In the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals to host Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
With just couple of matches remaining to be played in the League, the picture of the Play-offs for this season is quite clear and the chances for the Chennai Super Kings to be a part of the Play-offs is very high.
In this upcoming match at the SMS, two former champions will enter the ground to face each other for the nineteenth time in the tournament. Both the franchise have also returned from two-year ban due to spot-fixing.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will require to win all of their remaining League matches in order to reach the Play-offs and avoid from getting knock out from the tournament.
Talking about the batsmen on both the sides, Rajasthan Royals has Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson in the squad who can turn the tables with their splendid batting.
Since Jos Buttler has opened the innings for the Rajasthan Royals, he has outshined and has scored half century each time. However, the middle order of RR has been struggling in the last few games.
Chennai Super Kings has Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni in the squad who has the capability to change the fate of any game with their bat.
In the last game played at Pune, Shane Watson's ton helped Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan by huge margin. CSK's skipper MS Dhoni is also in his top form this season and has finished the multiple game in his legendary style.
On the bowling side, Rajasthan has few good bowlers including Jofra Archer and K Gowtham in the squad who are also the leading wicket-takers of the season. While Chennai Super Kings depends majorly on Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir who has proved their skills several times in the past.
Match Predictions – While Chennai Super Kings are in the top two at the Standings with seven wins out of ten matches, Rajasthan Royals are in the bottom four of the points tally.
Looking at the stats between the two teams, Chennai Super Kings has a little edge over Rajasthan Royals in today’s game but in the last few matches Rajasthan Royals has shown good recovered and will not be an easy opponent for the CSK.