IPL 2018: Match 17, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 17, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the battle between the teams returning to the league.

CSK practice session
CSK practice session. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings started with thrilling wins in their first two matches and closely missed out in their 3rd game despite the exploits from their skipper MS Dhoni. The Chennai franchise will now have to adopt the MCA Stadium in Pune as their home ground for the remaining six home matches in this season. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have won two of the four games that too while batting first. The Royals need to sort out their bowling combination as both the Indian pacers going for a plenty of runs.

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the battle between the teams returning to the league:

7 – Runs Sanju Samson scored in the previous game against KKR. It was the first time in seven T20 innings that Samson scored less than 30. Samson scored 346 runs in the six T20 innings before the game against KKR at an average of 86.5.


11-6Chennai Super Kings lead the head to head record against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL by 11-6. CSK won six consecutive games against RR between 2010 and 2013.


52.71 – MS Dhoni’s batting average in the Twenty20 format at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Dhoni scored 369 runs at this venue in 14 innings with the highest score of 61*.


100 – This game between CSK and RR will be the 100th game of Jaydev Unadkat’s T20 career. He picked up 125 wickets in the 99 matches with two 5-wicket hauls.


189.47Ajinkya Rahane’s batting strike-rate during his 19-ball 36 in the previous game. He scored a 20-ball 36 at an S/R of 180 in the game against RCB. Rahane never scored 30+ in a T20 innings at 180+ S/R before this IPL. Rahane’s S/R of 141.3 in this season is his highest in an IPL season.


200 – The game to be played in Pune will be Ravindra Jadeja’s 200th match in the Twenty20 format. Imran Tahir completed 200 appearances in this format during CSK’s previous game.


471 – Runs Suresh Raina scored in the IPL against Rajasthan Royals. Only AB de Villiers (505) scored more IPL runs against RR than Raina. He scored those runs in 17 innings at an average of 27.7 with three fifties.


934 – Runs Sanju Samson scored in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He needs 66 more runs to become the 5th player with 1000 IPL runs for RR.