IPL 2021, CSK vs RR: Sanju Samson elects to field
Chennai Super Kings clash with Rajasthan Royals in the 12th match of Indian Premier League 2021. Sanju Samson has won the toss and elected to field at Wankhede. The Super Kings came back to winning ways with a one-sided win over Punjab Kings, while the heroics of Chris Morris drove the Royals to victory against Delhi Capitals. Here is more.
Teams prefer chasing at Wankhede
After producing several low-scoring encounters, the Wankhede track became lively in the DC-PBKS match. Although the seamers remained in the hunt, batting was relatively easy. Batting second has been easier here as four of the five games have been won by the teams chasing this season so far. Notably, pacers have taken 15 of the 16 wickets in the powerplay this season here.
A look at the head-to-head record
Chennai Super Kings have dominated the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. In 23 head-to-head meetings, the Yellow Army have managed to win 14 matches with a win percentage of 60.87. On the other hand, the Sanju Samson-led Royals have sealed nine victories against CSK (win percentage: 39.13). Notably, the Royals defeated CSK on two occasions in the previous season.
Dhoni leads CSK for the 200th time
Thala Dhoni is leading the Super Kings for the 200th time in T20 cricket. Overall, this is his 201st match for the franchise (Suresh Raina led CSK in one CLT20 game). Dhoni remains the most successful captain in the IPL in terms of wins (111 wins in 190 matches). Under him, CSK have been crowned IPL champions thrice (2010, 2011, and 2018).