The table toppers, Chennai Super Kings, will once again stand head to head against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur. Chennai Super Kings and Royals met each other in the first week of the tournament and CSK thrashed RR by eight runs. Now RR has a fair chance to their revenge at their home ground.
It's getting tougher for any other team to decode MS Dhoni and his men. In the last encounter, CSK locked horns against another rival KKR, and they won the game with ease and would be high on confidence in the next match against RR.
All the player in Chennai Super Kings is somehow contributing to their team. There are many matches that CSK has won with their batting skills, and like yesterday, there were matches where they had to only rely on their bowlers. Now, CSK would do anything so that they don't lose their winning grip in upcoming games.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals has failed to impress their owners and the fans too. They have lost four matches out of five and are sitting at the second last position at the points table. Rajasthan Royals doesn't lack in talents. Players like Smith, Buttler and Ajinkya makes them look super strong, but they somehow miss all the opportunities they get during games. RR will exit the tournament if they don't come up strong in all of their remaining matches.
The most primary thing for Rajasthan Royals now is to strengthen their bowling attack. Jofra Archer will not always take the responsibilty. It's sacrosanct for other bowlers to step up and contribute valuable for their team.
bet365: Chennai Super Kings– 8/11, Rajasthan Royals– 11/10
Skybet: Chennai Super Kings– 8/11, Rajasthan Royals– 11/10
Betfair: Chennai Super Kings– 8/11, Rajasthan Royals– 23/20
The books are predicting that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.
Top Chennai Super Kings Batsmen: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis
Top Rajasthan Royals Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith
Top Chennai Super Kings bowler: Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja
Top Rajasthan Royals bowler: Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal
CSK vs RR: Predicted playing 11
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu/Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir/Mitchell Santner
Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra/Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun