By Puneet Chaudhary - April 12, 2023
Chennai18 minutes ago
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the league stage match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals today. The match will be played at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai from 7:30 pm. Both the teams have played 3 matches so far in the tournament, winning 2 and losing one.
In the next story, we will know the form, top players, head-to-head record, pitch report, weather condition, possible playing-11 and impact players of both the teams in the tournament…
Chennai won both the last matches
Chennai Super Kings lost against Gujarat Titans in the opening match of IPL. The team then defeated Lucknow at home and Mumbai in Mumbai. Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Rituraj Gaikwad and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the top players of the team.
The team’s 4 foreigners against the Royals could be Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Pretorius and Devon Conway. Apart from these, Deepak Chahar and Ben Stokes will not be part of the team for some matches.
Rajasthan’s batting sharp
Rajasthan suffered a 5-run defeat to Punjab after defeating Hyderabad in their first match. The team then came back and defeated Delhi by 57 runs. Jose Butler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer are performing brilliantly in the top order of the team. At the same time, in bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult are taking wickets continuously.
Against Chennai, the team’s 4 foreigners can be Butler, Hetmyer, Bolt and Jason Holder. Apart from these, Samson, Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin are also strengthening the team.
Chennai’s record in Chepauk is excellent
The record of Chennai Super Kings at their home ground Chepauk is excellent. The team has won 17 out of the last 20 matches here. Only Mumbai Indians have been able to defeat 3 matches. In such a situation, it will be a challenge for Rajasthan to register a win here.
CSK ahead in head to head
Both the teams faced each other in the 2008 IPL final. Rajasthan had won then, but Chennai is ahead in the overall head to head record. So far 26 matches have been played between the two. CSK won in 15 and RR in 11.
The pitch at Chepauk Stadium is considered helpful for spinners. But in the last match here, CSK scored 217 runs and won the match by 12 runs. In such a situation, high scoring pitch can also be seen against Rajasthan.
it will not rain. Wednesday evening temperature in Chennai will be between 29 to 30 degree Celsius.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain and wicketkeeper), Devon Conway, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Pretorius, Mitchell Santner and Tushar Deshpande.
Impact Player: Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hungergekar and Akash Singh.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (Captain and wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Yuzvendra Chahal, KM Asif and Trent Boult.
Impact Player: Devdutt Paddikkal, Kuldeep Sen, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Seni and Sandeep Sharma.