Chennai vs Bangalore in Indian T20 League

The southern derby as it is often known as, every Chennai vs Bangalore is filled with excitement, great cricket and often some thrilling moments. This is a clash between one of the most consistent teams in the league and probably the team that has underachieved spectacularly over the years. Chennai, under the leadership of MS Dhoni has always been the team to bank upon, whereas on the other hand, Bangalore is the most unpredictable team in the Indian Premier League.

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Chennai, the three-time champions, has been reaping the benefits of smart investments and stability in the group throughout the 12 years of the Indian T20 Premier League so far. With the core squad of Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and Dhoni himself being kept intact for years, the franchise has reaped the benefits of having these experienced stalwarts around. The team goes into the new season riding on the experience of this squad once again. While there are many experts predicting that this might be the season where Chennai’s reliance on ageing legs finally backfires, it would be unwise to write these players off.

Meanwhile, Bangalore has undergone a series of changes, with star names constantly underperforming for the team, leaving the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and South African superstar AB de Villiers a lot to do in every season. Another auction of several players being released and new faces being brought in, the management would be hoping to finally end the dominance Chennai holds in this fixture, with a 67% win rate in all games between these two teams.

Head to Head Record of Chennai and Bangalore

Played Chennai Won Bangalore Won NR
25 16 8 1

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Top Performers in Batting – Chennai vs Bangalore Matches

The top scorers in Chennai vs Delhi matches are:

Most Runs

  • Virat Kohli (Bangalore) – 761 runs
  • MS Dhoni (Chennai) – 706 runs
  • Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 669 runs

Highest Scores

  • Murali Vijay (Chennai) – 95
  • Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 94*
  • MS Dhoni (Chennai) – 84*

Run machine Virat Kohli unsurprisingly leads the run-scoring charts in this fixture. Furthermore, it is no surprise to see the other two spots being filled by Chennai batsmen with the inconsistency in the Bangalore squad being one of the reasons for that. With all three still involved in this fixture, Kohli, Raina and Dhoni make for bankable selections in Indian T20 Fantasy Cricket Premier League matches.

Top Performers in Bowling – Chennai vs Bangalore Matches

The bowlers with highest wickets and excellent economy in Delhi vs Chennai matches are:

Most Wickets

  • Albie Morkel (Chennai & Bangalore) – 16 wickets
  • Muttiah Muralitharan (Chennai) – 15 wickets
  • Vinay Kumar (Bangalore) – 15 wickets

Best Bowling

  • Ashish Nehra (Chennai) – 4/10
  • Zaheer Khan (Bangalore) – 4/17
  • Albie Morkel (Chennai) – 4/32

With all of the top bowling performers already retired or not a part of the teams anymore, this fixture will be ripe for a new entrant to come in and create history.

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