|[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Date:||31st March, Sunday|
|[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|[icon name=”male” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Expected Crowd Turnout:||44,000|
|[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Match Venue:||M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk|
The Match 12 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see defending champions Chennai Super Kings welcome Rajasthan Royals at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. While CSK have won both of their matches to top the League table, RR have contrastingly been at the bottom end.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL match:
|[icon name=”key” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Key Players in form||CSK- Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir
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RR- Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
|[icon name=”cloud” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Weather Conditions||31 ℃, 72% Humidity, Winds up to 19 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|[icon name=”circle” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Toss Advantage||Chasing is recommended on this pitch.|
|Pitch Conditions||The Chepauk pitch is counted amongst one of the most high-scoring pitches in the country. However, the first match was an exact contrast of the above with a combined of 141 being scored between RCB and CSK. The figure for a solitary match played at the stadium last year between CSK and KKR was a massive 407 runs.
The pitch may get a little slow later in the evening, giving the spinners an extra edge. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will be looking forward to bat second and put a competitive total in favourable conditions.
|[icon name=”map-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 203
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Highest Total (2018): 205/5 (CSK)
Last Match: RCB 70/10 | CSK 71/3
|Ground Size: Eden Gardens||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 78 m|
|Injury Updates||CSK- In what can be a major blow for CSK’s title defence, pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season with an injury.
RR – Ashton Turner will be unavailable owing to international duty with Australia.
|[icon name=”home” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Home Advantage||Chennai Super Kings|
|[icon name=”handshake-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Head-to-Head||CSK 12- 8 RR (0 Draw)|
|[icon name=”bolt” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Form||CSK – L W W W W
RR – W L L L L
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni.
|Impact Player||Dwayne Bravo|
CSK vs RR Dream11 Prediction
CSK have been on a dream run in the first two matches. They absolutely crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets before trouncing Delhi in their own home. They look like a real deal, a team to beat. While the experienced players are playing their part, the franchise is doing well to give Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur some much needed exposure at the expense of a foreign player. With most of the players on the wrong side of the 30s, CSK will need to work on some future planning.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have had an unlucky start to the 2019 season. Being in the driver’s seat in the first game, they lost the plot with as a result of the infamous Mankading incident involving R Ashwin and Jos Butler. The second match was same story, as SRH got the better of RR even after the latter scored a massive 198.
Although, the Royals don’t need to do much changes on the batting side, they do need to shore up their bowling a bit. While Shreyas Gopal (3/27) had an impressive night in Hyderabad, as many as three players conceded over 12 runs per over.
CSK are better placed to clinch the interesting match against Rajasthan Royals. They are superior in all the aspects and with the home advantage, it will be mission impossible for RR.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 29, 2019
Dream 11 Hint
Going by the last match at Chepauk, it will be a low-scoring contest. Choosing spinners is highly recommended with Imran Tahir and Shreyas Gopal being the first choices. Dwayne Bravo is also a must-have going by his scintillating form this year.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jos Buttler (WK), Shane Watson, Sanju Samson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shreyas Gopal, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
CSK vs RR Dream11 Prediction Team 2
MS Dhoni (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.