Indian Premier League 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs. Chennai Super Kings, Match No. 4

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Chennai Super Kings won their opening match against Mumbai Indians comfortably. CSK will be high on confidence after their comeback twice in both bowling and batting departments. Rajasthan Royals will miss Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in this match. Rajasthan has a good batting line-up and pace bowling attack but they are a bit short on the spin bowling reserves barring Shreyas Gopal. We expect CSK to win this match owing to their better head-to-head record against the Rajasthan Royals. 

Score Prediction: Sharjah will be expected to have good balance between the bat and ball. Pacers might enjoy swing with the new ball in the brand new pitch. We expect the average scores be around 150-170 runs. 

Toss Prediction: Chasing is the safest option as teams are unaware of the target and both teams will look to time their chase to perfection. 

Predicted Playing XI:

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: MS Dhoni (C & Wk), Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Murali Vijay, Deepak Chahar

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Yashaswi Jaiswal, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa

MATCH FACTS

  • CSK has the edge over RR with a 14-7 Head-to-head win-loss ratio in IPLs so far.
  • Faf Du Plessis (58*) & Ambati Rayudu (71 runs) shared a massive 115-run partnership in the middle against MI last night.  
  • Rajasthan Royals lost both their matches against CSK last year.

Players to Bet on

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  1. Faf Du Plessis – Du Plessis played the role of anchor and steered the team to chase with ease. He was a live wire in the field grabbing some spectacular chases. He will be big player in No.3 position for CSK in this match.  
  2. Ambati Rayudu – Ambati Rayudu set the tone with his attacking 71 runs off 48 balls. He will look to continue his good form with the bat and ball in this match too.  
  3. Sam Curran – Sam Curran was the game changer for CSK with the bat and ball. He scored 18 runs off 6 balls and earlier bowled a superb spell of 4-0-23-1 in the match. 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

  1. Sanju Samson – Sanju Samson will have a big role in the top order owing to the absence of Jos Buttler. We expect him to start the season with a good knock with the bat.  
  2. Shreyas Gopal – Shreyas Gopal will lead the spin attack of the Rajasthan team and he will bowl against the CSK team with 5 right-handers in the top-7. He will look to put a stranglehold on the CSK batsmen. 
  3. Jofra Archer – Archer comes into the IPL after a superb performance against Australia where he picked 8 wickets in 3 matches.  Archer will look to continue his good form with the ball in the IPL too. 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni (CSK), Sanju Samson (RR)

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu (RR), Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Steve Smith (RR)

All-rounders: Sam Curran (CSK), Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)

Bowlers: Jofra Archer (RR), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Deepak Chahar (CSK), Shreyas Gopal (RR)

Captain: Faf Du Plessis (CSK) or Steve Smith (RR)

Vice-Captain: Sam Curran (CSK) or Jofra Archer (RR)

CSK – Chennai Super Kings

RR – Rajasthan Royals

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Dhinesh is a cricket article writer with a good-understanding and love towards the game. He is aspiring to become a cricket journalist and column writer in the future. His favorite teams are the Indian Cricket team & Chennai Super Kings. He is an ardent fan of MS Dhoni and Dale Steyn.

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