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CSK vs RR Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for IPL 2021 Match 12

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CSK vs RR IPL 2021: It is time for another blockbuster encounter in this 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are ready to cross swords with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 19. The Chennai Super Kings finally registered their first win in IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings after having suffered a comprehensive loss in their opening match of the season. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are also coming after a win against Delhi Capitals in their previous outing. However, there will be many exciting players in action in this cracking CSK vs RR encounter.

CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

1. Faf du Plessis

Chennai Super Kings veteran batsman Faf du Plessis got some vital runs under his belt in the last match against Punjab Kings. While chasing a nominal total of 107 runs, Faf du Plessis played a fine unbeaten knock of 36 runs off 33 balls that included 3 fours and 1 six. Du Plessis was the leading run-scorer for CSK in the previous edition of the IPL having scored 449 runs in 13 matches at an average of 40.81 and a strike-rate of 140.75. The veteran South African batsman smashed 4 fifties in the last season.

Faf du Plessis in IPL 2020
Matches: 13
Runs: 449
Avg: 40.81
SR: 140.75
50: 4

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2. Sanju Samson

Although, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson failed to contribute in the last win for his team but he displayed a fabulous performance in the opening match. While chasing a huge total of 222 runs, Samson notched up a brilliant innings of 119 runs off only 63 balls that consisted of 12 fours and 7 sixes, however, unfortunately he failed to take his team over the line. In the previous edition of the IPL, the wicket-keeper batsman notched up 375 runs in 14 matches at a phenomenal strike-rate of 158.89.

Sanju Samson in IPL 2021
Matches: 2
Runs: 123
Avg: 61.50
SR: 186.36
100: 1

3. Suresh Raina

IPL veteran batsman Suresh Raina looked in a fabulous touch while playing his first match for the Chennai Super Kings in two years. In the opening game against Delhi Capitals, Raina smashed an excellent knock of 54 runs off 36 balls that included 4 sixes and 3 fours. This was Raina’s 39th half-century in the history of the tournament. Mr. IPL will certainly be a player to watch out for in this game considering his sensational overall IPL numbers having composed 5430 runs in 191 innings at a strike-rate of 33.31.

Suresh Raina in IPL 2021
Matches: 2
Runs: 62
Avg: 31
SR: 137.78
50: 1

4. Jos Buttler

Rajasthan Royals’ premier overseas batsman Jos Buttler is yet to fire on all cylinders so far in this IPL 2021 season. However, England’s swashbuckling batsman will certainly remain a key player in this match against Chennai Super Kings due to his sensational big-hitting abilities especially while opening the innings. Buttler smashed a total of 328 runs in 13 matches last year in IPL 2020 at a strike-rate of 144.49. He has smacked more than 300 runs in his last 3 editions of the IPL.

Jos Buttler in last 3 IPL editions: 328, 311, 548

5. Deepak Chahar

For the Chennai Super Kings, right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar bowled a match-defining spell in the last game against Punjab Kings. While bowling with the new ball at the Wankhede Stadium, Chahar picked up four crucial wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran to break the backbone of Punjab Kings’ batting line-up. He returned with stunning figures of 4 for 13 in his quota of four overs which included a maiden over as well. Chahar will once again be an impactful bowler for CSK in this match with swinging conditions on offer.

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Deepak Chahar in IPL 2021
Matches: 2
Wickets: 4
Avg: 12.25
Eco: 6.12

IPL Time Table

This will be third game of the season for both Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings having registered a win and as many losses this year. Chennai Super Kings will next face Kolkata Knight Riders on April 21 in their fourth match in IPL 2021 while Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 22.

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IPL Live Score

The 12th match of the IPL 2021 season between Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 19. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST. The mouth-watering CSK vs RCB clash will be streaming live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.

CSK Player List

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth and  Jason Behrendorff.

Related: Rajasthan Royals Likely Playing 11

RR Player List

Sanju Samson (captain), Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Chetan Sakariya, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.

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Kuljyot Singh

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