Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are two strong competitors of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams have shown their potential and game or quality of cricket to the world. CSK and RCB have played 26 times against each other. They have played 25 times against each other in IPL and 1 time in Champions League. CSK has won 15 times out of 24, and RCB has won only 9 matches, and 1 match was cancelled. CSK won the only champions league match against RCB.
MS Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings from season 1 of IPL. RCB team has changed their captain many times, but Virat Kohli is leading the team from the past 6 seasons.
IPL 2008 was the opening season of IPL. MS Dhoni was the captain of CSK, and Rahul Dravid was the captain of RCB. The 1st league match between these two sides was held on April 28, 2008 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Chennai Super Kings had managed to win the match by 13 runs.
The 2nd league match of IPL 2008 between CSK and RCB was held on May 21, 2008 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. RCB had won the match by 14 runs and took revenge of the 1st match defeat. RCB had managed to win only 4 matches out of 14 in this season while CSK was runners up in IPL 2008.
MS Dhoni had maintained his captaincy for CSK in this series also. RCB team was captained by Kevin Pieterson and Anil Kumble. Both teams had played 3 times against each other in IPL 2009, 2 times in league matches, and 1 time in qualifiers.
The 1st league match between CSK and RCB of IPL 2009 was held on April 20, 2009 at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Chennai Super Kings had won the match by a big margin of 92 runs. Mystery Sri Lankan spin bowler M Muralitharan was selected as player of the match in this match.
The 2nd league match of IPL 2009 between CSK and RCB was played on May 14, 2009 at Kingsmead, Durban. RCB had won this high voltage drama match by just 2 wickets.
The 3rd time in IPL 2009, both teams clashed in the semi-final match. The match was held on May 23, 2009 at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. RCB had won the match and reached the final of IPL 2009. RCB could not win the final match and had finished as runners up.
Anil Kumble had maintained his captaincy for RCB. They had clashed 3 times in IPL 2010. 2 league matches in IPL, and 1 time, they had clashed in the Champions League. The 1st league match between CSK and RCB of IPL 2010 was played on March 23 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. RCB had won the match by 36 runs and dominated over CSK.
The 2nd league match between these two sides was played on March 31, 2010, at Chennai. Chennai Super Kings had won the game by 5 wickets.
The 3rd time in 2010, they met at Champions League on September 24, at Durban. CSK had won this game by 52 runs.
CSK and RCB had clashed 4 times in IPL 2011. Daniel Vettori was the captain of RCB, and RCB played good cricket throughout the tournament. Both teams played against each other 2 times in IPL league matches, 1 time in the qualifier stage, and 1 time in the final.
The 1st match was played on April 16, 2011, at Chennai. RCB had good batting strength, but still, CSK had managed to defeat RCB by 26 runs in 1st league match.
The 2nd time against each other, they had played on May 22 at Bengaluru. RCB had won the match by 8 wickets and took the revenge of 1st defeat in the league match.
The 3rd time in IPL 2011, they played against each other on May 24 in a qualifier match. CSK had won the match by 6 wickets.
They had clashed for the 4th time in IPL 2011 Final on May 28. CSK openers Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay helped CSK put an excellent massive total, and CSK had won the match by 58 runs.
It was an era of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers to RCB. RCB was considered as the strongest team of IPL because of the quality cricketers they had. Daniel Vettori managed to retain his captaincy for RCB and guided the team for IPL 2012 edition.
The 1st league match between CSK and RCB in IPL 2012 was played on April 12 at Chennai. RCB had made brilliant 205 runs in their 20 over with Chris Gayle brilliant 68 and Virat Kohli’s 57 runs. CSK had successfully chased the target and showed quality performance. Faf du Plessis had made 71 runs, and MS Dhoni had made quick 41 on just 24 balls. It was a disaster move by Daniel Vettori to give over to Virat Kohli. Albie Morkel had made 28 on 7, and it was the game-changing moment. CSK had won the game by 5 wickets. CSK had played exceptionally well cricket and won the game at their home ground. It was the time when Chennai was used to dominate the IPL. Chennai team was the most balanced team with captain cool, MS Dhoni.
The 2nd league match was interrupted by rain and had got no results.
Daniel Vettori was not part of IPL 2013; therefore franchise had selected Virat Kohli as the new captain of RCB. The team was looking strong with a combination of quality overseas players and Indian players. CSK and RCB clashed 2 times against each other in IPL 2013.
The 1st time in IPL 2013, they met on April 13 at Chennai. CSK had shown good cricket on their home ground, and it was really difficult to beat CSK at Chennai. CSK had won the game by 4 wickets.
The 2nd time they had played against each other on May 18 at Bengaluru. The Bengaluru pitch has always been suitable for batting, and RCB batsmen had put a good total on board and helped RCB win the game by 24 runs. Both the teams had won at their home ground.
Virat Kohli had maintained his captaincy for RCB, and the team had played fearless cricket throughout the tournament this year. The 1st league match between CSK and RCB was played on May 18 at Ranchi. It was a low scoring match, but Suresh Raina had played good cricket and had made 62 not out runs for CSK. RCB had won the game by 5 wickets in 19.5 over. AB de Villiers was selected as player of the match for his match-winning performance of important 28 on 14.
The 2nd time in IPL 2014 they had played against each other in RCB’s home ground Bengaluru. RCB had made 154 runs in their 20 over. Virat Kohli had made 73 runs for RCB. It was a well-calculated chase by CSK. CSK had won the game by 8 wickets in 17.4 over. MS Dhoni had played not out 49 runs inning on just 28 balls. He was also selected as player of the match.
In Virat Kohli’s captaincy, the winning rate was improved for RCB. The team RCB had shown aggressive cricket. CSK and RCB had played 3 times against each other in IPL 2015. The 1st match was played on April 22 at Bengaluru. Chennai Super Kings had made a massive total of 181 runs. Suresh Raina had made 62 while Faf du Plessis had made quick 33 on just 18 balls. RCB could manage 154 runs only in their 20 overs, and CSK had won the game by 27 runs.
The 2nd league match between these two sides was held on May 4 at Chennai. It was a target of 149 runs for RCB to win the match. RCB team got all out on just 124 runs, and CSK had won the game by 24 runs. Ashish Nehra had taken 3 wickets for CSK. They had clashed against each other for the 3rd time in IPL 2015 on May 22 in a qualifier match at Ranchi. It was a close match, but in the end, CSK had won the game by 3 wickets in 19.5 over. Nehra was selected as player of the match for his 3/28 bowling figure. CSK had defeated all 3 times to RCB in IPL 2015.
It was a comeback year for CSK as they had played the season after 2 years ban. RCB had released Chris Gayle in the auction and had also made some changes in its core team. CSK had played 2 times against RCB in IPL 2018. The franchise had shown trust in Dhoni's captaincy and again made him captain of CSK. The 1st league match was held on April 25 in Bengaluru. It was a good high scoring game. RCB had made 205 in their 20 over. AB de Villiers had made brilliant 68 runs on just 30 balls. It was looking difficult for CSK, but MS Dhoni had shown why he is considered as the world's best finisher. Dhoni had made not out 70 runs on just 34 balls, and CSK had won the game by 5 wickets.
The 2nd league match was on May 5 at Pune. CSK spin bowlers bowled brilliantly, and RCB could make 127 runs only in their 20 over. CSK had easily won the game by 6 wickets in 18 over. R Jadeja was selected as player of the match for his 3 crucial wickets. CSK had won both the matches, and later CSK also had won the IPL 2018 and had shown why they are the most successful IPL team.
CSK had retained most of the players this season and had minor changes in its squad while RCB had picked some new talented, aggressive cricketers in the auction. CSK and RCB had played their 1st league match on March 23 at Chennai. This was the 1st game of IPL 2019. CSK spin bowlers shined in this match. Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir had taken 3 wickets each, and RCB had got all out on just 70 runs. CSK had easily won the game by 7 wickets in 17.4 over. It was a really disappointing start of the IPL 2019 for RCB. CSK bowlers had helped the team to dominate over RCB batting.
The 2nd match of IPL 2019 between these two sides was on April 21 at Bengaluru. RCB had won this nail-biting match by just 1 run. MS Dhoni had played a beautiful not out 84 runs inning for CSK but left 2 runs short to victory. Wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel was selected as player of the match for his brilliant run out on the last ball of the CSK inning. RCB had won this match after 7 consecutive defeats by CSK in IPL history. CSK also had played good cricket in IPL 2019 but still finished the season as runners up only.
Chennai Super Kings and Royals Challengers Bangalore had played 2 league matches against each other in IPL 2020. The 1st match was played on October 10, 2020, at Dubai International Stadium. RCB had batted first and made 169 runs in their 20 over. Virat Kohli had scored not out 90 runs in just 52 balls. CSK team had failed to chase the target and made only 132 runs in their 20 over. RCB had easily won the match by 37 runs and Virat Kohli was selected as player of the match. 2nd time they had played against each other was on October 25 at Dubai International Stadium. RCB had batted first and made 145 runs in their 20 over. Virat Kohli had made most 50 runs. CSK team had easily chased the target and won the match by 8 wickets and 8 balls to spare. R Gaikwad had made most not out 65 runs for CSK and selected as player of the match.
Chennai and Bengaluru will be playing two matches against each other in upcoming IPL 2021.