IPL 2021

Indian T20 League: Chennai vs Rajasthan – Stats and numbers you need to know

Both teams are coming back from wins in their last game

Chennai are up and running in the Indian T20 League after a magnificent victory over Punjab. Rajasthan, on the other hand, lost a high scoring thriller to Punjab but bounced back in style against Delhi. Over the years, both franchises have been part of several thrilling contests and fans can expect another memorable game between these two top teams. Ahead of their game, let us look at some of the important stats and numbers.

Chennai vs Rajasthan Head to Head

Chennai have been very dominant over Rajasthan and have won 14 of the 23 games. The remaining 9 matches have been won by Rajasthan. In the last three seasons, both teams have won three games each.

Numbers you need to know

200 – The game against Rajasthan will be MS Dhoni’s 200th game as CSK skipper in T20. He will become the first player to lead one team in 200 T20 games.

2 – Suresh Raina has stroked 198 sixes in Indian T20 League. He is just 2 maximums shy of completing a double century of sixes in the tournament.

48 – Shardul Thakur has picked up 48 wickets in 47 Indian T20 League games and needs 2 more wickets to complete 50 wickets in the tournament.

Venue Stats

Last 5 IPL matches at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Avg first innings score: 159.4
Chasing team won: 4, Lost-1

Battles to watch out for

Chennai skipper MS Dhoni has been severe on Rajasthan’s Jaydev Unadkat. The wicketkeeper batsman has stroked 83 runs in 36 balls against Jayadev Unadkat while the left-arm pacer has managed to dismiss the batsman only once.

Deepak Chahar was on fire against Punjab. Chennai will expect a similar performance from him against Rajasthan as well. Samsu Samson is the best batsman for Rajasthan and Chennai would want him back in the pavilion for not much. Deepak Chahar has a great record against Samson and has dismissed him 3 times in 28 balls. Samson has only managed to score 39 runs at a strike rate of 139.29.

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