CSK vs PBKS head to head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of the most successful teams in IPL history, having won the competition four times (in 2010, 2011,2018 and 2021) and made the playoffs in all except one season (2020), when they placed seventh.
Punjab Kings (PBKS), on the other side, has yet to win the IPL, however they have made the playoffs twice (in 2008 and 2014). In the 2020 season, they finished sixth. Punjab Kings have a new captain in Shikhar Dhawan, and they are looking for a change in fortunes in this season’s IPL.
When these two teams meet in an IPL match, predicting the outcome is tricky because both sides have excellent players who can perform well on their day. It ultimately depends on the two teams' form and tactics on the day of the match.
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CSK vs PBKS head to head
So far in IPL history, both clubs have played 28 games, with CSK winning 16 of them and Punjab winning the remaining 12 matches. Both teams met in a high-profile qualifying match in the 2014 IPL, which Punjab won to go to the finals.
CSK vs PBKS match results
Taking a look at excellent statistics between these two teams, the Chennai Super Kings hold a small advantage over the Punjab Kings. CSK have won 16 of the 28 matches between the two teams, while PBKS have won 12. CSK vs PBKS head to head always proves to be a healthy and a nail-biting encounter.
|1-Nov-2020||CSK||9 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|7-May-2014||PBKS||PBKS won in super over||Cuttack|
|18-April-2014||PBKS||6 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|21-March-2010||PBKS||PBKS won in super over||Chepauk|
CSK vs PBKS IPL stats
Suresh Raina is the top batsman in matches involving the two teams. He has the highest runs scored (719), followed by Faf du Plessis (593) and MS Dhoni (572). Raina's only IPL century came against the Punjab team as well. KL Rahul and Faf play for LSG and RCB respectively in the 2023 IPL. While Suresh Raina and Marsh are not part of the IPL this year.
|FAF du Plessis||593|
R Ashwin and D Bravo share the top rank among bowlers with 18 wickets each, with Albie Morkel (12) coming in third. Among the list of players in this table, Shardul Thakur and Ashwin play for different teams this IPL while Bravo and Morkel have retired from the tournament.
Best match in the Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings head to head
There have been several exciting matches between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the most memorable matches between these two teams was the encounter that took place on April 15, 2018, at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.
In that match, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first. Punjab Kings posted a competitive total of 197 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs, thanks to half-centuries Chris Gayle and a good fighting knock from KL Rahul. This magnificent knock from Chris Gayle proved to be vital in the context of the game.
Chennai Super Kings did not have a good start to their chase, with Shane Watson and Murli Vijay losing their wickets early in the innings. However, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni held the innings together in the middle overs and stitched a valuable partnership.
The responsibility of taking his team to victory fell on the shoulders of the veteran captain MS Dhoni, who smashed 5 sixes and 6 fours in his innings of 79 runs off 44 balls. He remained not out and guided his team to a fighting total which was however not good enough as PBKS won the match by 4 runs.
In the end, PBKS won the match by 4 runs in what was a thrilling encounter between two evenly matched teams. This match was particularly memorable for MS Dhoni's heroic innings and the exciting finish to the game.
Will CSK continue to dominate over PBKS or will the latter get the spoils, we can only wait to find out.