CSK vs KKR Head to Head

Last Modified Mar 12, 2024 15:49 IST

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK has won the IPL five times, under MS Dhoni; while KKR has won it on two occasions, in 2012 and 2014, both under the leadership of the Indian southpaw Gautam Gambhir. CSK also won the Champions League T20 (CLT20) twice. The Knight Riders ended up as the finalists in 2014.

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The two teams have faced each other 29 times, with CSK having the upper hand in the head-to-head battle, winning 19 games and just losing 11 games against the Knight Riders. They faced each other for the first time on 26 April 2008 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The home team beat KKR quite comfortably with 9 wickets in hand.

Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden butchered the KKR bowling scoring an unbeaten 70 off 49 balls. In the most recent contest between them, CSK were trounced by KKR at their home ground, winning by a margin of 6 wickets under the leadership of Nitish Rana. Rinku Singh was adjudged the player-of-the-match for his match-winning 54* off 43 balls.

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CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head Stats

Out of the 31 encounters so far, Chennai Super Kings have won 19 while Kolkata Knight Riders have won 11, and one match was without any result.

Matches PlayedMatches won by CSKMatches won by KKRTieNo Result

Note: Stats include both IPL and CLT20 matches

CSK vs KKR Match Results

14-May-2023IPL 2023ChennaiKKR6 wickets
23-Apr-20232023 IPLKolkataCSK49 runs
26-Mar-20222022 IPLMumbaiKKR6 Wickets
15-Oct-20212021 IPLDubaiCSK27 Runs
26-Sep-20212021 IPLAbu DhabiCSK2 Wickets
21-Apr-20212021 IPLMumbaiCSK18 Runs
29-Oct-20202020 IPLDubaiCSK6 Wickets
7-Oct-20202020 IPLAbu DhabiKKR10 Runs
14-Apr-20192019 IPLKolkataCSK5 Wickets
9-Apr-20192019 IPLChennaiCSK7 Wickets
3-May-20182018 IPLKolkataKKR6 wickets
10-Apr-20182018 IPLChennaiCSK5 wickets
29-Apr-20152015 IPLKolkataKKR7 wickets
27-Apr-20152015 IPLChennaiCSK2 runs
3-Oct-20142014 CLT20Bangalore*CSK8 wickets
16-Sep-20142014 CLT20Hyderabad*KKR3 wickets
19-May-20142014 IPLRanchiCSK34 runs
1-May-20142014 IPLKolkataKKR8 wickets
27-Apr-20132013 IPLKolkataCSK4 wickets
19-Apr-20132013 IPLChennaiCSK14 runs
26-May-20122012 IPLChennaiKKR5 wickets
13-May-20122012 IPLKolkataCSK5 wickets
29-Apr-20122012 IPLChennaiKKR5 wickets
6-May-20112011 IPLChennaiCSK2 runs
7-Apr-20112011 IPLKolkataKKR10 runs
12-Apr-20102010 IPLKolkataCSK55 runs
15-Mar-20102010 IPLChennaiCSK9 wickets
17-May-20092009 IPLCape Town--
24-Apr-20092009 IPLCenturionKKR7 wickets
17-May-20082008 IPLChennaiCSK9 wickets
25-Apr-20082008 IPLKolkataCSK3 runs

(*) - Champions League Twenty20

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head in CSK’s home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium has been CSK’s fortress and it is a tough nut to crack. However, after 11 long years, KKR managed to break the deadlock by winning the contest in their previous meeting in the IPL at Chepauk in 2023.

Matches PlayedMatches won by CSKMatches won by KKRPrevious Meeting
1073KKR won by 6 wickets

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head in KKR’s home ground Eden Gardens

KKR does not boast of an added advantage at Eden Gardens as their track record against the Super Kings is nothing short of domination by the visitors against the hosts.

Matches PlayedMatches won by KKRMatches won by CSKPrevious Meeting
100406CSK won by 49 runs

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head in Neutral Venues

CSK has dominated the two-time IPL winners KKR even in neutral venues.

Matches PlayedMatches won by CSKMatches won by KKRNo Result Previous Meeting
11060401KKR won by 6 wickets

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head - Interesting Facts

  • In CSK v KKR games, Suresh Raina has been the highest run-getter with 610 runs at an average of 35.88 in 22 matches.

Suresh Raina22610
MS Dhoni28496
Faf du Plessis13423

  • In CSK vs KKR games, Sunil Narine has been the highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets in 19 matches to his name.

Sunil Narine1922
Ravindra Jadeja2117
Ravichandran Ashwin1216

  • The highest total in CSK v KKR games is 235 by CSK and the lowest total is 108 by KKR.

  • CSK and KKR have met twice in an IPL final— in the first encounter, which happened to be in 2012 at CSK’s home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium, Manvinder Bisla played a knock that came out of the syllabus, scoring 89 off 48 balls, and breaking CSK’s hopes of hat-trick title triumphs.

  • CSK met the two-time champions KKR in another titular clash for the second time in IPL 2021. Dhoni and his men won their fourth IPL title and managed to pay back for their loss against the same opponents in the IPL 2012 final.

  • Interestingly, CSK had already avenged their IPL 2012 final loss to KKR by trumping the same team in the now-defunct Champions League T20 final 2014.

FAQs on CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head

How many centuries have been scored in CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head?

Suresh Raina is the only centurion in matches involving CSK and KKR, with his century coming in a match-winning effort in the CLT20 final in 2014. Raina scored a belligerent 109* off 62 balls and steered the team to its second CLT20 title.

Who has scored the most number of runs in CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head?

Suresh Raina has scored the most number of runs in CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head. The southpaw has amassed 610 runs in 22 matches against KKR.

Who has taken the most number of wickets in CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head?

Sunil Narine has taken the most number of wickets in CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head. The offie has taken 22 wickets in 19 matches so far against CSK.

Which team is more successful in IPL, CSK or KKR?

CSK is the more successful team in IPL, having won five trophies while KKR has managed to win two IPL trophies.

How many times have CSK and KKR met in an IPL final?

CSK and KKR have met twice in an IPL final, with KKR winning the first encounter by 5 wickets in 2012 and CSK winning the last encounter by 27 runs in 2021.