Chennai vs Punjab Head to Head Stats
The Chennai and Punjab teams have had some eventful clashes over the last few years. The Chennai team, who are the 4 time Indian T20 league champions, have held the upper hand over the Punjab team, which has reached the final just once back in 2014.
In this head to head comparison, we take a closer look at their rivalry.
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Chennai vs Punjab: Head-to-Head Record
Chennai has won 16 games against Punjab, whereas the Punjab franchise has landed 10 wins against Chennai. They have averaged 165.8 runs per innings, whereas Punjab has managed an average of 157.7 runs across their 26 games against Chennai. Chennai has an identical record of 8 wins and 5 losses against Punjab, both while batting first or second.
These two teams faced off for the first time on April 18, 2008. Chennai, batting first, piled on 240 for 5 wickets, which is their highest ever score against Punjab. In reply, Punjab scored briskly, thanks to James Hopes’ 71 off 33 balls and Kumar Sangakkara’s 54, which came from 33 deliveries. However, they fell short of the total by 33 runs.
Chennai won 5 straight games against Punjab between 2008 and 2009. Punjab finally broke that streak in the 2010 season, when they beat Chennai in a super over after the match was tied.
Chennai vs Punjab Top Performers in Batting
The players from either side have amassed the most number of runs in Chennai vs Punjab clashes.
1) Suresh Raina
Former World Cup winner Suresh Raina leads the pack in Chennai vs Punjab clashes, scoring an incredible 719 runs. While he has not been picked by the Chennai team this season, he could be added as a last-minute replacement due to injuries to the Chennai team and be a thorn in the Punjab side.
2) Faf Du Plessis
South African batsman and former captain Faf Du Plessis has amassed 593 runs in games between Punjab and Chennai. He also has an astonishing T20 average of 59.30 against Punjab. His performances as a top-order batsman have led his team to multiple wins against their rivals.
3) MS Dhoni
India’s most successful World Cup-winning captain and 4 time Indian T20 league winner MS Dhoni has scored 537 runs in matches against Punjab.
Following are the highest individual scores from a player of either side in Chennai vs Punjab games.
1) Virender Sehwag
India’s former swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag destroyed Chennai bowling during Punjab’s playoff match against Chennai in 2014. As per the rules, the winner of the match would advance to the final. Sehwag stepped up to the occasion, scoring 122 runs off 58 balls. His innings had 12 fours and 8 sixes. Punjab won the game by 24 runs.
2) Paul Valthaty
On April 12, 2011, Chennai piled on 188 for 4 wickets against the Punjab side. Until the 2010 season, Chennai had won six games in their encounters compared to Punjab’s one. They were heavy favourites to win this game as well. However, Paul Valthaty, a first-class division cricket player, came to Punjab’s rescue. He blazed his way to 120* off just 63 deliveries, which included 19 hits to the fence. Punjab chased down the target in the final over.
3) Michael Hussey
In their first-ever game against Punjab on April 18, 2008, Michael Hussey smashed 116 off just 54 balls, with 8 fours and 9 sixes. He was the man of the match, as Chennai restricted Punjab to 207 and won by 33 runs.
Chennai vs Punjab Top Performers in Bowling
Following are the players from either side who took the most wickets in Chennai vs Punjab games.
1) Ravichandran Ashwin
One of the best spin bowlers of all time, Ravichandran Ashwin, has grabbed 18 d Punjab, one of the best spin bowlers of all time. He has played for both teams.
2) Dwayne Bravo
West Indian all-rounder and two-time T20 World Cup winner Dwayne Bravo have taken 15 wickets for Chennai against Punjab.
3) Albie Morkel
Former South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has taken 12 wickets for Chennai against Punjab.
Following are the best bowling performances from either side in Chennai vs Punjab games.
1) Lakshmipathy Balaji
On May 9, 2008, Chennai put on 181/4 on the board. In reply, the strong Punjab team kept scoring at a brisk pace. However, Lakshmipathy took wickets at regular intervals. He ended up with 5 wickets for just 24 runs conceded, which were also his best bowling figures in the Indian T20 league. Chennai won that game by 18 runs.
2) Lungi Ngidi
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi had a fiery spell against Punjab on May 20, 2018. He scalped 4 wickets for just 10 runs conceded in 4 overs. Chennai chased down the target easily with 29 balls to spare. Lungi’s consistent efforts have earned him a place in the Delhi side, who are among the favourites to win the 2022 edition of the league.
3) Deepak Chahar
Last season, the Punjab were restricted to one of their lowest ever scores of 106/8 thanks to Deepak’s 4 wickets for 13 runs. Chennai comfortably chased down the total in the 16th over and won the game by 6 wickets. Deepak’s consistent performances have rewarded him with a place in the Indian limited-overs cricket team.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambani Rayudu, M S Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Adam Milne.
Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.
Tips For Picking Your Fantasy Team
- Keep track of the players and their performances on the kind of pitch that the match is being played on.
- An in-form player may not score well due to the law of averages catching up to them. It would be wise to create multiple teams.
- Death bowlers have a good chance of taking wickets as batters become desperate to score the most runs in that final period. Choosing death bowlers and all-rounders can be highly beneficial to one’s team.
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