RR vs CSK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 27, 2023

RR vs CSK Match Prediction - Apr 27, 2023

The Chennai Super Kings will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the points table as they face the Rajasthan Royals for a mid-week clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Thursday.

RR vs CSK head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 27 matches so far. The Chennai Super Kings have won 15 of those encounters, while the Rajasthan Royal have won 12.

RR vs CSK Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.


RR vs CSK Team Previews

Rajasthan Royals

After starting the season on a brilliant note, the Rajasthan Royals have seen a dip in their form over the last week as they lost back-to-back matches. As a result, they have conceded their top spot to the Chennai Super Kings and are now second on the points table.

The Rajasthan Royals have one of the strongest batting line-ups in this season of the IPL but the batsmen, who are used to fast-paced pitches since the start of the tournament, failed to read the slowness at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and failed to chase a modest target of 155.

This is only the second match in Jaipur and so the surface could be different and better for batting for this match.

Nevertheless, the team will be looking to put the losses behind and will be hoping to get back to winning ways.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler are in good form at the top of the order and the middle order consisting of Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmeyer, and Dhruv Jurel is pretty strong too. Almost every single batter in the RR lineup has contributed to a win and will be full of confidence.

No team has hit more sixes, scored more runs in the powerplay, or been more aggressive in the middle stages of the inning than the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023.

The Royals have two world-class spinners in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin, who will be looking to exploit the turn, while Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma will take up the seam duties. 

A couple of poor results does not change the fact that RR is one of the strongest teams this season and really should find themselves in the playoffs. 

Rajasthan Royals Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, S Sharma, YS Chahal.

Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings have gradually picked up form over the last couple of weeks and have now won 4 consecutive matches as they enter this vital contest.

Just like their opponents for Thursday, the Chennai Super Kings have a strong batting line-up. As many as 3 batsmen scored half-centuries in CSK’s last fixture. Devon Conway has been excellent at the top of the order and has scored half-centuries in each of his last 4 matches.

He has an excellent opening partner in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad, and together, they will be looking to give the team a good start here. Ajinkya Rahane is solid at the number 3 spot, while Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, and MS Dhoni lend heft to the middle order.

It is remarkable to see the transformation in Rahane's game this season. Jaipur is a venue where he has played a lot of IPL cricket and has had a lot of success for the team as well. He could be someone to watch out for in this match as well.

Dube, who is a used a spin-hitter, will have his work cut out when taking on Chahal and Ashwin.

Tushar Deshpande has taken wickets with the new ball as well as at the death but is very expensive. He will be supported by Pathirana and Akash Singh at the other end. Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja are two quality spinners in the team, while Maheesh Theekshana has chipped in with 4 wickets. 

We don't think this is a particularly strong bowling lineup but MS Dhoni has found a way to get the best out of them. Ravindra Jadeja's emergence as a regular bowler is not something that should be underestimated because he hardly bowled last season.


Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh.

RR vs CSK Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. We know that the previous match was won by the team batting first but overall, teams chasing have won 66% of the matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium isn’t the easiest to bat on. It is two-paced and the batsmen will need to get their eye in before they start playing the big shots. There isn’t much bounce on offer. There is some amount of grass on the surface and the ball will skid on. Anything over 180 should be a bit tricky to chase. 

We are hoping for a better surface in this match than what we saw in the previous game but for the time being, we have to assume that it will be similar to last time.

The weather is likely to be warm with temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius. 


RR vs CSK Betting Tips

The Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings are two of the strongest batting units of this season, making this a difficult match to call. However, we feel that since Rajasthan has already played a match here, they will be better equipped to handle the pace of the pitch. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings’ batsmen may struggle a bit here.

The quality of spinners that RR has, as well as the fact that their batting is in great form, gives the edge to the home team.

Bet on the Rajasthan Royals to win.

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Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Chennai Super Kings Total Runs after 10 overs

    Under 85.5 (1.56)


The Chennai Super Kings have played their last few matches on good batting surfaces and will take time to adjust to the slightly difficult batting conditions here. Also, you have to consider the bowling strength that RR posseses. Trent Boult could make like difficult early on and the spinners can throttle the run rate as well.

  1. Betway


    Total Wickets in the Match

    Over 12.5 (1.80)


Both teams are quite aggressive and try to utilize their resources to the max. This means losing some wickets along the way. With the surface being a bit questionable, we think this is a good opportunity to bet Over 12.5 wickets in this match.

  1. Crickex


    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring Over of the match

    Under 20.5 (2.05)


The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium isn’t the easiest to bat on and the batsmen will find it difficult to score briskly due to the two-paced nature of the surface. The average run rate here is less than 8 in the 48 matches that this stadium has hosted.

Today Match Prediction

Rajasthan Royals To Win the Match, 1.92

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Who will win RR vs CSK

Rajasthan Royals 68.65% (497)
Chennai Super Kings 31.35% (227)
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