We are back to the Pink City, and it’s Rajasthan Royals taking on Chennai Super Kings in the 25th Match of this season.
Chennai sits on the top of the table whereas Rajasthan Royals are still trying to get things on track as they have lost 5 out of their six matches.
Rajasthan Royals lost their last game at their home to Knight Riders by eight wickets and will be looking to turn things around for themselves. On the other hand, CSK defeated KKR at home by seven wickets and will be looking to keep up the winning momentum.
The last time these teams contested against each other, RR lost by eight runs when MS Dhoni scored 75 of 46 balls. Rajasthan will be looking to equal the scores this time around.
Rajasthan Royals played on a slow wicket in their last home game and could not get the hang of the wicket. Seeing the slow bowling options CSK has, RR might have to plan how to take on the spinners.
Rajasthan batsmen are a lot dependent on their top order which consist of Rahane, Buttler and Smith. The middle order might have to step up and contribute to the team’s total. Ben Stokes has been inconsistent with his form, and he is a crucial player for the Royals, so it is a matter of pressing concern.
The bowling department has underperformed Both the Indian seamers Unadkat and Kulkarni are struggling to find their rhythm.
Probable XI for RR
Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Manan Vohra/Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK looks a complete team under the shadow of their leader, MS Dhoni. The players have been performing well whenever the opportunity arises in front of them.
With Faf du Plessis coming in for injured Dwayne Bravo, the batting core looks more strengthened. Faf scored 97 in two matches so far and looks good. Ambati Rayudu’s form is a concern for the team as the Hyderabad boy is yet to score some good runs.
With Dwayne Bravo been injured the death bowling has been a concern for the team. Scott Kuggelejin has not been able to make an impact so far. Both the spinners Tahir and Harbhajan have been good on the spinning tracks and will be the trump cards for the team at Jaipur. Deepak Chahar has been the pick of the bowlers for CSK.
Probable XI for CSK
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh.
Dream XI Predictions
- Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
- Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina
- All-Rounder: Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravinder Jadeja
- Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Shreya Gopal, Deepak Chahar, Jorfer Archer
The pitch at Jaipur played slowly in the last match and might play the same for this match as well. Both the teams have a good lot of spinners, and it will be a good contest to watch how the batsmen play against them. The average score at this venue is 150.
CSK to beat RR