KL Rahul's Punjab Kings will meet Chennai Super Kings in the 8th match of the Indian Premier League on Friday. The PBKS made a winning start to their IPL campaign, beating Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in a thrilling game.
CSK, however, endured a poor outing in their opener against Delhi Capitals, facing a seven-wicket defeat.
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As fans prepare for another clash between the two wicketkeeper-captains (Rahul and MS Dhoni), let's take a look at some of the key stats ahead of the game:
Head to Head: In 24 encounters between the two sides, Chennai Super Kings have a hefty 15-9 lead over the Punjab franchise in terms of wins. The CSK may have endured a poor season in 2020, but the side defeated Punjab in both the games last year quite comfortably.
In their first clash, the Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab) failed to take a single wicket in CSK's innings as the men in yellow chased the 181-run target with 14 balls to spare. In the return leg, CSK ended Punjab's hopes for a playoff qualification, beating the side by 9 wickets.
Most runs in PBKS vs CSK (among current squad)
- Suresh Raina (CSK) - 711
- MS Dhoni (CSK) - 525
- Faf du Plessis (CSK) - 481
- KL Rahul (PBKS) - 262
- Dwayne Bravo (CSK) - 155
Most wickets in PBKS vs CSK (among current squad)