RR vs CSK will be a do (or) die game for RR, as a loss today will leave Rajasthan out of contention for IPL 2021 playoffs. CSK, despite being the table toppers currently would want to win this game to ensure they confirm a spot in top-2 position in points table. Rajasthan and Chennai's clash in Abu Dhabi is expected to be high octane game as stakes are high for both the teams in this tournament.
Last time when these two teams played each other in Mumbai, CSK defeated RR convincingly by a margin of 45 runs. Moeen Ali's all-round performance played a vital role in that game as he was the star performer on that day. RR's performance in 2nd phase of IPL 2021 has been very uninspiring, they have managed to win only 1 game so far against PBKS by the barest of margins with the help of Karthik Tyagi's terrific final over spell.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from RR vs CSK match:
Most runs for CSK vs RR in IPL - Suresh Raina (627 runs)
Most wickets for CSK vs RR in IPL - Ravindra Jadeja (17 wickets)
Most runs for RR[Among Current Players] vs CSK in IPL - Sanju Samson (154 runs)
Most wickets for RR[Among Current Players] vs CSK in IPL - Chris Morris (6 wickets)
200 - MS Dhoni will become the first player to captain 200 matches in Indian Premier League. Earlier in this year during 1st phase of IPL 2021, he became the first player to captain a single franchise for 200 matches [Including Champions League T20].
2 - RR has defeated CSK both times in UAE when they played against each other in IPL 2020.
2 - Mustafizur Rahman needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 T20 wickets in the year 2021.
3 - Ambati Rayudu needs 3 more sixes to smash 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
26 - Suresh Raina needs 26 more runs to become the highest run-scorer against RR in IPL history.
3 - Dwayne Bravo needs 3 more wickets to overtake Amit Mishra in the IPL wickets tally and become the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
Most wickets in IPL history:
Lasith Malinga - 170
Amit Mishra - 166
Dwayne Bravo - 164