Jaipur, April 11, Thursday at 08:00 PM IST
After a couple of home-triumphs, Chennai Super Kings are on mission “away-wins”. The defending champions will be playing four away games on the trot with the first game scheduled against Rajasthan Royals in Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur tonight. After facing off Rajasthan, Chennai will head towards the City of Joy- Kolkata, followed by Hyderabad and finally Bengaluru.
Chennai Super Kings have regained the top spot in the points table with the 7 wickets win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the last encounter. Deepak Chahar (3-20) and Faf du Plessis (43* of 45) guided CSK to the top spot. In 6 games, they now have 5 wins and a solitary defeat against Mumbai Indians. Despite D Bravo’s unavailability, the side looks quite balanced as the spin duo of H Singh and I Tahir have bowled brilliantly in the home conditions. In the two games, Faf du Plessis has scored a fifty and unbeaten 43 and looks stable.
Placed bottom-second, Rajasthan Royals are having a poor run this season. In five games, they have secured just one win and are even not able to win the home games. In three home games, Rajasthan Royals have faced two defeats. While this is a must-win game for the hosts, let’s hope they manage a win to make the tournament more interesting.
Total – 20
The Sawai Man Singh assists pacer as well as batsmen. There are some dry patches as well as the grassy surface which could provide added pace and bounce to pacers. The toss winning side is expected to bowl first as chasing here is quite easier also there can be dew factor in the second innings.
Average 1st Inns scores – 156
Average 2nd Inns scores – 143
Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR
Total – 06
Rajasthan Royals – 04
Chennai Super Kings – 02
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Sudhesan Midhun
Doubtful – Prashant Chopra/Sanju Samson
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Doubtful- Harbhajan Singh/Shardul Thakur
This CSK vs RR Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 and 2: As per the venue stats
The hosts Rajasthan Royals have an upper hand at this venue. In 6 head to head encounters, they have managed 4 wins while CSK has turned out to be the winner only twice. While CSK’s batting hasn’t been tested much this season, can this be the action? Also, J Buttler, Ben Stokes and J Archer love playing against CSK.
In wicketkeeper, J Buttler is the most picked – 72%
In batting, S Watson, S Raina, Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith are favourites – more than 70%
Ben Stokes and R Jadeja are the favourites in all-rounders
In bowling, I Tahir, D Chahar, J Archer and S Gopal are the most picked.
THIS CSK VS RR DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.