CSK vs RCB Head to Head: A Tale of Clashes in IPL History

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been part of some intense battles in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008. The rivalry between these two powerhouses has given fans unforgettable moments and nail-biting encounters.

Head-to-Head Record: In the 31 meetings between CSK and RCB, the Chennai-based franchise has dominated with 20 victories, while RCB has managed to secure 10 wins. One match ended with no result. This head-to-head record reflects the competitive nature of their encounters.

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Top Performers: The clashes between these two sides have seen stellar performances from some of the biggest names in cricket. In the batting department, Virat Kohli leads the chart with 985 runs, followed by MS Dhoni (740) and Suresh Raina (616). On the bowling front, Ravindra Jadeja tops the list with 18 wickets, trailed by Dwayne Bravo (17) and Albie Morkel (15).

Memorable Encounters: Several encounters between CSK and RCB have etched themselves into the memory of cricket fans. One such instance was in 2018 when MS Dhoni’s heroics led CSK to victory while chasing 206, showcasing his unparalleled finishing skills. The following year, in a thriller, Dhoni’s brilliant 84* went in vain as CSK fell short by just one run while chasing 162.

CSK’s IPL Triumphs: CSK, led by the iconic MS Dhoni, has been a force to reckon with in the IPL, clinching the title four times (2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021). Their consistency and winning mentality have solidified their status as one of the most successful franchises in the tournament, trailing only behind the Mumbai Indians.

RCB’s Quest for Glory: On the other hand, RCB, despite having star-studded line-ups and reaching the finals on three occasions (2009, 2011, and 2016), is yet to lift the coveted IPL trophy. Their journey has been marked by near misses and heartbreaks, with the 2011 final against CSK being a particularly painful memory.

Last Meeting – IPL 2023: In their last encounter during IPL 2023, CSK emerged victorious by a margin of 8 runs in a high-scoring thriller at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Devon Conway’s explosive innings of 83 off 45 laid the foundation for CSK’s imposing total of 226/6. Despite Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell’s efforts, RCB fell just short of the target.

All-time Results: Here is a quick look at some of the memorable encounters between CSK and RCB throughout IPL history:

CSK vs RCB All-time Results:

DateWinnerResultVenue
17-Apr-2023Chennai Super Kings8 RunsBangalore
04-May-22Royal Challengers Bangalore13 RunsPune
12-Apr-22Chennai Super Kings23 RunsNavi Mumbai
24-Sep-21Chennai Super Kings6 WicketsSharjah
25 Apr 2021Chennai Super Kings69 RunsMumbai
25-Oct-20Chennai Super Kings8 WicketsDubai (DSC)
10-Oct-20Royal Challengers Bangalore37 RunsDubai (DSC)
21-Apr-19Royal Challengers Bangalore1 RunBangalore
23-Mar-19Chennai Super Kings7 WicketsChennai
05-May-18Chennai Super Kings6 WicketsPune
25-Apr-18Chennai Super Kings5 WicketsBangalore
22-May-15Chennai Super Kings3 WicketsRanchi
04-May-15Chennai Super Kings24 RunsChennai
22-Apr-15Chennai Super Kings27 RunsBangalore
24-May-14Chennai Super Kings8 WicketsBangalore
18-May-14Royal Challengers Bangalore5 WicketsRanchi
18-May-13Royal Challengers Bangalore24 RunsBangalore
13-Apr-13Chennai Super Kings4 WicketsChennai
25-Apr-12No ResultChennai
12-Apr-12Chennai Super Kings5 WicketsChennai
28-May-11Chennai Super Kings58 RunsChennai
24-May-11Chennai Super Kings6 WicketsMumbai
22-May-11Chennai Super Kings8 WicketsBangalore
16-Apr-11Chennai Super Kings21 RunsChennai
31-Mar-10Chennai Super Kings5 WicketsChennai
23-Mar-10Royal Challengers Bangalore36 RunsBangalore
23-May-09Royal Challengers Bangalore6 WicketsJohannesburg
14-May-09Royal Challengers Bangalore2 WicketsDurban
20-Apr-09Chennai Super Kings92 RunsPort Elizabeth
21-May-08Royal Challengers Bangalore14 RunsChennai
28-Apr-08Chennai Super Kings13 RunsBangalore

As both teams gear up for their clash in the sixteenth edition of the IPL, fans can expect another thrilling chapter in the CSK vs RCB saga, adding more moments to the rich history of this captivating rivalry!