The match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is one of the most heated in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The two teams have faced 28 times in the past, with CSK having more victories than KKR. While the Chennai team has won 18 times, KKR has won a total of 9 times.
The rivalry between CSK and KKR is not just limited to on-field performances. The two teams also have a strong social media presence and their fans engage in friendly banter online. Both the franchises are very strong thanks to their fan base.
The two teams had a disappointing tournament in 2022, failing to qualify for the playoffs. However, CSK vs KKR promises to be a thrilling contest as both the teams are eyeing for the playoff spot this season. CSK already have one foot in the top 4 after defeating DC in their previous match. KKR on the other hand are struggling after losing their previous match to RR. This will be a must win match for them.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 12, 2023
CSK vs KKR head to head
So far, the Chennai Super Kings have a significant lead over the Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK has won 18 of the 27 games they have played against KKR. These two teams played in the 2021 IPL final, which CSK won by 27 runs against KKR.
CSK vs KKR match results
CSK and KKR last played in Match No. 33 of the IPL 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, when the Super Kings won by 49 runs. Rahane was named Player of the Match after his blistering innings of 71 off 29 balls.
|2023 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||49 runs|
|2022 IPL||Mumbai||KKR||6 Wickets|
|2021 IPL||Dubai||CSK||27 runs|
|2021 IPL||Abu Dhabi||CSK||2 Wickets|
|2021 IPL||Mumbai||CSK||10 runs|
|2020 IPL||Abu Dhabi||KKR||10 Runs|
|2020 IPL||Dubai||CSK||6 Wickets|
|2019 IPL||Chennai||CSK||7 Wickets|
|2019 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||5 Wickets|
|2018 IPL||Chennai||CSK||5 wickets|
|2018 IPL||Kolkata||KKR||6 wickets|
|2015 IPL||Chennai||CSK||2 runs|
|2015 IPL||Kolkata||KKR||7 wickets|
|2014 IPL||Ranchi||CSK||34 runs|
|2014 IPL||Kolkata||KKR||8 wickets|
|2013 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||4 wickets|
|2013 IPL||Chennai||CSK||14 runs|
|2012 IPL||Chennai||KKR||5 wickets|
|2012 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||5 wickets|
|2012 IPL||Chennai||KKR||5 wickets|
|2011 IPL||Chennai||CSK||2 runs|
|2011 IPL||Kolkata||KKR||10 runs|
|2010 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||55 runs|
|2010 IPL||Chennai||CSK||9 wickets|
|2009 IPL||Centurion||KKR||7 wickets|
|2008 IPL||Chennai||CSK||9 wickets|
|2008 IPL||Kolkata||CSK||3 runs|
CSK vs KKR IPL stats
Suresh Raina has scored the most runs (747) in the IPL T20 matches between CSK and KKR, followed by MS Dhoni (550) and Faf du Plessis (437). Among the players in this list, only MS Dhoni and Andre Russel play for these respective teams. The others have either retired or play for another franchise in the IPL.
|Faf du Plessis||437|
Among the bowlers, Sunil Narine has taken the most wickets (21), followed by Ravindra Jadeja (19), R Ashwin (16), and Dwayne Bravo (15). Piyush Chawla presently plays for Mumbai Indians, while Ashwin currently plays for RR. Dwayne Bravo has retired from the IPL and is currently in charge of CSK.
Best match in the Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders head to head
The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) final was played between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on October 15, 2021.
The match was held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat first, setting a target of 193 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders. FAF du Plessis was the top scorer for CSK as he scored 86 runs in the first innings of the match setting up a great total.
In response, Kolkata Knight Riders put up a solid batting performance, with opener Venkatesh Iyer scoring a half-century and Shubman Gill contributing 51 runs. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals and ultimately fell short of the target, finishing with a total of 165 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs.
Chennai Super Kings won the match by 27 runs and were crowned champions of the 2021 IPL season. The victory marked the fourth time that CSK had won the IPL, having previously won the tournament in 2010, 2011, and 2018.
These teams meet once again to set up a heavyweight round 2 clash in the 2023 IPL. This will be a must win clash for the Kolkata Knight Riders in order to stay in the race for playoffs.