Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Author : Adam Admin | Created : 2021-07-01 16:07:00

  • The Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals are both franchised cricket teams based in India and compete in the IPL Indian Premier League. The Chennai Super Kings are the clear favorites between the two teams and have won four out of the fourteen tournaments of the IPL and have been in a total of nine finals. The Rajasthan Royals got off to the best start by winning the first-ever IPL. However, since then, they have not been so fortunate. The Rajasthan Royals, though, had the famous Shane Warne on their team, who is still a brand ambassador and mentor. It seems the team could do with some luck, having only reached the play-off stage three times since winning in 2008. The stats do not tell the whole story as the Chennai Super Kings definitely do not have it all their own way when it comes to the fierce competition between them.

    History of the fixture

    The Indian Premier League, or as it is better known, the IPL is an Indian Twenty20 cricket tournament that was first established in 2008. Each year eight teams battle it out to win the much-coveted IPL trophy and the prize money of ₹20 crores in 2021. In 2021 the

    Chennai Super Kings lifted the trophy for the fourth time since 2008, beating the Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling final match. As mentioned above, the Rajasthan Royals started the competition well, winning the first-ever IPL final against the Chennai Super Kings in a very close match, where the score had t be won by wickets taken. Other winners of this to9urtnament include the Mumbai Indian who have the most visitors with five wins in total so far, the Kolkata Knight Riders who have two wins under their belt, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and The Deccan Chargers both have won it once like the Rajasthan Royals.

    The competition is not without its controversy, as the Rajasthan Royals were banned for two years after an inquiry called the Lodha Committee inquiry found that some inappropriate and fictitious bids were made, which violated the BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket in India) protocols. The Chennai Super Kings also faced their own ban in 2015 due to a problem they faced around their betting procedures.

    The competition is fierce, and there is a lot at stake for all the teams. Cricket is the international sport in India, and there is a lot of money and reputational stature involved. The IPL is about a lot more than just cricket; it is about standing in the country and raising the profile of the city that is represented. Both Rajasthan and Chennai are huge cities and are both the capitals of their states.

    Ways to Stream

    Due to all that is at stake in the IPL tournament and the talent of the teams involved, you may be wondering how you can view these matches. So let’s take a look at some ways you can enjoy these high-intensity Twenty20 cricket games.

    • Free IPL Sites: these sites claim to supply their audience with free IPL viewing - CricTime, CricHD, CricFree, SmartCric, and WebCric. None of these are official IPL cricket apps, but they do appear to be working in some countries.

    • Disney+ Hotstar: this give you access to a lot more than just the IPL and free content is limited to Indian viewers only.

    • Airtel Prepaid: if you are an Airtel customer, you can watch the IPL live on your phone or by purchasing the Airtel IPL offers.

    • JioTV: this is also an app that is created in combination with Hotstar and allows viewers to watch the IPL when you subscribe for a year.

    • Tata Sky DTH: If you have A DTH connection by TATA Sky then your sports package already has an option to watch the IPL. Just download the TATA Sky app.

    • YuppTV: this is available for customers in the USA and Canada, all you have to do is download the YuppTV Mobile App and buy a monthly subscription.

    The Rivalry between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR)

    Both teams compete against each other every year in the IPL, and although he CSK ap[pear to be the better team on paper, that does not mean there is not a bitter rivalry when they meet head to herald. The fact is that out of the 25 wins, the victories are spread a lot more evenly than you would at first think. The RR won ten times as opposed to the CSK, who have won fifteen times. That is by no means a convincing statistic. In the first-ever IPL final, the two teams met head to head, and the RR came out on top, winning on wickets taken rather than points. During that tournament th RR beat the CSK on both occasions during the double round-robin stage of the tournament. So, they had a three - nill winning streak. However, come 2010, when the CSK won the tournament for the first time, CSK won in both the rounds of the double round-robin stage and ended up competing against the Mumbai Indians in the final. This year, 2021, however, saw that RR winning the second qualifier on wickets, while the CSK won the first meet on points. The RR may have something to prove next year.

    Popular players

    So we have heard a lot about the team so let’s have a look at some of the most popular players:


    • Suresh Raina is the highest-scoring player and is the most reliable batsman on the team.

    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of the team and is often considered to be the best ever captain of Indian cricket as he used to play in the international arena. He is also the second most successful IPL cricket captain.


    • Shane Warne was the original captain of the team before retiring. He was a great all-rounder and was a pivotal member of the team when they won in 2008.

    • Dinesh Salunkhe is a right leg break bowler and a right hanbded batsman. He was also part of the team in 2008.