Author : Adam Admin | Created : 2021-07-01 16:07:00
Chennai Super Kings have recently wrapped up their fourth Indian Premier League championship with a victory over Kolkata Knight Riders and a score of 192/3 to 165/9. This puts them within one league victory of matching the record five titles currently held by Mumbai Indians, and it could be that we see this happen in the 2022 season.
Before this begins though, it’s best to take a look at some of the main fixtures that have captivated cricket fans for the past decade. Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have met plenty of times throughout the IPL’s short but fascinating history, so here is some information to help you know what to expect when the new season rolls around.
The match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings occurs every season, and the first game can be traced back to 2008. This match took place on April 19 at the Punjab Cricket Association Cricket Stadium in Mohali.
It was considered by many to be the best game of the league season, seeing a free-running extravaganza that ended with 240 runs for CSK to PK’s 207. At the time, Punjab Kings were known as Kings XI Punjab.
Since this initial match, the IPL has seen the two teams battle it out twice each season, with Chennai Super Kings taking the wealth of the spoils, and they have their league championships to show for it. Across these fixtures, Chennai has recorded the highest score of 240 runs to Punjab’s 231, while their lowest scores are 120 and 92, respectively.
If there is, the rivalry may only exist in the mind of the Punjab Kings. Over the 25 matches the two teams have played against one another, CSK has emerged victorious 15 times.
Still, Chennai’s dominance in this fixture and their recent success in the IPL with two championships in the past four seasons gives Punjab Kings a desire to knock them from their perch, as it were. Unlike Chennai, Punjab Kings has never won an IPL title, only finishing runner up in 2014 and making it to the semifinals in the inaugural IPL competition, where they finished second in the league but third overall following qualifiers. Interestingly enough, they were denied a place in the final by none other than Chennai Super Kings.
And this, perhaps, could be the genesis of a rivalry between the two. With the small pool of teams within the IPL, competition is always there, and these teams often find themselves striving for one more run or one more wicket, which could be the difference between glory and heartache.
With the recent change for Punjab, it could be a sign that they want to make a serious bid for IPL glory in the 2022 season. Yet with Chennai eagerly eying a second consecutive league victory that would put them level with Mumbai Indians, there will be plenty to look forward to when they meet for their first encounter in Match 10 of the 2022 season.
The most recent season saw CSK and PK meet twice during the main stage. The first game was Match 8 of the competition, which took place on April 16 2021. In this match, Chennai Kings won an exceptionally close encounter, emerging victorious by just six wickets.
The reverse fixture occurred on October 7, just a week before the play-off match. By this stage, CSK had their sights set on early progression to Qualifier 1, but a six-wicket victory by PK meant they needed to wait until the final match of the season to progress.
Prior to this, Chennai has shown domination across the last four games, winning three of four encounters. The scores were:
Chennai by 10 wickets
Chennai by 9 wickets
Punjab by 6 wickets
Chennai by 22 runs
The teams have only tied once. This occurred in 2010, and went to a super over, and was won by Punjab.
As league champions, Chennai boasts a range of popular players that cricket fans always love watching perform. The most popular players include:
Faf du Plessis
This information is based on social media followers.
Punjab Kings also boast their fair share of adored players.
One player that shares a connection with both teams is Ravichandran Ashwin. He boasts a local connection to Chennai and spent six years there before moving to Punjab Kings. Still, his legacy at CSK is one for the next generation to challenge, as he leads the wicket-taking records with 120 during his time there.
This popularity comes from their performances in the IPL as well as representing their country in international cricket tournaments, including T20 and the World Cup. In the cricket world, many of these players are established names and boast millions of followers on social media.
If you want to keep up with all of the action, the best way to do so is by streaming all IPL games either online or from your television.
The best place to do this is with Disney+ Hotstar, the official streaming partner of the IPL. You can purchase an annual subscription of Disney+ Hostar Super, which will cost Rs. 899, or you can take your viewing experience to the next level and pay Rs. 1499 with Hotstar Premium.
For cricket fans who like to catch the action on the go, there is also a mobile service. Disney+ Hotstar Mobile will cost you Rs. 499 per year to stream content live from your Android or iOS device.
It is also possible to view the games via other telecom providers. The likes of Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Jio all provide pre-and postpaid packages that include the Disney+ Hotstar Mobile service.
Star India and Star Sports offer TV services if you want to watch as much sport as possible throughout the year.