Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with last-placed Rajasthan Royals in 37th match of IPL 2020. Both the teams are in desperate need of wins at this stage of the league.
Chennai Super Kings have won just three of their nine games in the tournament so far and this is going to be an important game for them. They deserved to win the last game but poor fielding and the last over costed them.
Rajasthan Royals, have find themselves in a very difficult situation and desperately need to explore ways to close down games. One good thing for RR is the return to form of their skipper Steve Smith, who made 57 on Saturday but Sanju Samson’s form is still a big concern for the team management.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Chennai Super Kings:
Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi.
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.
Jos Buttler, Faf du Plessis (C), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, Sam Curran (VC), Rahul Tewatia, Deepak Chahar, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer.
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been an excellent one for batting and run-making hasn’t been all that tough on the surface. But the spinners have also started to get some assistance from the surface. Dew will also play a major role in the match.
Making a decision at the toss is certainly going to be tricky for both the sides. We expect the captain winning the toss to follow the recent trend and elect to field first.
First inning score predictions:
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2020 is 171 runs.
Head to Head:
CSK won- 14
RR won- 9
Chennai Super Kings: 55%
Rajasthan Royals: 45%
Bet365: CSK- 1.76, RR- 2.05
Betway: CSK- 1.75, RR- 2.00