IPL 2020 Match Preview RR vs CSK to be in the race for playoff

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Do or die IPL match for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, this could be the playing eleven

In the 37th match of the IPL, three-time champion team Chennai Super Kings will play against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Both teams are at the bottom of the points table. Chennai Santhave and Rajasthan are at the sixth position. Both teams must win this match to remain in the playoff round. Chennai has won 6 of the 9 matches played so far, while the team has lost in 3 matches. Rajasthan’s condition is similar to CSK’s and the team has lost 6 matches this season in 9 matches. In such a match, both teams will want to give everything to win

Chennai’s problems are increasing at every step now

This season has been the most noticeably awful for Chennai Super Kings in IPL history. While the batsmen of the team have neglected to score runs, the greatest quality of the team is that the turn bowlers have not had the option to assume their job well yet. There is one more issue for the team in front of the match against Rajasthan, Dwayne Bravo, who was harmed in the match played against Delhi, won’t be accessible for the following barely any days or weeks. In such a circumstance, the team could attempt Josh Hazlewood instead of Bravo.

Top-order Rajasthan’s issue

The most serious issue for the Rajasthan Royals team this season has been the top order of the team. The batsman Sanju Samson and skipper Steve Smith, who performed splendidly in the initial two matches, glanced totally quiet in the remainder of the matches. In the last match, the choice to get Robin Uthappa to open was right, for this situation the team might want to go with a similar arrangement.

The greatest concern for the team in bowling has been Jaydev Unadkat, and over by Unadkat against Royal Challengers Bangalore changed the whole image of the match. The team could give Varun Aaron a chance instead of Unadkat against Chennai. Youthful quick bowler Karthik Tyagi has been very noteworthy for Rajasthan with the ball.

Head to Head

The two teams have battled each other in the IPL multiple times up until this point. Out of which 14 successes have been won by Chennai Super Kings, while multiple times Rajasthan have dominated the game. In the IPL 2020 match, Rajasthan Royals vanquished Chennai by 16 runs. In 2019, these two teams had played against one another twice and the two victories were achieved by Chennai Super Kings. The two matches played in the year 2018, Chennai and Rajasthan had dominated one game each.

Talking about playing eleven, Chennai Super Kings got a big blow against Delhi Capitals. Dwayne Bravo ruled out of the match due to injury. In such a situation, Lungi Engidi can join the match. Looking at the slow pitch, Piyush Chawla may get another chance to replace Kedar Jadhav.

Rajasthan’s top order is still failing. However, Robin Uthappa had raised hopes against RCB. In this match, Jose Butler will get a chance for the opening instead of Ben Stokes. Jaidev conceded 46 runs in 4 overs in the previous match. Varun Aaron may get a chance in his place.

Probable playing XI for both teams

Rajasthan Royals probable XI: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (captain), Jose Butler, Rahul Tewatia, Ryan Parag, Joffra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat / Varun Aaron

Chennai Super Kings probable XI: Sam Curran, Faf Duplesey, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Josh Hazlewood, Karan Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar