 437
Robin Uthappa 377
Brendon McCullum 346
  1. Suresh Raina – The Chennai Super Kings veteran Suresh Raina is the highest run scorer in KKR vs CSK head to head matches. The Southpaw has 747 runs to his name against Knight Riders. Raina also has the highest individual score of 109 runs.
  2. MS Dhoni – With the number of games MS Dhoni has played for CSK in the IPL, it's no surprise that he features in the majority of top batting lists. The skipper MS Dhoni is second on the list of top batting performers in the CSK vs KKR head to head matches. He has 550 to his name.
  3. Faf du Plessis – Another entry from the Chennai camp is Faf du Plessis with 437 runs to his name. No wonder Chennai has had an upper hand against KKR.

The highest scorer for Kolkata is Robin Uthappa, with 377 runs, half of what Suresh Raina has scored against Kolkata. This also boils down to the fact that Uthappa hasn't played for KKR as much as Raina played for Chennai Super Kings.

Head to Head CSK vs KKR – Top Bowling Performers

Players Wickets
Sunil Narine 21
Ravindra Jadeja 18
Ravi Ashwin 16
Dwayne Bravo 15
Piyush chawla 12
  1. Sunil Narine – Acing the bowling charts in none other than Sunil Narine. He is the undisputed champion of T20 bowling. The West Indian has 21 scalps to his name against the Chennai Super Kings.
  2. Ravindra Jadeja – Another veteran from Chennai’s squad Ravindra Jadeja has sent Kolkata’s batsmen back to the pavilion 18 times.
  3. Ravichandran Ashwin – Ravi Ashwin has been phenomenal in the IPL. He took 16 wickets against Kolkata while playing for Chennai.

With Ravi Ashwin, we complete the fab four of Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja and Ashwin were a treat to watch playing together for Chennai.

CSK vs KKR Head to Head in Numbers

220 – Highest team score (Chennai Super Kings)

55 – Least run scored by a team (Chennai Super Kings)

11 – Games won by Chennai Super Kings batting second

9 – Games won by Kolkata Knight Riders batting second

158 – Average total Chennai Super Kings

154 – Average total Kolkata Knight Riders

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CSK vs KKR – The Best Match

More than 420 runs were scored on 21st April when Chennai Super Kings faced Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. This match deserves to be the best head to head match played between CSR and KKR.

Batting first, Chennai Super Kings started aggressively. Openers Ruturak Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis stitched a 100 runs opening stand. Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni contributed with respective cameos in the death overs helping Chennai reach 220 runs for the fall of three wickets. While all the bowlers were getting smashed out of the park, Varun Chakravarthy bowled a stingy spell and gave just 27 runs.

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The chase did not start well for Kolkata as they lost both the openers cheaply. Shubman Gill could not even open his account. The match looked one-sided in favour of Chennai until the lower middle order walked in to bat.

First Andre Russel joined hands with Dinesh Kartik and took charge of the attack. The duo smashed 8 sixes combined, the majority of them coming from Russell’s bat. After the dismissal of Russell and Dinesh Kartik, it was the Pat Cummins show at the Wankhede.

Cummins eliminated Wankhede with 6 sixes and a strike rate of 194. It looked like he would take the game away from Chennai. Eventually, his efforts were not enough for KKR to win the match. Cummins remained unbeaten with 66 runs and Chennai won the game by 16 runs.