|Match Date:||11th April, Thursday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||28,000|
|Match Venue:||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
The Match 25 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Rajasthan Royals welcome CSK at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Royals have not been in the best form, having lost four of their opening five matches. In an exact contrast, CSK have lost only one match of their opening 6. The defending champions are well on their way to repeat 2018’s feat again.
Here is the complete analysis of the Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai IPL match:
|Key Players in form||RR- Steven Smith|
CSK – Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir
|Weather Conditions||33℃, 26% Humidity, Winds up to 6 km/hr. No rains.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting first has won three of the five times last season at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. However, traditionally, the team chasing has won 26 out of the 40 games. Thus the winner of the toss should choose to bowl first.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, mostly Batting-Friendly. However, a hint of grass on pitch might assist the pacers.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 158|
Highest Total (2018): 176/4 (CSK)
Last Match: RR 139/3 | 140/2 KKR
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 72 m, Down Boundary: 82 m, Back Boundary: 62 m|
|Injury Updates||RR – No more injuries here.|
CSK – Dwayne Bravo is out injured with a Grade 1 Hamstring injury. Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
|Home Advantage||Rajasthan Royals|
|Head-to-Head||RR 8 – 13 CSK|
|Form||RR- L L L W L|
CSK- W W L W W
|Playing11||RR Playing11 :|
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (WK), Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron.
CSK Playing11 :
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (Wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
RR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction 2019
Rajasthan Royals have had a tough road in the 2019 IPL season, having four of their five opening matches. Their sole victory came against fellow struggling team RCB. Amongst other concerns gaining wickets has been their major concern. Against their fixture against CSK at the Chepauk Stadium, they had the opponents struggling at 27/3. However, the Royals failed to capitalize on the situation. As a result, CSK reached a massive total of 175/5 with Dhoni playing a blockbuster innings of 75*.
Jaydev Unadkat has been the biggest disappointment for the team. The Saurashtra pacer has been able to scalp only two wickets. But what has been the biggest let down has been his dismal economy rate – a massive 12.40. Although he was rightfully rested for a couple of matches, but that doesn’t end Rajasthan’s problems. The incoming Varun Aaron has been equally ineffective and the team doesn’t have another seasoned pacer. If RR have to salvage anything against CSK, Unadkat and the rest of the bowling department will have to up their ante.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have had a smooth ride on their way to their title defence. They have been dominant in all the departments, but it has been their bowling that has been the standout performer this season. The likes of Deepak Chahar (8), Imran Tahir (8), Dwayne Bravo (7) and Harbhajan Singh (7) have scalped 31 wickets between them this season, the most as compared to any other bowling attack.
The ease with which the bowlers ran through KKR’s famed batting attack was another example of how decisive the bowling can be. With the kind of form they are in, it is difficult to imagine a team who can beat CSK.
At the auctions, #CSK built the team for these surfaces…and they’re thriving. But that makes their trophy winning effort last season even more astounding. Dhoni+Yellow Jersey= Winning Formula. 🤗🙏 #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 9, 2019
Chennai Super Kings are poised to win the contest against Rajasthan Royals, the question is by how much.
Batsmen have traditionally been generally successful at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, although it is not an out and out batting pitch. Thus, choosing 3-4 batsman would be sufficient. Among all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes would just do the trick.
RR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Jofra Archer, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh.
RR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Team 2
MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.