IPL 2020, Match 4: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 4: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Stats Preview

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On Tuesday (22nd September) evening, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will start their journey in the IPL 2020 when they will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).

The inaugural IPL champions (2008) Rajasthan Royals finished in the seventh position in the previous IPL season (2019).

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings started the IPL 2020 journey with a five-wicket victory against the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) when they faced each other in the tournament opener on last Saturday (19th September) evening.

Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before the upcoming IPL 2020 match between RR vs CSK

Head-to-head records between RR vs CSK

Stats Matches RR Won CSK Won Tied/No Result
Overall 22 8 14 0/0
In IPL 21 7 14 0/0
In UAE 1 1 0/0
In last 5 matches 5 1 4 0/0
In IPL 2019 2 2 0/0
  • Streaks running: Chennai Super Kings won both their last two matches against Rajasthan Royals.

Records of RR during their first match of every IPL season

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 10 5 5 0 (0/0) 0
  • After returning from the suspension period, Rajasthan Royals haven’t won their opening match of the last two IPL seasons.

Records of RR and CSK in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 5 2 2 1 (1/0) 0
CSK 6 5 1 0 (0/0) 0

 Important stats between RR vs CSK

(Teams’ Stats)

Stats RR (vs CSK) CSK (vs RR)
Highest total 223/5 (20 overs) at Chennai on 3rd April 2010 246/5 (20 overs) at Chennai on 3rd April 2010
Lowest completed total 126/6 (20 overs) at Jaipur on 10th May 2012 & 126 (19.3 overs) at Centurion on 30th April 2009 109 (19 overs) at Jaipur on 4th May 2008
Largest victory (by runs) 17 runs at Ahmedabad on 28th March 2010 64 runs at Pune on 20th April 2018
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets for twice 8 wickets at Chennai on 4th May 2011

(Top players’ stats)

Stats RR (vs CSK) CSK (vs RR)
Highest individual score 101 by Shane Watson at Chennai  on 22nd April 2013 127 by Murali Vijay at Chennai on 3rd April 2010
Best bowling figures 6/14 by Sohail Tanvir at Jaipur on 4th May 2008 4/11 by Ravindra Jadeja at Chennai on 10th May 2015
Most runs scored 512 runs by Shane Watson 638 runs by Suresh Raina
Most wickets 10 wickets by Sohail Tanvir 15 wickets by Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja

Other important stats

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

  • The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (21 wickets) is two wickets away to surpass Sohail Tanvir (22 wickets) and become the second most IPL wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals. Only James Faulkner will remain ahead of him with 47 IPL wickets for Rajasthan Royals.
Jaydev Unadkat, Rajasthan Royals, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Jaydev Unadkat (Photo Credit: BCCI)
  • Shreyas Gopal (31 wickets) is five wickets away to become the most wicket-taker as an Indian spinner for Rajasthan Royals. Only Pravin Tambe is ahead of him in this list with 35 wickets.
Shreyas Gopal, Rajasthan Royals, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Shreyas Gopal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

  • MS Dhoni (4432 runs) needs to score 68 more runs to complete his 4500 runs in IPL career. A total of five batsmen have managed to score 4500 runs in IPL history.
MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)
  • MS Dhoni (295 sixes) is five sixes away to complete his 300 T20 sixes. He will be third Indian cricketer to hit 300 T20 sixes. Rohit Sharma (361 sixes) and Suresh Raina (311 sixes) are the other Indians in this list.
  • MS Dhoni (100 catches) is three catches away to surpass Suresh Raina (102 catches) and become the second most catch-taker in IPL history. Only Dinesh Karthik will remain ahead of him with 109 IPL catches.
  • As a wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni (96 catches) is four catches away to become the second wicket-keeper to claim 100 IPL catches. Dinesh Karthik has taken 101 IPL catches as a wicket-keeper.
  • Ravindra Jadeja (1937 runs) needs to score 63 more runs to reach the 2000-run milestone in his IPL career. Meanwhile, the 10th most IPL wicket-taker Jadeja has also picked up 110 IPL wickets. By completing 2000 IPL runs, Jadeja will become the first IPL cricketer to score 2000 runs as well as claim 100+ wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja, Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: IPL)
  • Shane Watson (957 runs) is 43 runs behind to complete his 1000 runs for CSK. A total of 10 CSK batsmen have managed to score 1000+ T20 runs for this team.
Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Shane Watson (Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL)
  • Ambati Rayudu (955 runs) is also 45 runs away to complete his 1000 runs for CSK.
Ambati Rayudu, Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Ambati Rayudu (Image Credit: Getty Images)
  • South African cricketer Faf du Plessis (1697 runs) is 72 runs away to become the most IPL run-scorer as an overseas cricketer for CSK. Only the former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey is ahead of him in this list with 1768 runs.
Chennai Super Kings, RR vs CSK, Stats, Stats Preview
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: TIPL)
  • Faf du Plessis (1908 runs) is 92 runs away to complete his 2000 T20 runs for CSK. The right-handed batsman will be the fifth cricketer to score 2000 T20 runs for CSK.

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