Battle of Consistency between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. The Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings matches are considered to be a nail-biting battle. Chennai Super Kings has won 3 IPL trophies and reached the playoffs every single season of the IPL. However, Kolkata Knight Riders has managed to win 2 championships and built the reputation of a worthy challenger in IPL.
Chennai Super Kings has the upper hand in a head-to-head battle in KKR Vs CSK matches. They faced each other 21 times, out of which CSK won 13 matches and KKR won 7 matches, and one match was without any result. Although CSK is arguably a dominant team in the IPL, Kolkata Versus Chennai matches have provided some of the most intense battles for the cricket fans to remember.
The match between CSK and KKR is like a duel, where both teams have incredibly strong lineups. It is hard to point out the weak link of both teams; this makes the match between KKR vs CSK exciting. The upcoming matches will decide what the scorecard of CSK and KKR will look like with new strong lineups.
KKR Vs CSK Head to Head
The matches between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are surely nail-biting and a close battle. In the last 5 CSK-KKR games, CSK has managed to win 3 matches while KKR has registered win in 2 games.
|1||2008 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 9 wickets|
|2||2008 IPL||Kolkata||Chennai Super Kings won by 3 runs|
|3||2009 IPL||Cape Town||Match abandoned without a ball being bowled|
|4||2009 IPL||Centurion||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets|
|5||2010 IPL||Kolkata||Chennai Super Kings won by 55 runs|
|6||2010 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 9 wickets|
|7||2011 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs|
|8||2011 IPL||Kolkata||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs|
|9||2012 IPL||Chennai||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets|
|10||2012 IPL||Kolkata||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets|
|11||2012 IPL||Chennai||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets|
|12||2013 IPL||Kolkata||Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets|
|13||2013 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 14 runs|
|14||2014 IPL||Ranchi||Chennai Super Kings won by 34 runs|
|15||2014 IPL||Kolkata||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets|
|16||2015 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs|
|17||2015 IPL||Kolkata||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets|
|18||2018 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets|
|19||2018 IPL||Kolkata||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets|
|20||2019 IPL||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets|
|21||2019 IPL||Kolkata||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets|
Top Batting Performer for Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina, the left-handed batsmen, is the leading run-scorer against KKR who scored a total of 736 runs; however, he is not available for this season. The CSK skipper MS Dhoni has acquired the 2nd position in the list of leading run-scorer with 470 runs followed by Faf du Plessis at the 3rd with 196 runs among the active players. Murali Vijay is the 4th highest run-getter with 172 runs against KKR.
Top Batting Performer for Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell is the highest run-scorer for Kolkata vs Chennai matches among the active players in the IPL 2020. The Caribbean all-rounder has managed to score of 268 runs followed by skipper Dinesh Karthik and young opening batsmen Shubhman Gill.
Top Bowling Performers for Chennai Super Kings
Ravindra Jadeja tops the bowling charts for CSK against KKR with 14 wickets, followed by Dwayne Bravo at the 2nd position with 8 wickets. Imran Tahir is at the 3rd position in the leading wicket-taker list with 6 wickets against the match between CSK and KKR in the IPL stats.
Top Bowling Performers for Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine is the highest wicket-taker bowler for KKR, accounting for 13 wickets against the yellow army. Fellow West Indian player Andre Russell is at the 2nd position with 5 wickets, followed by Kuldeep Yadav among active players of KKR.
Team Analysis: CSK vs KKR
CSK always comes among the top three positions in the IPL league table which makes it one of the strongest contenders among other teams. With Cummins and Morgan back in the team, the KKR team is ready and looks promising. A look at some of the key players from both KKR and CSK:
- MS Dhoni, one of the successful captains who is cool, calm, consistent, composed, and experienced, is basking the glory of its team.
- Shubhman Gill can be the game-changer for KKR as a terrific opening batsman.
- The kind of spinners CSK has is not seen in any other IPL team – Ravindra Jadeja, Karan Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, and R Sai Kishore.
- The matchwinner and all-rounder Andre Russell of KKR is brilliant with the bat and the ball and is backed up perfectly by Chris Green.
- The valuable experience of Cummins and Morgan will strengthen the KKR team.
- Sunil Narine, the star wicket-taker bowler from the KKR side, is also an aggressive batsman with the ability to score runs when needed.
- The batting lineup of CSK is strong with the presence of Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, and MS Dhoni.
- CSK is the most balanced side with good batsmen, good spinners, fast bowlers, and terrific all-rounders.
You can check all the previous IPL results to see that CSK is the strongest team in the IPL tournament. Chennai Super Kings is expected to reach the playoffs this season too by all chances, and if KKR wants to win against CSK, then they can’t afford to make mistakes. Make yourself prepare for the nerve-wracking match between these two teams and get the CSK Vs KKR live score by watching the game live online at your home.
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