CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
Chennai and Rajasthan are all set to lock their horns in tonight’s match. It will be the 12th match of this season’s IPL. Both the teams have played 2 matches each as of now in this season’s Indian Premier League. Both have won one and lost one.
The contrasting fortunes of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals:
CSK has won 3 titles and featured in five finals, while RR struggled to reach finals since they won the first ever IPL. The team and the fans are used to losing, and expectations are pretty low.
After losing their opening game, both CSK and RR made a comeback in 2nd match and will look to continue to winning momentum when they face off.
Lungi Ngidi is available for selection after completing his quarantine.
The Super Kings began their campaign with a seven-wicket defeat against the Delhi Capitals. Despite putting on a big score of 188 on the board, their bowlers failed to contain Delhi Capitals’ explosive batting unit. They however, opened their account in the season with a comprehensive 6 wicket win over Punjab Kings in their next fixture.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals also lost their opening encounter. In a nail-biting match, they fell short by just four runs chasing a huge total of 222 against PBKS. In their next fixture, they registered a stunning victory over DC with the help of Chris Morris’s fantastic cameo. David Miller and Chris Morris pulled RR out of a burrow at 42 for 5 to chase down DC’s 147 for 8.
Ben stokes exit from the tournament is hurting the team balance of RR.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
Wicket Keeper: S Samson (VC).
Batsman: Faf du Plessis, S Raina and D Miller.
All Rounder: M Ali (C), C Morris, R Jadeja and R Tewatia.
Bowler: D Chahar, S Thakur, J Unadkat.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-Keeper
Jos Buttler opened with Vohra and fetched just 13 runs for the first wicket against Delhi. He was outdone by a smart piece of bowling by Chris Woakes for 2 runs.
Sanju Samson couldn’t do much with bat and scored mere 3, but took a brilliant leaping catch to send back Shikhar Dhawan. He will be our preferred wicketkeeper for this match.
MS Dhoni had a horrendous outing against the Capitals as he made a duck and his team slumped to a huge defeat. However, he made amends against the Punjab Kings. He was clever in making bowling changes.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Manan Vohra hit Chris Woakes for two impressive boundaries but perished in the same over for 9 runs in last game.
David Miller made a fighting 62 to ensure RR were in the hunt despite losing early wickets. It was his knock that gave Chris Morris a chance to make a match out of it in the end against Delhi Capitals.
Riyan Parag was outdone by a slower one from Avesh Khan to be dismissed for 2. He has failed in both the matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s poor outing continued against Delhi he toiled hard for 16 balls and scored only five runs.
Faf du Plessis got a duck against the Capitals and he took the patient route in the game on Friday. He stayed unbeaten on 36 runs off 33 balls and his knock were laced with three fours and one massive six.
Suresh Raina couldn’t capitalise to the start that he got against Delhi. The southpaw got out on eight after he tried to pull Mohammed Shami. His shortcoming against the short-pitched delivery seemed palpable.
Ambati Rayudu came to bat with the CSK needing only eight runs from 33 balls against Punjab. But he got out for a golden duck, giving Shami his second wicket.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Allrounders
Chris Morris played the game changing cameo against Delhi Capitals. He was 36 not out from 18 which helped his team. He bowled his three overs for 27 with no wicket.
Rahul Tewatia bowled three overs for 27, made 19 with the bat against DC.
Moeen Ali impressed with the ball, conceding 17 runs in three overs and picking a wicket for CSK. With the bat, he went on to score 46 runs off 31 balls with seven fours and one six.
Sam Curran was tough to get away for DC batsman. In three overs, he gave away 12 runs with many dot balls. The left-armer also got the wicket at the end of the innings.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Jaydev Unadkat ran through the DC top order with sensational figures of 3 for 15. The DC batsmen had no answer to his slower balls on the day.
Mustafizur Rahman took cue from Jaydev Unadkat’s slower ones and took two important wickets of Stoinis and Tom Curran. He gave for 29 runs in his spell.
Chetan Sakariya did not pick up any wicket against DC He went for 33 runs in his four overs.
Dwayne Bravo got to bowl only two overs. He gave away only 10 runs at an economy rate of five and also picked up a wicket.
Shardul Thakur turned out to be the most expensive bowler for the CSK. In four overs, he conceded 35 runs at an economy rate of 8.75.
Deepak Chahar was the pick of the bowler for CSK. He got rid of M Agarwal, C Gayle, D Hooda and Pooran and gave away only 13 runs at an economy of 3.25. He bowled 18 dots and one maiden.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to Watch?
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings meet at the Wankhede Stadium tonight at 7.30PM. The match will be live streamed on Star Sports. Cricket fans can also watch the match on Disney Hotstar app.