IPL 2020, Match 37: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 37: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Stats Preview

Image Credit: BCCI/IPL

On Monday (19th October), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on each other in the 37th match of the IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

While it will be their 10th match of this season, they are currently standing in the last two positions in the points table with 6 points each (3 wins and 6 loses). In the IPL 2020 points table, Chennai Super Kings are in the seventh position and Rajasthan Royals are in the eighth position.

It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time in this season during the 4th match of the IPL 2020 (at Sharjah on 22nd September 2020), which was also the opening match of this season for both these teams, Rajasthan Royals won that match by 16 runs.

IPL 2020, Match 37: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (CSK vs RR) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

CSK (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Won and Lost

RR (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats CSK RR
Top run-scorers Faf du Plessis (365 runs) Sanju Samson (236 runs)
Shane Watson (277 runs) Rahul Tewatia (222 runs)
Ambati Rayudu (237 runs) Steven Smith (220 runs)
Top wicket-takers Sam Curran (10 wickets) Jofra Archer (12 wickets)
Shardul Thakur (9 wickets) Rahul Tewatia (6 wickets)
Deepak Chahar (8 wickets) Shreyas Gopal (6 wickets)

 

Records of CSK and RR in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
CSK 14 7 7 0 (0/0) 0
RR 14 5 8 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of CSK and RR at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
CSK 4 2 2 0 (0/0) 0
RR 5 2 2 1 (1/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: IPL)

i) It will be the 200th IPL match for MS Dhoni. He will be the first cricketer to play 200 IPL matches.

ii) MS Dhoni has scored 3994 IPL runs as a CSK captain. By adding six more runs, Dhoni will be the second captain to score 4000 IPL runs for a team. Virat Kohli was the first name in this list as he has scored 4357 IPL runs as a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain.

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu, CSK, Rajasthan Royals, Stats, Stats Preview, CSK vs RR
Ambati Rayudu (Image Credit: Getty Images)

i) Ambati Rayudu (4995 runs) is five runs away to complete his 5000 T20 runs.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Steven Smith

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Steven Smith (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Australian cricketer Steven Smith (979 runs) will be the third overseas batsman to score 1000 T20 runs for Rajasthan Royals after adding 21 more runs. The first two overseas cricketers in this list are Australian Shane Watson (2474 runs) and English Jos Buttler (1027 runs).

Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) Taking two more wickets, the left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (172 wickets) will surpass left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan (173 T20 wickets) and will become the most T20 wicket-taker as an Indian left-arm bowler.

ii) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (25 wickets) is only one wicket away to become the second most T20 wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals as he will surpass Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir (25 wickets). Only their former teammate, Australian left-arm pacer James Faulkner is ahead in this list with 53 T20 wickets for this team.

Sanju Samson

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Sanju Samson (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The 25-year-old Indian cricketer Sanju Samson (1960 runs) is 40 runs away to complete his 2000 T20 runs for Rajasthan Royals. After their former cricketers Ajinkya Rahane (3098 runs) and Shane Watson (2474 runs), Samson will be the third batsman to score 2000 runs for this team.

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