Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game of IPL 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday night.
Chennai Super Kings will have a different captain for the first time since 2008, as Dhoni has handed the leadership to Ravindra Jadeja. CSK will be eager to give their star player a fitting farewell as the reigning champions will be ready to defend their title.
While KKR were the runners-up last season and will bounce back once again, KKR have a poor record against CSK, having won only nine games in 28 fixtures against CSK.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: last five Head-to-Head record
#1 CSK won by 27 runs against KKR
Chennai Super Kings got the better of KKR when they met in the final of IPL 2021. CSK won the toss and selected to bat first. The first innings ended in CSK making 192/2 runs in 20 overs which was a challenging target for the KKR as they managed to make only 162/9 runs, and many KKR crucial batters couldn’t find their rhythm, which helped Chennai Super Kings take nine wickets and become the IPL champions for the fourth time.
#2 CSK see off KKR by 2 wickets
CSK were made to chase 172 targets; however, it looked like KKR would emerge the winners in this fixture after CSK batters failed to make their impact, but the introduction of Jadeja helped the team beat KKR in a crunch moment with a sensational cameo from Jadeja as he pulled off 22 runs off 8 balls smashing two fours and as many sixes to hand his side a victory.
#3 CSK drubs KKR by 18 runs
Resilient Kolkata fought till the very end in Mumbai, but CSK kept their calm and drubbed KKR by 10 runs. KKR gave a tough target to CSK to make 202 in 20 over, and it looked like the game was already over. But CKS were brimming with confidence as they managed to make 220 runs with ease with Faf du Plessis helping the team to victory by scoring 95 runs in 60 balls.
#4 KKR beat CSK by 10 runs
🏏 KKR (167) beat CSK (157/5 in 20 overs) by 10 runs!— XploreSports (@sports_xplore) October 7, 2020
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In the second-innings, CSK commenced on a great start, but things quickly changed after 10 overs as CKS managed to make only 14 runs in five overs. KKR gave CSK and decent target of 167 onboard after 20 overs, and it looked like an easy score to chase for CSK. As the pressure grew, CSK failed to turn things around, and KKR saw out the game.
#5 CSK beat KKR by six wickets
#CSK Beat #KKR By 5 Wickets. Sir Jadeja Smashed A Six To Win The Game. Bravo Performance By Sam Billings 56 Off Just 23 Balls. Watson 42(19) . Congrats Lions 🦁💛💪 #CSKvKKR #CSKvsKKR pic.twitter.com/HL0egpkfOF— sunil kushwaha (@sunilkushwahain) April 10, 2018
CSK were made to chase 172/5 in 20 overs, and they did it on style as Ravindra Jadeja swatted back-to-back sixes off two balls to raise a victory for Chennai Super Kings as they crossed 178 in just four wickets with ease.
Overall, the Chennai Super Kings have a dominating head-to-head lead over the Kolkata Knight Riders, winning 18 out of the 27 matches. However, it may not matter anymore as the teams are now revamped and it would be exciting to see how they fare in the 15th edition of the IPL, where 10 teams will fight it out for the ultimate prize.