IPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore-Chennai Super Kings Rivalry In Numbers

A crowd at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is set to witness the high-profile Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and four-time Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday, which will see Virat Kohli and M.S. There will also be a fight between Dhoni, two of the biggest stars of Indian cricket in the modern era. This rivalry between the two South Indian sides has produced many thrilling matches, given rise to many stars and cemented the status of many legends as legends due to fiery bowling spells and breathtaking knocks.

The two teams have clashed 30 times in the IPL so far. CSK has won 19 of these matches while RCB has won 10 matches. One match did not result. With a 65.5 per cent win percentage, CSK have historically been the better side.

However, in their previous meeting during IPL 2022, RCB emerged victorious by 13 runs, with Harshal Patel (3/35) helping RCB defend a target of 174 runs.

What is worth watching is how Virat and Dhoni, the two biggest stars of their respective franchises and Indian cricket in general, have fared against each other’s teams.

Dhoni has scored a lot against RCB. He has scored 739 runs in 27 innings at an average of 43.47 in 29 matches played for CSK against RCB. He has also scored four half-centuries for CSK against RCB, with his best score being 84*.

Virat has also played some brilliant innings against CSK. He has the second highest number of runs scored by any player against CSK. He has scored 979 runs in 30 matches at an average of 39.16. He has scored nine half-centuries against the four-time champions with a best score of 90*.

Ravindra Jadeja has taken a total of 26 wickets against RCB by any bowler from any side. Out of these 26 fours, 18 wickets have come while being a part of CSK. Jadeja has also taken wickets against RCB while playing for Gujarat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Rajasthan Royals. For RCB, Harshal Patel has taken a total of 12 wickets against CSK out of his 13 wickets against the four-time champions.

Former CSK star and now RCB captain Faf du Plessis will look to do well against his former franchise, managing only 46 runs in two matches against the four-time champions with a best score of 38.

Virat Kohli has been in supreme form this IPL, scoring 214 runs in four innings at an average of 71.33 with three fifties. Faf has also scored 179 runs in four innings this season at an average of 65.66 with two fifties.

Jadeja, on the other hand, has picked up six wickets in four matches with best bowling figures of 3/20. Harshal has struggled in this IPL. Although he has picked up five wickets in four matches, his economy rate is above 10.

It will be extremely important for these stars to perform if their team is to win.

While RCB have a formidable trio of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, spinner Wanindu Hasanranga, pacer Josh Hazlewood as their biggest strength, CSK have a formidable opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and the ever-relenting Devon Conway , which sends the ball into the ball. sky with a ball.

Their all-rounders like Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja can cause problems for RCB with their spin, something against which RCB have clearly struggled in recent matches. A few big sixes from MS Dhoni can also turn the tide of the match at any point of time.

Currently, CSK are at the sixth position in the points table with two wins and two losses and a total of four points. RCB also have the same win-loss record as CSK in their four matches, but they are in seventh place with a lower net-run rate.