RR vs CSK live Score: The fields are set & the stadium is painted in ‘pink’ color as Rajwadas Rajasthan Royals are all set to lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in another home fixture. Rajasthan who has dropped down to the third spot after losing two consecutive fixtures would aim to reclaim their dominance by marking their first win on their home ground. While Chennai Super Kings would aim to continue their winning spree by registering their fourth consecutive win of the season.
Rajasthan Royals have won four out of five fixtures they have played so far. But they have witnessed a steep in form after losing two back-to-back fixtures. They would aim to rectify mistakes from their last fixture & bounce back to winning terms. In their previous clash against RCB, RR won the toss & opted to bowl first. They got off to a good start by sclaping Virat Kohli’s wicket right on the first ball. However, they lost the set momentum in the middle overs which resulted in the opponents setting 190 runs total on board. Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball by conceeding just 28 runs for one wicket in his spell of four overs. He would continue to be their biggest bet in today’s clash against CSK. Chahal will get good support from R Ashwin, Boult & Sandeep Sharma.
In reply, RR got off to a poor start as they lost Buttler cheaply. However progressing further they got back on track with Padikkal (52 off 34), Samson (22 off 15), and Jurel (34 off 16) returning with crucial runs. But still, they fell short of eight runs in the end. Heading into this clash Buttler would aim to get back to form so that he could join hands with Yashaswi & post a mammoth score in the initial overs. Hetmyer who has failed to hit the straps in the last two fixtures would aim to get back to form in this crucial fixture against CSK.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK under the leadership of MS Dhoni has occupied the top spot at the Points Table by winning their last three fixtures in a trot. They would aim to continue their winning spree against Rajasthan Royals in today’s fixture. In their previous fixture against KKR CSK got off to a perfect start with bat in hand. On the back of Rahane’s 71 off 29 balls along with Dube & Convey’s half-centuries CSK posted a massive 235 runs on board. In the second innings of the fixture, bowlers capitalized on the batters’ performance by sclaping back-to-back Wickets & restricting KKR from chasing the target. As a result, CSK won the fixture by 49 runs. Matheesha Pathirana was their standout bowler who scalped just one wicket for 27 runs. He would be their go-to-man against RR while Jadeja & Moeen Ali would look ahead to trouble Buttler & Samson through their spin attack.
RR vs CSK: Predicted Playing XI
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
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