The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014 promises to be a ‘’clash of the season’’ as both occupy first and second place on the points table respectively. Both teams have had an impressive run in current season so far. We take a look at some trivia involving the top two teams before they take the field.
1. In 13 matches Chennai Super Kings have an 8-5 win-loss record against Kings XI Punjab.
2. In first two seasons Kings XI Punjab lost its entire (five) matches against Chennai Super Kings. Their first victory came in 2010 season by super-over.
3. In 2008 Michael Hussey in CSK colours scored 116 not out which is the highest individual score by a CSK batsman vs. KXIP. Suresh Raina is the other CSK batsman to score century against KXIP.
4. L. Balaji picked 5-24 in 2008 against KXIP for CSK. It still remains the best bowling performance by a CSK bowler vs. KXIP. Balaji now represents Kings XI Punjab.
5. 240-5 is the highest team total by Super Kings vs. Kings XI.
6. 116-9 is CSK’s lowest team total against KXIP.
7. Chennai Super Kings has once defeated Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets.
8. Paul Valthaty’s 120 not out in 2011 is the highest score by a KXIP batsman vs. CSK.
9. Azhar Mahmood’s 3-25 is the best bowling performance by a KXIP bowler against CSK.
10. KXIP’s top three highest scores against CSK have come while batting second. 207-4 in 2008, 206-4 in 2014 and 193-4 in 2011. 192-3 is KXIP’s highest total batting first against CSK.
11. 92-8 in 20 overs is Kings XI Punjab’s lowest team total vs. Chennai Super Kings.
Last time these two teams met in Abu Dhabi Kings XI Punjab won by six wickets.