IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK: Here is the statistical preview
Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings meet each other in match number 15 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Wednesday. The match is the second of the double header with Punjab and SRH meeting in the afternoon encounter. KKR have fallen behind since winning the first match. CSK have come alive since losing their opener. We present the statistical preview.
Here's a look at the head-to-head record
Chennai have had the edge in the head-to-head meetings between the two teams. In 23 meetings, CSK have won 14 games so far. KKR have pocketed eight victories. One match didn't have a result. In IPL 2020, the two sides met on two occasions. KKR won the first game by 10 runs. CSK sealed the second league game by six wickets.
Star performers for KKR against CSK
Andre Russell has scored 226 runs in eight innings against CSK at an average of 45.20. He has smashed three fifties with a best of 88*. Dinesh Karthik has scored 512 runs in 25 innings at 26.94. Sunil Narine has claimed 14 wickets in 13 matches against Chennai at 22.42.
Star performers for CSK against KKR
In 22 innings, Suresh Raina has racked up 818 runs at an average of 45.44. He has eight fifties with a best of 84. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has 483 runs against KKR at 43.90. He has one half-century (66*). Veteran West Indies T20 star Dwayne Bravo has claimed 17 wickets in 17 games. He has an average of 28.64 and a best of 3/22.
Records that can be scripted in the match
Bravo (156 wickets) needs one more to steer clear of Piyush Chawla in terms of IPL scalps. CSK pacers Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur have 49 wickets each and are one shy of 50. Raina is 52 short of 5,500 runs in the IPL. Shubman Gill (1,008) needs 10 more to surpass Ross Taylor's tally (1,017).