IPL 2018: Match 35, Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 35, Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Preview

Stats and numbers that matter ahead of the Chennai’s home fixture against Bangalore.

Chennai Super King
Chennai Super King. (Photo by IANS)

The chinks in Chennai Super Kings’ armour are slowly and gradually out in the open after the team got off to a dream start in the tournament. Of late the two-time IPL champions are struggling crucial moments as the lack in bowling depth has prevented them from defending totals.

CSK just got away defending 200+ totals twice but never looked in control while they had anything below 180 in the account. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, managed a much-needed win against Mumbai Indians that too while defended with the required rate under 12 an over in the final 3-4 overs which has otherwise been a concern for them the season.

Stats and numbers that matter ahead of the Chennai’s home fixture against Bangalore:

5 – Chennai Super Kings won each of their previous five meetings with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. They lead the overall head to head against RCB in the IPL 13-7.


18 – Number of wickets Harbhajan Singh has to his name against RCB in the IPL. Only Ashish Nehra (23) and Piyush Chawla (19) took more wickets against RCB in the IPL. CSK’s Dwayne Bravo has only 11 wickets against RCB in 17 IPL games at an average of 41.54.


99 – Number of sixes Ambati Rayudu has hit in the IPL so far. Only 15 players have hit 100 and more sixes in the IPL so far.


391 – Runs Ambati Rayudu has scored having played nine innings in IPL 2018. His previous best in an IPL season was 396 runs while representing Mumbai Indians in the 2011 edition.


499 – Number of wickets Umesh Yadav has bagged in his professional career. Another wicket and he will complete 500 wickets across all formats.


679MS Dhoni holds the record for scoring the most runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He has piled on 679 runs against them in 23 innings at an average of 35.73 with three fifties. Whereas Suresh Raina has scored 617 IPL runs against RCB in 24 innings with an average of 32.47 and includes four fifties.


724Virat Kohli is the only player to score more than 650 runs against Chennai Super Kings in the history of the tournament. He has scored 724 runs in 20 IPL innings maintaining an amazing average of 42.58 on the back of six fifties.


3935 – Runs Suresh Raina has scored in the IPL while representing the Chennai Super Kings. He needs 65 more runs to become the first player to record 4000 IPL runs for CSK.


9946 – Ravindra Jadeja has scored 9946 runs in his professional career so far. He needs 54 more runs to complete 10000 runs across all formats.