Both CSK and KKR have had an impressive start to the 2nd phase of IPL 2021, by winning both their games in a very comprehensive manner. KKR looks a very strong side with the inclusion of Venkatesh Iyer as opener and their spin duo of Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy has really made it tough for the opposition team batsmen. On the other hand, CSK have continued their consistent run of doing well in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 as well.
Last time when these two teams met in Mumbai, it ended up being a high scoring thriller and Chennai ended up winning by a margin of 18 runs at the end. CSK vs KKR is expected to be another hard-fought game as these two teams look most threatening in IPL 2021, considering their recent performances.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of CSK vs KKR match:
Most runs for KKR [Among Current Players] vs CSK in IPL - Andre Russell (264 runs)
Most runs for CSK vs KKR in IPL - Suresh Raina (599 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs CSK in IPL - Sunil Narine (15 wickets)
Most wickets for CSK [Among Current Players] vs KKR in IPL - Ravindra Jadeja (13 wickets)
39 - England Skipper Eoin Morgan needs 39 runs more to smash 1000 runs for KKR. Also Morgan needs 5 more sixes to smash 50 sixes for KKR.
4 - Ambati Rayudu needs 4 more sixes to smash 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
54 - Dinesh Karthik needs 54 more runs to smash 4000 runs in IPL.
10 - Last time when KKR and CSK played against each other in Abu Dhabi, KKR ended up defeating CSK by a margin of 10 runs.
12 - Both Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have taken 12 IPL wickets in Abu Dhabi. The duo is expected to play a crucial role for KKR as usual and put pressure on CSK batters.
Most wickets in IPL at Abu Dhabi:
Jasprit Bumrah - 16
Kagiso Rabada - 13
Sunil Narine / Varun Chakravarthy - 12
172.83 - Andre Russell has a Strike Rate of 172.83 vs CSK in IPL. He has always been a threat for CSK side over the years.
Highest S.R vs CSK in IPL (Min 150 runs):
Dwayne Smith - 182.03
Glenn Maxwell - 179.86
Andre Russell - 172.83
50 - Skipper Eoin Morgan will be playing his 50th match for KKR in IPL.