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CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview

By Pranob Thachanthara

CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals match. We are covering CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match. The match is to be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings are in brilliant form winning five of their six encounters. They won their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets. Bowling first, Deepak Chahar bowled lethal opening spell taking three early scalps while Bhajji and Tahir took two wickets each to restrict KKR at 108. Chasing the target, Faf Du Plessis played a match-winning knock of 43 runs and was supported by Ambati Rayudu to successfully chase the target. CSK will be determined to continue their good form and register another victory defeating Royals at their fortress.

Rajasthan Royals are having a poor run in IPL’19 and have got only one victory in five matches. They lost their last match to KKR by 8 wickets. Batting first, Steve Smith played an unbeaten knock of 73 runs and was supported by Jos Buttler to take the team to a respectable total of 139. Defending the target, Shreyas Gopal was the only positive taking two scalps but could not provide much-needed victory to his team. They will hope for a unison effort from all players in upcoming matches to improve their standing in the points table and take revenge from CSK for their previous loss in the season.

A good match can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

CSK vs RR, 25th T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
11th April, 08:00 PM

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 156
Average 2nd innings score: 142

Pitch is expected to be batting friendly. Wrist Spinners can find support from the pitch.

Head to Head:

Matches played: 21

Rajasthan Royals: 08
Chennai Super Kings: 13

Matches played in Jaipur: 06

RR: 04
CSK: 02

Squads:

CSK:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Murali Vijay, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggleijn.

RR:
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Prashant Chopra, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, S. Midhun.

Team News:

Chennai Super Kings:

Harbhajan Singh despite of his excellent performance in last two matches can be replaced by any fast bowler considering right handers in RR batting line-up and an viable death bowling option.

Dwayne Bravo is ruled out for two weeks due to hamstring injury. Lungi Ngidi and David Willey are also ruled out of IPL’19.

Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson will open the innings. Suresh Raina, A Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni will follow them.

Ravindra Jadeja and Kuggeleijn will play the role of an allrounder. Harbhajan and Deepak Chahar can also contribute with bat.

Deepak Chahar will lead the pace attack along with Scott Kuggeleijn while Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir will be the key spinners. Kedar Jadhav can support them.

Rajasthan Royals:

Sanju Samson did not play the last two matches due to injury. If fit, He will return to the playing XI replacing Prashant Chopra.

Sudarshan Midhun made a poor debut in IPL and can be replaced by Stuart Binny or Jaydev Unadkat. Even Mahipal Lomror can get a chance over Krishnappa Gowtham.

Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler will open the innings. Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Stokes and Prashant will follow them.

Ben Stokes and Krishnappa Gowtham/Lomror will play the role of an allrounder. Jofra Archer can also contribute with the bat.

Jofra Archer and Dhawal Kulkarni will lead the pace attack along with Ben Stokes while K Gowtham/Midhun and Shreyas Gopal will be the key spinners.

Probable Playing XI:

CSK:
Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

RR:
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra/S Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham/Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, S Midhun/S Binny/J Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni.

CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction:

Jos Buttler (wk)
Steve Smith (vc)
Faf Du Plessis (c)
A Rahane/S Watson
A Rayudu/K Jadhav
Suresh Raina
Ben Stokes
S Gopal
Jofra Archer
Imran Tahir
Deepak Chahar

C and Vc Choices: S Raina, Dhoni, Faf Du Plessis, Ben Stokes, S Smith, J Buttler, A Rahane.

Key Players:

Chennai:
MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina
Shane Watson
Faf Du Plessis
A Rayudu
Ravi Jadeja
Imran Tahir
Deepak Chahar
Kedar Jadhav

Rajasthan:
Jos Buttler
A Rahane
Steve Smith
Ben Stokes
J Archer
S Gopal
R Tripathi

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Pranob Thachanthara

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