The struggling Rajasthan Royals is going to host the inform table topper Chennai Super Kings at Sawai Man Singh stadium tonight. It will be seen if Rahane and his teammates can give a befitting reply to the yellow army on their home round.
Current Scenario of RR and CSK
On Thursday night Rajasthan royal will host CSK at Jaipur. In this season RR is seen to be struggling a lot. They are always going near the boundary, but can’t able to cross that boundary to get wins. Currently, they have only two points out of five matches. RR players are also failed to take home advantages, as they lost their last match against KKR at Jaipur.
On the other hand, CSK is on the top of the point table after playing six matches. They have lost their only match against their bitter rival Mumbai Indians. So, on today’s match, CSK is looking forward to maintaining the top spot by demolishing RR at Jaipur.
If we look at Rajasthan Royals, then their players are not in a certain position. So in today’s match, they have to work very hard to derail Dhoni’s army.
After resting two match post-injury, Dwayne Bravo may comeback on today’s match. The yellow side had demolished equally strength KKR on their last encounter. On today’s match, they are hoping to demolish RR’s strong batting line up soon to take more 2 points.
RR so far
If we look at the team, then RR is a very balanced side and is capable of beating any team in IPL. But the luck is not with them. The skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, and Steve Smith are taking their batting responsibility. All three batsmen are in superb form. In the bowling department, Shreyas Gopal, Shreyas Gowtham, and Dhawal Kulkarni are taking charge of the team.
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are RR’s two all-rounders. They are performing well with both ball and bat. Both players also do good deliveries, when the team requires them. After having such a quality team, they can’t capitalize a win, even staying at the verge of winning. From five matches they have won only one match till now. So it’s a high time for them to have a negligible error and give perfect replies to opponents to make their entry in top 4.
CSK so far
Bravo’s injury was a big concern for CSK, but after adding du Plessis and Harbhajan to the team, they have a reason for a smile. Faf has done a perfect job in the last two matches by scoring 54 and 48 vs. KXIP, and KKR respectively. Although Raina and Watson have not done any big runs, their innings are good to add some valuable runs to the scoreboard.
Rayudu and Dhoni are their key batsmen, who can change the gear of score at any time. So far Deepak Chahar is their most attacking bowler, and Bhaji is giving equal support to Chahar. Tahir always jumbles the opponent batsmen, and Jadeja is very economical in the bowling attack.
Expected Playing XI
Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Prashant Chopra, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.
Sawai Man Singh Stadium offers good pace. But on the last match, the pitch was slower. So the team has a good spin attack, and speed variation in pace attack may have little advantage.
Dream 11 Prediction
Captain: Jos Buttler, Ambati Rayudu, Steve Smith
Vice-Captain: Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Sanju Samson,
VIVO IPL 2019 RR vs CSK
Venue: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar