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CSK record in the opening match, What is the record of CSK first match?

By Kaif - February 24, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 24, 2024 01:05 PM
CSK record in the opening match, What is the record of CSK first match?

IPL 2024 will start from March 22. Chennai Super Kings will play the first match. The team will compete with RCB. The Indian Premier League's iconic yellow brigade, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is synonymous with an exciting start to the tournament. With the 2024 season starting on March 22, CSK will once again get the privilege of playing the opening match, marking the record ninth time they will play the opening match.

CSK record in the opening match

Chennai team will play the first match of IPL for the record ninth time. The team has previously played the inaugural match in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023.

  • In 2009, Chennai played its first match of the season against Mumbai Indians. The team was defeated by 19 runs in Cape Town.
  • In 2011, Chennai defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs.
  • In 2012, Mumbai once again defeated Chennai by eight wickets in the opening match of the season.
  • In 2018, for the first time, Chennai won by one wicket in the first match of the league against Mumbai.
  • In 2019, Chennai defeated RCB by seven wickets.
  • In IPL 2020, Chennai once again defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders defeated CSK by six wickets in IPL 2022.
  • In the 16th season of IPL (2023), Chennai was defeated by Gujarat Titans by five wickets.
  • The first match in IPL 2024 will also be played by Chennai (CSK). The first match of IPL 2024 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers (CSK vs RCB). It remains to be seen whether Chennai will start the tournament by winning this match or by losing the match.

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What is the record of CSK first match?

CSK Victories in the first match of IPL

  • 2011: CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by a nail-biting 2 runs in their first-ever opening match win.
  • 2018: After a gap of seven years, CSK edged past Mumbai Indians in a thrilling one-wicket victory, marking their comeback season.
  • 2019: They continued their winning streak by dominating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with a comfortable 7-wicket win.
  • 2020: Once again, Mumbai Indians fell victim to CSK's opening match prowess, succumbing to a 5-wicket defeat.

CSK Losses in the first match of IPL

  • 2009: CSK's first opening match resulted in a 19-run loss to Mumbai Indians in Cape Town.
  • 2012: Mumbai Indians inflicted another defeat, this time by a more significant margin of 8 wickets.
  • 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders took the opening match honors, defeating CSK by 6 wickets.
  • 2023: Despite a strong effort, CSK fell short against the Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets.

CSK Overall record in first match of IPL

  • Wins: 4
  • Losses: 4

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