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The first battle between Super kings and Challengers of the ongoing 14th edition of IPL (IPL 2021) will be played on 25 April in Mumbai. CSK Vs RCB is one of the greatest and Iconic rivalries in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Currently, in IPL 2021 Points Table, Royal Challengers Bangalore is leading the chart with 4 out of 4 wins. Whereas Chennai Super Kings is returning to the tournament after a poor performance in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings is at 2nd spot on scorecards with 3 wins out of 4 games.
The rivalry between these two franchises is well known as the Ashes of South or South Indian derby. South Indian People wait for the Face-off match such as the whole India waits for India Vs Pakistan match.
Fans are eagerly waiting for the first face-off between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021.
Do you know What’s the major reason behind CSK Vs RCB rivalry?
The reason behind CSK Vs RCB rivalry
Competition between CSK and RCB is more than a Cricket competition in the fields. The rivalry of CSK Vs RCB stemmed due to a political fight regarding the Kaveri river water between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. From Cricket Perspective, It is also due to the popularity of CSK and RCB captains, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are prominent players of Indian Cricket. So it is a battle between both skippers too.
The CSK and RCB franchises have a strong fan base of 24.6 Million and 19.1 Million respectively. The Large fan base hyped the matter into IPL rivalry because of political and emotional factors. So the Fans of both teams don’t wish to lose at any cost. As result, the epic rivalry gained the attention of fans and enhanced the popularity of the Indian Premier League also.
The clash between CSK and RCB is the most awaited and exciting match to watch. In IPL 2021, These two CSK and RCB franchises will lock horns against each other on April 25(Sunday) at IST 3:30 PM in Wankhede, Mumbai. Later in the second match, CS will meet on May 23(Sunday) at IST 7:30 PM in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Head to head Stats of CSK vs RCB
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other in 27 fixtures so far. CSK franchise has been on the top of the CSK vs RCB scorecard. The Super Kings have emerged themselves as Dominant side by winning 17. Whereas The Challengers managed to win the fixture 9 times, with one battle finished at no result. In the last ten matches, CSK has won the battle 8 times while losing only two.
CSK faced off RCB in the first-ever match on April 28, 2008, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The Super Kings won the first fixture by 13 runs in the home of the Challengers.
In the last match of CSK Vs RCB in IPL 2020, RCB set a target of 145 runs. CSK chased the target in 18.4 overs and won the battle by 8 Wickets.
The highest scores of both franchises are 208 and 205 respectively. In IPL 2012, CSK chased 205 runs highest team total of RCB. CSK encountered the battle with the highest score of 208 against RCB till now.
The Super Kings bowled RCB for just 70 at M. A Chidambaram Stadium in IPL 2019. So the lowest team totals of RCB and CSK against each other are 70 and 71 respectively.
RCB skipper Kohli has smashed the most 901 runs against CSK, while Dhoni has scored the most 735 runs against RCB for CSK in IPL history.
CSK Player Murali Vijay scored 95 against RCB in the final of IPL 2011 which is the highest individual score in CSK Vs RCB so far. Chennai Super Kings’ Albie Morkel has hammered most wickets 16 against RCB in IPL.
CSK Vs RCB, IPL 2021 Expectations
Till Date, both franchises have faced against each other on 27 occasions, CSK holds the edge over RCB with 17 Victories while RCB winning less than half fixtures.
While Chennai Super Kings is the more dominating side in the rivalry, they are favorites to win the battle. After a poor performance in IPL 2020, The Super Kings has returned to winning pace. So Chennai Super Kings will be looking at victories to maintain their side in IPL 2021 scorecard.
Nonetheless, Royal Challengers Bangalore can manage to turn things in their favor and shock everyone. Also, We can not deny the fact, Currently, RCB is at the top of the leaderboard. Royal Challengers Bangalore will try their best to Strengthen their Position in IPL 2021 Scorecard.
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