Having won their crucial game against Punjab, the Rajasthan Royals are all set to take on the mighty Chennai Super Kings. Even after a victory, Rajasthan’s path to playoffs looks ominous. They have to win all the remaining games to qualify. Meanwhile, the Super Kings are in good form after a massive victory against Bangalore. Find the predicted RR vs CSK playing 11 of below.
Overall: Matches – 18
Chennai Super Kings – 12
Rajasthan Royals – 6
Punters Heavy On: CSK
Rajasthan Royals will hope to avenge Chennai Super Kings in their den at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||13|
|Matches won bowling first||25|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||142|
|Highest total recorded||197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest total recorded||92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR|
|Highest score chased||197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium)
The track at Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a batting surface where the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Spinners will also have an imperative role as the game progresses.
How do the teams stack up?
Jos Buttler opening with Ajinkya Rahane has worked right for Rajasthan Royals. However, the skipper should buckle down and score well unlike his last match. Sanju Samson is a key player for RR but needs to shoulder his responsibility well in the middle order. Krishnappa Gowtham proves to be an asset for the RR squad while Ben Stokes is slowly getting into attack. Stuart Binny is likely to get another chance to show his worth despite failing in the last match. Ish Sodhi’s spin attack against KXIP was threatening. Though Jofra Archer and Jayadev Unadkat conceded extra runs against Punjab, their spell with the ball was precarious. The RR squad is likely to remain the same.
Chennai Super Kings
The opening partnership of Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu is a blessing for the Super Kings. Suresh Raina has been hot and cold this season. Dhruv Shorey might be given another chance to show his competency. Bravo’s bowling at the death overs has been a reason of concern lately for CSK as he concedes a lot of runs. He should amend his shortcomings to seal CSK’s place in the playoffs. Ravindra Jadeja finally proved himself in the last match against RCB. David Willey impressed in his debut IPL game with superb bowling. Deepak Chahar is expected to return in place of Shardul Thakur. The rest of the squad is likely to be the same.
Predicted RR vs CSK Playing 11
RR : Ajinkya Rahane (capt), D'Arcy Short/Heinrich Klassen, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin/Joffra Archer
Players to watch out for: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Gopal, Sanju Samson
CSK : Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Players to watch out for: Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo