IPL 8: CSK vs RCB - Interesting statistics, figures and trivia

Mumbai: As two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers in Qualifier 2 today for the final berth against Mumbai Indians to be played on Sunday, we give you interesting statistics and figures about these two teams’ clashes.


MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Pic/ PTI

Chennai Super Kings – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli

Chennai Super Kings – Stephen Fleming
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Daniel Vettori

Home ground:
Chennai Super Kings - M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Royal Challengers Bangalore - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Karnataka

IPL Head-to-head:

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore teams. Pic/ PTI

Chennai Super Kings - 11 matches
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 7 matches.
No-result – 1

Most player appearances (CSK vs RCB):
Chennai Super Kings – Suresh Raina (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli (20)

Highest run scorer in IPL 8:

AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum
AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum. Pic/ PTI

Chennai Super Kings – Brendon McCullum (436 runs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – AB de Villiers 9512 runs)

Highest wicket taker in IPL 8:
Chennai Super Kings – Dwayne Bravo (23 wickets)
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Yuzvendra Chahal (21 wickets)

Cricketers who played for both teams:
Albie Morkel – CSK (2008-2013), RCB (2014)
Muttiah Muralitharan: CSK (2008-2010), RCB (2012-2014)
Parthiv Patel: CSK (2008-2010), RCB (2014)

Tweets on CSK vs RCB:

thestupidclevermohit @mkshah1579
Its sad to see AB and dinda playing for the same side #CSKvsRCB. The former is class of cricket and the other is arse of cricket
Match script-csk will bat frst, ms will cm to bat quick, will score 50+ Chris n ab will b out soon. Kholi will hit winning runs.

νιяατ ρяεм koнlι @ViratMyLife
Big Game today! #CSKvsRCB

~ Dhoni VS Kohli
~ Super Kings VS Royals
~ Captain Cool VS Captain Hot


Broken Cricket @BrokenCricket
Virat Kohli Scored 694 runs vs CSK in IPL which is most by any player against a Single team in IPL history..

How they previously performed in IPL:

2008 - Runners-up
2009 - Semifinalists
2010 - Champions
2011 - Champions
2012 - Runners-up
2013 - Runners-up
2014 - Playoffs

2008 - League stage
2009 - Runners-up
2010 - Semifinalists
2011 - Runners-up
2012 - League stage
2013 - League stage
2014 - League stage

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