24 Apr 2021: IPL 2021, CSK vs RCB: Here is the statistical preview
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in the 19th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB remain the only undefeated side this season, having won their first four games.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Army, who have finally found a perfect balance, are coming off three back-to-back victories.
Here is the statistical preview.
H2H: A look at the head-to-head record
The Super Kings have dominated the Royal Challengers in the IPL so far.
In 26 head-to-head meetings, Chennai have managed to win 16 matches with a win percentage of 61.54.
On the other hand, Bangalore have earned nine victories against CSK (win percentage: 34.62). One match was washed out.
Notably, both the sides won a game against each other in the IPL 2020.
Performers: Here are the top performers
CSK skipper MS Dhoni has racked up 823 runs from 28 games at a strike rate of 141.9 against RCB.
In the bowling segment, Ravindra Jadeja has scalped 20 wickets with a best haul of 3/15 against them.
Battles: The key battles to watch out for
Several intriguing player battles are on the cards in the high-profile game.
Over the years, Dhoni has scored 88 runs off 63 balls against Chahal, while Chahal has dismissed him twice.
Notably, Chahal has dismissed Suresh Raina four times (87 runs off 66 balls).
Fast bowler Deepak Chahar has managed to hold AB de Villiers (10 runs off 16 balls), and dismissed him once.
Stats: A look at the other interesting stats
Interestingly, AB de Villiers has a strike rate of 213.58 in the death overs (16-20) against CSK.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell has already registered 122 runs in the middle overs (7-15) this season so far.