In the 17th game of IPL 2018, hosts Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune) on Friday night. CSK and RR are currently at the fourth and fifth position respectively in the points table.
CSK home venue has been shifted from MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai) to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune) for this season due to the present security concern in Chennai over the protest on Cauvery water issue. It will be the first home game for CSK at Pune.
CSK has played three games in this season where they have won twice (Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders) and lost once (Kings XI Punjab). On the other hand, Royals has played four matches in this season where they have won twice (Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore) and lost twice (Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders)
While both teams have lost their last games, they are looking for a victory in this game.
Before the beginning of the game, we are looking at some important stats of CSK and RR, which are related to the upcoming match.
Form in the IPL 2018
CSK – Won, Won and Lost
RR – Lost, Won, Won and Lost
Head-to-head IPL records between CSK and RR
Important IPL stats at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune)
Important IPL stats between CSK and RR
Other important stats
- It will be the 100th T20 match for Rajasthan’s left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat.
- It will be the 200th T20 game for CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
- CSK batsman Suresh Raina (471 runs) needs 35 more runs to become the highest runs scorer in IPL history against RR. Currently, AB de Villiers is on top of this list with 505 IPL runs against RR.