RR vs CSK Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders locked horns with Punjab Kings yesterday in a must-win game for the latter. KKR scored 165-7 thanks to Venkatesh Iyer’s stunning half-century (67 off 49). At the death, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami bowled accurately to keep them at bay. In reply, KL Rahul anchored the innings (67 off 55), while Shahrukh Khan’s late cameo helped the Kings cross the finish line.
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings now meet in Match 47 in the evening game of the doubleheader. The Royals have their top 4 hopes hanging by a thread. They need to win all their remaining games and hope other results go their way. CSK would more or less secure a top 2 finish with another win. CSK won the reverse fixture by 45 runs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
Match 47, Indian Premier League
2 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
RR vs CSK Head to Head: Chennai Super Kings have 15 wins compared to Rajasthan Royals’ 9 victories.
RR – 40%
CSK – 60%
Rajasthan have lost all but one game in the UAE leg. The solitary win was also a lucky one against the Punjab Kings. On the other hand, the CSK juggernaut keeps rolling. They are the most balanced side and bat very deep. We expect CSK to win this game and knock RR out of the reckoning for playoffs.
Bet365: RR: 2.3; CSK: 1.61
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in excellent form for CSK. He plays proper cricketing shots and a risk-free game. He has 207 runs in 11 innings at an average of 40.7.
Sanju Samson has led from the front in this year’s IPL. He is a strong contender for the Orange cap. He has 452 runs in 11 innings at an average of 50.
Dwayne Bravo is a must-have in your fantasy teams. He is always amongst the wickets with his clever bowling, especially at the death. He has 11 wickets in 7 games at an economy of 6.4.
RR Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C and WK), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
CSK Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
It is a batting deck at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The teams who have been chasing have won four of the last five games. Dew could be a factor here and it might be easier to bat second. 160-170 could be the par score on this wicket.
If RR bats first: 150-160
If CSK bats first: 160-170
Today skies are going to be cloudy over Abu Dhabi mainly with high clouds. The maximum temperature during the day will be a notch lower at 36 degrees Celsius. During the match hours, it is expected to be 32-33 degrees Celsius. With light winds and humidity in the range of 60-70 %, it will feel like 40-42degrees Celsius and we can expect to see dripping helmets and plenty of towels being used by players of both sides.
WICKET-KEEPERS: S Samson
BATSMEN: F du Plessis, E Lewis, R Gaikwad
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Bravo, C Morris, M Ali
BOWLERS: J Hazlewood, D Chahar, S Thakur, K Tyagi
Captain choices: R Gaikwad/ D Bravo
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