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

Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to lock horns in Match No.37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday, April 27 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The Royals, led by Sanju Samson, are placed third in the table with eight points and a net run rate of +0.844 thanks to wins in four out of seven matches. They will be a tad low on confidence after losing two matches in a row against KL Rahul's Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Faf du Plessis' Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

The Royals will go into the game after losing to RCB by seven runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. They will again to the top of the table if they beat the Super Kings.

The Super Kings, on the other hand, went to the top of the table after beating the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Ajinkya Rahane has been in stupendous form for them, having played at a strike-rate of nearly 200. Moreover, he won the Player of the Match against KKR for his unbeaten 71 and earned a recall to the Indian Test team.

RR vs CSK head-to-head record

The Royals and the Super Kings have faced each other since the 2008 IPL. Barring the 2016 and 2017 editions when both teams were suspended, they locked horns in every other edition.

Here is a look at how the current RR vs CSK head-to-head record stands:

Matches Played 28
CSK won 15
RR won 13
Tie 0
No result 0


RR vs CSK IPL match results

The Royals have dominated the Super Kings in recent times. RR have beaten CSK in five out of their last six meetings.

Here is a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:

Date Winner Won By Venue
12 Apr-2023 RR 3 runs Chennai
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
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MS Dhoni of CSK. Courtesy: IPL

RR vs CSK IPL stats

Most runs

Shane Watson, who is currently a part of the Delhi Capitals’ support staff, is the leading run-scorer, having notched 711 runs. Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay also feature in the list.

Player Name Runs
Shane Watson 711
Suresh Raina 659
MS Dhoni 556
Ajinkya Rahane 366
Murali Vijay 330


Most wickets

Ravindra Jadeja is the leading wicket-taker in matches between the two teams. Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel and Ravi Ashwin have 16, 14 and 12 wickets respectively. Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir has 10 wickets, which he picked up in the inaugural edition.

Player Name Wickets
Ravindra Jadeja 19
Dwayne Bravo 16
Albie Morkel 14
Ravi Ashwin 12
Sohail Tanvir 10


Best match in the Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings head-to-head

The Royals and the Super Kings crossed swords in an absolute thriller on April 12, 2023, at the Chepauk. MS Dhoni rolled back the years with his power-hitting, but RR went on to win the match by three runs.

Here is a look at how the match unfolded:

After being put in to bat first, the Royals scored 175 for the loss of eight wickets. Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal laid the platform with a partnership of 77 runs for the second wicket. The right-handed Buttler racked up 52 runs off 36 balls with one four and three sixes.

Padikkal scored 38, while Ravi Ashwin and Shimron Hetmyer notched 30 runs each. Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for the Super Kings as he finished with figures of 4-0-21-2. Akash Singh and Tushar Deshpande picked up two wickets apiece.

Devon Conway and Ajinkya Rahane put on 68 runs for the second wicket, but the required rate kept climbing for the Super Kings. With more than 40 runs needed to win off the last two overs, Jadeja and Dhoni tried their hearts out, but their efforts went in vain.

With 19 required off five balls, Dhoni smashed fast bowler Sandeep Sharma for two sixes in a row to keep CSK alive. But Sharma held his nerve to take the Royals past the finish line. It also happened to be RR’s first win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium since 2008.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India