IPL 2018: Match 43, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 43, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the do-or-die game for the Royals.

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Rajasthan Royals’ Ish Sodhi celebrates fall of Akshdeep Nath’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Rajasthan Royals managed to extend their stay in the tournament with a convincing win against the Kings XI Punjab and will now face the inform Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur. Royals managed to bring out their best combination that will give them two points in the first of the do-or-die matches. They will be hoping to defeat the Super Kings and gain some confidence as well as the points to be able to make it to the next stages of the tournament. CSK have lately struggled with their combination as they possess a rather thin bowling attack and might have to experiment once again.

Key stats and numbers that matter ahead of a do-or-die game for the Royals:

3 – Jos Buttler has scored fifties in three consecutive innings in this IPL. In his first 45 Twenty20 innings in India, Buttler scored only 960 runs at an average of 26.67 that included two fifties.

12-6Chennai Super Kings lead the head to head record against Rajasthan Royals by 12-6 in the IPL. Both the teams won two matches each in the IPL games they played in Jaipur.

13 – Ravindra Jadeja took 13 wickets in 11 IPL matches against his former team Rajasthan Royals. He averages 17.92 and has a bowling strike-rate of 14.8.

28.22MS Dhoni’s batting average against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He has scored 254 runs against them in 16 IPL innings with a best score of 41*. Rayudu also averages only 29 against RR scoring 261 runs in 11 innings.

247 – Runs Ajinkya Rahane has scored against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He has scored those at an average of 24.7 in 11 innings that include two fifties.

517 – Suresh Raina holds the record for scoring the most runs against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. AB de Villiers (505) is the only other player to score 500 IPL runs against RR. Raina has scored 517 runs in 18 innings at an average of 28.72 with three fifties.

198 – Jos Buttler needs two more sixes to complete 200 sixes in the Twenty20 format. He needs six more sixes to complete 400 sixes across all formats in his professional career.

3960 – Runs Suresh Raina has scored in the IPL while representing the Chennai Super Kings. He needs 40 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.