When we think of fantasy cricket, we think about a lot of its other aspects and advantages such as teamwork, strategizing, passion for the game, and others. While all of it plays a vital role in the gaming arena, one of the other things that we, as their audience, look out for is the Healthy Rivalry of opposite Teams towards each other. Now, if we are talking about India then we all know for a fact that Cricket holds the top positions among many other sports. It’s a national favorite and more importantly, an emotion for many of us. With the IPL season looming over our heads, it is only natural that we learn about some of the most popular Team Rivalries for the IPL season. Taking this matter further, we would be discussing the history of one such rival pair, their match statistics, and how they’ve reached their dedicated positions with their respective teams. In this article, we would be discussing the History of Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders. So sit down and read through everything to know about your favorite teams so far.
History Of CSK vs KKR
The esteemed teams of Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have clashed with each other for a total of 25 matches, out of which 15 matches were won by Chennai, 9 were won by Kolkata, and 1 match was tied or had no result.
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are undoubted, two of the most popular teams in the game of Indian Premier League. If we are going to talk about each of them individually then CSK has won the IPL thrice under the captainship of MS Dhoni while KKR has won the league on two occasions, one was in 2012 and the other was in 2014, both of which were under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir who is also known as the Indian Southpaw. Chennai Super kings had also won the Champions League T20 while the Knight Riders had only been able to go up to the final phase in 2014.
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Both the teams have been in constant touch with each other for 19 times in the IPL seasons. CSK had the opportunity of being able to have the upper hand in most of the matches, by winning 12 games out of the 19 times and losing the other 7.
The teams had the opportunity to face each other for the very first time on the 26th of April, 2008 in Chennai where the Home Team had beaten KKR very easily with 9 wickets. The opening batsman from Chennai was Matthew Hayden who smothered the KKR bowling to an unbeaten 7 off 49 balls. Then again in 2018, they faced each other on 4th May in Kolkata, where The Knight Riders were chased down 178 in just 17.4 overs and 6 wickets on the biggest cricket stage of the country. Shubham Gill, the youngster from Kolkata won a lot of praises on the show while Sunil Narine won the title for the “Man of the Match”.
In almost all CSK vs KKR games, Suresh Raina has been known to have sought the highest number of runs with 664 runs at an average of 41.50 in 20 matches while Ashwin has taken some of the highest wickets with 16 wickets in over 14 matches, all in his name.
The fixture for the newest edition of the IPL has been announced for which MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, and Suresh Raina will be some of the players to look out for in the team of Chennai Super Kings while Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Dinesh Karthik are some of the players to watch out from the team of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sports are meant to be lived and learned from. They teach us many things along with letting us know the importance of team building, working with other individuals, and the gaming spirit of a certain game. Cricket, like any other gaming sport, teaches us these values of the sport. Team Rivalries are an important part of team sports. You clash, collide, win or lose but respect each other throughout the game. That is good sportsmanship and it is what these sports teach us. We hope that through this article, you learned about the importance of rivalry and the things it teaches us by going through the history of one such Team Rivalry of CSK vs. KKR in the IPL season. Until then, keep supporting the game and giving the players all your love.