CSK vs RR: Another age-old rivalry in the antiquity of the IPL will unfurl ahead of us as Chepauk builds up the battle-symphony to the clash of two reckoning foes who are soaring high through the ranks of the latest IPL campaign. It is Chennai Super Kings versus Rajasthan Royals as the former plays host to what can be an extremely unwelcome outing for the latter.
Chennai Super Kings would be hoping to carry forth their newfound momentum as they secured 2 consecutive wins in their last couple of games, beating the likes of Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians. In a massive sigh of reprieve, they were happy to see their batting unit stage a strong turnaround and most importantly through different batters with Ruturaj Gaikwad being the constant.
Rajasthan Royals started their campaign on an extremely bright note as they tamed the Sunrisers Hyderabad without any real contention but were soon humbled by a high-flying Punjab Kings in a run-fest like none other. However, they were quick to learn from their mistakes and left Delhi Capitals in absolute shatters as they secured another 57-runs win.
This is a contest where both the teams have two in-form batters who will try and put their best foot forward, hoping to pile up a 190-plus total on the scorecard wherein the bowlers of both the sides would have a few questions doing eminent rounds, particularly that of Chennai Super Kings who are still to get in that groove that they would have bargained for at the beginning of the season.
CSK vs RR: Pitch and weather report
The surface at Chepauk is usually a balanced track but its latest traits show that it has what it requires to be an absolute run-fest. The average score batting first on the track is 158 but then again, with the current conditions in play and with somewhat of shorter boundaries, expect the scores to knock around the doors of 190 odds.
It is hot and humid in Chennai and there are no predictions of rain whatsoever. This is going to be a full-blown contest and expect the presence of dew in the second half, that would make life a living nightmare for the team fielding second.
CSK vs RR: Best Fantasy XI:
Chennai Super Kings: RD Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, MM Ali, RA Jadeja, S Dubey, Mitchell Santner, SSB Magala, MS Dhoni(C), RS Hangargekar, TU Deshpande
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, R Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Jos Buttler, SV Samson(C), DC Jurel, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma
CSK vs RR: Who will win today’s match?
Rajasthan Royals have a greater depth in both their batting and bowling units and would be an obvious favourite to walk away with the bragging rights for the day.
CSK vs RR: Injury and news
Deepak Chahar and Ben Stokes may be out of contention at Chepauk for this game. Moeen Ali would be the likeliest leading foreigner in the side.