Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore make for India’s Kaveri derby but as contrasting results prove, there has been a stark difference between the two sides in the IPL. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has explained the difference between the two teams, saying RCB had more noise and hardly any plans. Also Read - Jasprit Bumrah is One of The Best Death Bowlers, Says Trent Boult
McCullum has played for both teams, while CSK have lifted the title three times, RCB, year after year, battle to avoid the wooden spoon. He served two seasons with CSK, scoring 405 and 436 runs in two seasons – 2014 and 2015 respectively – before heading to RCB in 2018. McCullum played just six matches, scoring 127 runs as RCB finished sixth with 12 points. Also Read - IPL 2021: Plan Was to Take The Pace Off as Much as We Can, Says Vijay Shankar
“One team gives selection loyalty and works on the team they have; the other chases a perfect team and doesn’t have a blueprint for how they are going to play. “CSK has very little ‘white noise’ around them. RCB have too much,” an excerpt stated McCullum saying from the book “Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution”, whose Scyld Berry is the editor. Also Read - RCB vs KKR IPL 2021 Live Streaming Cricket: When And Where to Watch Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Stream Live Cricket Match Online And on TV Telecast in India
CSK and RCB have faced each other 24 times in IPL over the last 12 seasons, with Chennai leading 15-8. The last season, CSK and RCB won a match each. In the opening game of the 2019 season, RCB, batting first, were bowled out for 70 before CSK chased in down with seven wickets remaining. However, RCB bounced back to clinch a narrow one-run win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
CSK emerged runner-up while RCB finished at the bottom of the pile with 11 points from 14 games.