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Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

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Its neck to neck in the CSK vs RR as both teams have shared 5 wins each in the last 10 meet ups.

CSK vs RR Prediction

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have given the fans some great memories since the inception of the Indian Premier League. CSK are the defending champions while RR have garnered a lot of support in recent times, which means there will be plenty of eyes on the CSK vs RR prediction.

12 Apr 2023,
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium,
Indian Premier League 2023
Chennai Super Kings
rajasthan royals
Rajasthan Royals
27 Apr 2023,
Sawai Mansingh Stadium,
Indian Premier League 2023
rajasthan royals
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings

RR were the inaugural IPL champions in 2008, beating none other than CSK but they haven’t come anywhere close to winning another title since then. The yellow army has gone on to win four IPL championships with the last two coming in IPL 2018 and 2021.

The mega auction ahead of the IPL 2022 forced both these teams to break their previous squad.

RR won the inaugral IPL 2008 whereas the runners up of the first IPL;CSK currently have 4 IPL titles.

Cricket Betting

RR team news is that they have opted to retain their skipper Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. They had let go of Jofra Archer due to his injury concerns.

RR managed to get back their promising star Riyan Parag in the auction while also picking the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.

CSK, on the other hand, stuck to their old ways of doing things, bringing the old band back together. They retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of the auction.

CSK bought back most of their players such as Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu and Deepak Chahar in the auction. Here we will discuss which team will have the upper hand in the RR vs CSK prediction debates and other relevant team news.

CSK vs RR Match Prediction

If you take the historical record between these two teams, the CSK vs RR match prediction will favour Chennai Super Kings.

Out of 26 matches they’ve competed in, CSK have claimed 15 of those while RR have won 11 games. We will look into some further details to know which team could have an advantage going forward.

Talking about the matches in India, CSK have dominated the rivalry with 10 victories as opposed to 8 by RR. The men in yellow have had a great time at home, defeating RR in six of the seven games. RR have managed four wins against CSK at their home.

CSK have a 58% win percentage against RR.

Cricket Betting

At neutral venues, both the teams have claimed six matches each. Chennai Super King have won eight matches while batting first out of 15 instances while RR have won four from 11 batting first attempts.

As for the recent record, both the teams won one match each in the last season. In the IPL 2020, RR won both the league games while CSK claimed both the matches in 2019, staying true to CSK vs RR Match prediction before the game.

Talking about the IPL 2022, CSK have built the team around familiar names. They have continued with the bat deep approach they had in 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad plays anchor while everyone around him will have a licence to go hard.

CSK vs RR Match Prediction
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, IPl 2021.

RR, on the other hand, have assembled a quality spin attack and a very good top six.

In the batting department, they may have to tweak the order with the addition of Devdutt Padikkal. Overall, Chennai Super King seems to have a better squad and the RR vs CSK match prediction could go in their favour.

CSK have retained most of their players and have a pretty similar squad to their title-winning campaign in 2021. Devon Conway replaces Faf du Plessis at the top of the order while Adam Milne comes in as the hit-the-deck enforcer. 

Deepak Chahar has a huge challenge ahead of him with a huge price tag.

CSK’s first retention pick; Ravindra Jadeja is the highest wicket taker (18 wickets) for yellove army against RR.

Cricket Betting

RR have assembled a decent unit with Buttler, Samson and Jaiswal having to play key roles in the batting department. Shimron Hetmyer is an excellent addition while Rassie van der Dussen was a great pick.

Trent Boult moves from MI to RR and will have to be the leader of the attack. His numbers could take a hit as a result. Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin form a potent spin attack. 

CSK vs RR is today a difficult match prediction to make and who will win could depend on how the big stars perform.

CSK vs RR Head to Head

The CSK vs RR head to head rivalry has produced some memorable moments in the history of the league. Whether it was their clash in the inaugural IPL final or the most recent one where RR claimed the victory despite Ruturaj Gaikwad’s century.

CSK vs RR head to head record in IPL makes for interesting reading. Despite CSK being a top tier team and RR not quite that, the record is fairly balanced. 

Shane Watson was arguably the biggest attraction in this rivalry. Watson created his own legacy with RR and went on to have an even better impact at CSK. Watson has also hammered a century for both the franchises in the RR vs CSK head to head contests.

CSK and RR have met each other 26 times with CSK winning 15 matches and RR winning 11 times. In the home matches, CSK have exerted their dominance over RR, winning six of the seven CSK vs RR head to head contests.

Head to HeadCSK PlayedCSK wonCSK Win %RR PlayedRR WonRR Win %
Bat First15853%11436%
Bowl First11764%15747%
CSK vs RR Team Results

In Rajasthan Royals’ home ground, CSK have won only three of the seven matches. These sides have played each other most in neutral venues and here the record is equally shared with a 50% win percentage for both sides.

Apart from Watson, Ravindra Jadeja has also represented both the franchises. Chris Morris played for CSK in 2013 and for RR in 2015 & 2021. Ravichandran Ashwin, who has played for CSK in the past, will now don the RR jersey.

All-rounder Shivam Dube moves from RR to CSK for the IPL 2022. Let’s take a look at some notable performances from the current crop of these two teams.

Among the retained players, MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler top the batting charts for their respective teams. MS Dhoni has amassed 498 runs against the Royals from 23 innings at an average of 38 and strike rate of 130.

Head to HeadCSKRR
Most Runs659 – Suresh Raina512 – Shane Watson
Highest Individual Score127 – Murali Vijay101 – Shane Watson
Most Wickets18 – Ravindra Jadeja10 – Sohail Tanvir
Best Bowling Figures4/14 – Ravindra Jadeja6/14 – Sohail Tanvir
CSK vs RR Individual Stats

For RR, Buttler, who was among the retained players by the franchise for the 2022 IPL season, has blasted 265 runs in six innings at an average of 66 while striking at 150, including two fifties.

Ravindra Jadeja has the most wickets for CSK against RR, having taken 18 wickets at a strike rate of 17.6, including two four-wicket hauls.

Rajasthan Royals don’t have any bowlers continuing from the previous editions and will have to start afresh in IPL 2022.

Head to HeadCSKRR
Highest Team Score246223
Lowest Team Score109110
Average 1st Inn Score169164
Average 2nd Inn Score160152
CSK vs RR Team Scored

Both the teams have their strengths as well as weaknesses, which makes these CSK vs RR head to head contests tricky to predict. CSK smashed 246 against RR, the highest score against RR in the IPL and also CSK’s highest score in the league.

The average totals, though, are in the range of 150-165. The matches have been pretty well fought despite CSK always being a champion side and RR struggling after the inaugural season victory.

TournamentMatch DateVenueMatch WinnerMargin
IPL 20225/20/2022MumbaiRRWon by 5 wickets
IPL 202110/2/2021Abu DhabiRRWon by 7 wickets
IPL 20214/19/2021MumbaiCSKWon by 45 runs
IPL 202010/19/2020Abu DhabiRRWon by 7 wickets
IPL 20209/22/2020SharjahRRWon by 16 runs
IPL 20194/11/2019JaipurCSKWon by 4 wickets
IPL 20193/31/2019ChennaiCSKWon by 8 runs
IPL 20185/11/2018JaipurRRWon by 4 wickets
IPL 20184/20/2018PuneCSKWon by 64 runs
IPL 20155/10/2015ChennaiCSKWon by 12 runs
IPL 20154/19/2015AhmedabadRRWon by 8 wickets
IPL 20145/13/2014RanchiCSKWon by 5 wickets
IPL 20144/23/2014NACSKWon by 7 runs
IPL 20135/12/2013JaipurRRWon by 5 wickets
IPL 20134/22/2013ChennaiCSKWon by 5 wickets
IPL 20125/10/2012JaipurCSKWon by 4 wickets
IPL 20124/21/2012ChennaiCSKWon by 7 wickets
IPL 20115/9/2011JaipurCSKWon by 63 runs
IPL 20115/4/2011ChennaiCSKWon by 8 wickets
IPL 20104/3/2010ChennaiCSKWon by 23 runs
IPL 20103/28/2010AhmedabadRRWon by 17 runs
IPL 20095/9/2009KimberleyCSKWon by 7 wickets
IPL 20094/30/2009CenturionCSKWon by 38 runs
IPL 20086/1/2008MumbaiRRWon by 3 wickets
IPL 20085/24/2008ChennaiRRWon by 10 runs
IPL 20085/4/2008JaipurRRWon by 8 wickets
CSK vs RR IPL Matches since 2008.

CSK vs RR Toss

The Royals have enjoyed a lot of luck when it comes to the CSK vs RR toss results. They have won the CSK vs RR toss on 16 occasions out of 26 clashes between the two teams. Chennai Super Kings have won the toss only 10 times.

From those 16 instances, RR have chosen to bowl first nine times while batting first on seven occasions. CSK have surprisingly preferred batting first against RR after winning the toss, doing it six times out of 10 matches.

CSK vs RR Toss
MSD and Sanju Samson while tossing a coin in the IPL 2021.

CSK’s win percentage when they win the toss read only 40% while it’s even worse for RR, who have won only 31% of the games they’ve won the toss in.

In the last four seasons, the batting first and batting second teams have won four matches each. What it tells us is the RR vs CSK matches don’t depend on the toss results.

CSK vs RR Betting tips

CSK enjoy the overall head to head record in their favour but in the last three IPL seasons, both teams have won three matches each.

Looking at their squads, the Super Kings should be slight favourites in the CSK vs RR betting tips. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yasaswi Jaiwal, will be the two young guns for CSK and RR respectively in the upcoming seasons.

Cricket Betting

As for the individual players, Jos Buttler has a fantastic record against CSK and will be one of the heavy favourites in the RR vs CSK betting tips discussions.

Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja offer a lot of value with their all-around skill set. Ruturaj Gaikwad piled up over 600 runs in the IPL 2021 while Sanju Samson has been consistently good in the last couple of years. The CSK vs RR betting tips should revolve more around batters.

Jos Buttler to score 50 @4.50

INDIBET tips – RR vs CSK

Ruturaj Gaikwad – CSK top batter @3.50

1xbet tips – RR vs CSK

Trent Boult – RR top bowler @3.24

1xbet tips – RR vs CSK

Tushar Deshpande – Top Bowler In Match @7.00

HelaBet tips – RR vs CSK

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is better head to head between CSK and RR?

CSK have dominated the head to head record between these two teams, winning 15 matches while RR have claimed 11.

Who has a better record in knockouts between CSK and RR?

RR and CSK have faced each other twice in the knockout stages. RR won both the games – the 2008 IPL final and the 2013 CLT20 semi-final.

Who is more likely to win the toss between CSK and RR?

RR have been a luckier side in this rivalry, winning the toss 16 times compared to 10 toss wins for CSK.

Who will perform better in the upcoming IPL between CSK and RR?

As we’ve discussed earlier, both teams come with their strengths and weaknesses. On paper, CSK looks more balanced but RR also have some impact players. The men in yellow should be favourites in our today match prediction segment but not by much.