Jaipur, April 11, Thursday at 08:00 PM IST
After bringing high-roaring Kolkata Knight Riders on their knees, the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings are off to Jaipur for their next assignment. After playing a couple of home encounters, the yellow army will play 4 back to back away fixtures in Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Placed at the top, Chennai Super Kings have secured 5 wins in six encounters. Their only defeat came against Mumbai Indians in Wankhede Stadium and since then the defending champions have secured two back to back wins over Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in their den. The spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and I Tahir has been excellent in home conditions and it will be interesting to watch if MS Dhoni continues with the same team or brings in any changes. The team is already suffering the loss of David Willey, L Ngidi and D Bravo due to injuries and Captain Cool is left with limited options.
On the opposite, it is nearly a do or die situation for the hosts. Placed at the seventh spot, Rajasthan Royals have managed just one win in the five outings so far. The 8 wicket loss against KKR at their fortress Sawai Man Singh would have dejected the side. In three home encounters, RR has managed just one win and that too against Royal Challengers Bangalore who already out of the contest. Will Rajasthan Royals bounce back against high-flying Chennai Super Kings or will they continue losing their home encounter. The wait overs at 08:00 PM IST.
Chennai Super Kings- 13
CSK – 03
RR – 02
The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur is an ideal wicket for both – batting and bowling. With adequate boundaries, the average score here in the first innings is 156. Chasing the total here is easier as 28 times the chasing side has won out of 43 games.
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
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
CSK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni (C)
Batsmen – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu
All-rounder – Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers -Deepak Chahar, M Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
RR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (c), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, S Samson
All-rounder – Ben Stokes, R Prayag,
Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, J Unadkat
Chennai Super Kings –
KM Asif, Kedar Jadhav, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Harbhajan Singh, Sam Billings, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Chaitanya Bishnoi, MS Dhoni(w/c), Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Varun Aaron, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun
MS Dhoni has remained unbeaten three times in last 4 innings against RR
S Raina has scored 30+ scores in last three innings which also includes a fifty
The duo of D Chahar and S Thakur have bowled brilliantly in the last couple of innings. Deepak Chahar has bagged 4 wickets in 2 innings while Shardul Thakur has taken 5 wickets in 3 innings
A Rayudu has looked off colour and has a poor record against RR
Possible changes – Shardul Thakur replace Harbhajan Singh
Ben Stokes is a must have all-rounder from RR. In his last three innings against CSK, Stokes has scored 46, 11, and 45 runs
A Rahane is not so impressive against CSK also he is going through a poor run of form this season
JC Buttler slammed 95 off 60 balls at Jaipur against CSK last time
Jofra Archer has sent back A Rayudu 2 times in 3 innings
Possible Changes – Sanju Samson replace P Chopra
Toss Update :
CSK wins the toss and elects to field first
Shardul Thakur and M Santner are back. H Singh and S Kuggeleijn are misding out
Rajasthan has made three changes. Sanju Samson, Jaydev Unadkat and Riyan Prayag are in playing 11.
K Gowtham, P Chopra and S Midhun aremissing out
K Gowtham is not playing tonight.
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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