Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals both have had a forgettable season so far this year. Both teams will look forward to defeating each other to get some outside chance to qualify for the play-off.
Two crucial points will be up for grabs in this fixture. Let’s see which team has the gall to decimate their opponents in this match.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings is ranked at sixth position in the IPL points table after their win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game. They won three games and lost five games in this season of IPL.
Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis and Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson are pretty consistent in this season of IPL. Plessis is the third-highest runs-scorer in this season of IPL. He hammered four half-centuries in this season of IPL. Watson scored two half-centuries in this season.
The form of Kedar Jadhav is mediocre also skipper MS Dhoni didn’t contribute significantly in any game by his batting. They can drop Jadhav to bring back Indian batsman Narayan Jagdeeshan in the eleven.
Pinch hitter Sam Curran is doing his job fine in power-play overs. Pacer Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are troubling batsmen in first overs of the inning. Death over specialist Caribbean bowler Dwayne Bravo is performing exceptionally well in this season. Chennai Super Kings would hope to beat Rajasthan Royals in this game.
Rajasthan Royals won three games and lost staggering six games in this season. They are ranked at second last position in the IPL points table after their heart-breaking loss in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore due to miraculous knock by AB de Villiers.
As English all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian batsman Robin Uthappa started opening for Rajasthan Royals from the last game. Uthappa played stupendous knock in the last game. Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag can be effective finishers. Speedsters Jofra Archer and Karthik Tyagi are breathing fire on opponent batsmen. Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat is the weak link in death overs. Indian batsman Sanjiu Samson is playing recklessly from the start of this season. Skipper Steven Smith provides good finishing in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rajasthan would hope to defeat Chennai Super Kings in this game.
These two teams have played each other nine times in the last five years> that is where the Chennai Super Kings won six games while RR won remaining three games.
Nothing much difference in both teams, however, Chennai Super Kings are more likely to win this match as Rajasthan Royals are losing close games in the last few days.
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Date and Time:
Monday, October 19, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
(The odds might change without prior notice)