After thrilling first couple of matches, we now move into the 2nd match of CSK , where they will lock horns against Rajsthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals Team Updates:
In the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals managed to beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as many as three times.
But from there on, CSK, led by MS Dhoni, have come out trumps in 14 out of 19 matches
The Royals couldn’t make the playoffs last time around
Robin Uthappa and Yashasvi Jaiswal will probably open the inning for the RR team.
Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag will form the middle order
David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran will look to finish the innings in death overs
Steven Smith will lead the RR team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Sanju Samson will do the wicket keeping for RR team.
Shreyas Gopal and Riyan Prag will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Tom Curran and Jaydev Unadkat will lead the pace attack of the team.
Chennai Super Kings Team Updates:
Dhoni’s men are already brimming with confidence after their five-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
Shane Watson and Murali Vijay will probably open the inning for the CSK team. Both are well known inning openers.
Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and K Jadhav will form the middle order
R Jadeja and Sam Curran will form the lower order
MS Dhoni will lead the CSK team as a Captain. He will also do wicket keeping for his team.
Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja will lead the spin attack of the team.
Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Both are well known bowlers as they took many wickets in last few matches.
Head to Head: 22
Rajasthan Royals: 8 Won Chennai Super Kings: 14 Won
In the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals managed to beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as many as three times. But from there on, CSK, led by MS Dhoni, have come out trumps in 14 out of 19 matches
Punt and Key Picks
Robin Uthappa has played 21 matches against the Super Kings, scoring a decent 538 runs at an average of 31.65 with a strike-rate of 135.52. He also has three half-centuries with a top-score of an unbeaten 80. He is expected to hold the key for RR, batting at the top of the order.
Shane Watson may not have performed against MI, but he is too good a player to be bogged down for a long period of time. Also, his numbers against the Royals are promising. In four matches since 2018, the right-hander has 158 runs against them He also has a century against them and the Royals
CSK Last Match Highlights against MI
In wicket keeping, Sanju Samson will be best choice.
Spinners may play major role on this pitch.
Ambati Rayudu and Faf Du Plessis smashed brilliant fifties in the last game, both are good choices of captaincy
Sam Curran will once again be a key player with both bat and ball
Must try Yashasvi Jaiswal as captain in GL
Small League Must Picks:
RR: Steve Smith, Jofra Archer Tom Curran CSK: Ambati Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi
Grand League Risky Picks:
RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal CSK: Murali Vijay
RR Squad :
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith(C), Sanju Samson(WK), Jos Buttler(WK), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, David Miller, Anuj Rawat(WK), Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Mayank Markande, Akash Singh, Jaydev Unadkat
CSK Squad :
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(WK)(C), Narayan Jagadeesan(WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Josh Hazlewood, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Santner