CSK vs RR Match Preview

Ruturaj Gaikwad is in sublime form for the Super Kings as he has scored 2 half-centuries in his 3 outings and is the second-highest run-getter of the tournament. Devon Conway has had a quiet start but he is not someone to overlook either. His contest with Ashwin is going to be something to watch out for. 

We would be a bit wary of picking Rahane in our team. He had an oustanding match but the conditions in Wankhede suit him. Will be as effective at Chepauk? Especially if it starts to slow down?

Rahane, along with Shivam Dube, and Ambati Rayudu makes up for a solid middle order, while MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja will play the role of a finisher. Moeen Ali should be back for this match while Ben Stokes will continue to miss out. 

Sisanda Magala, who was brilliant with the new ball in South Africa’s recent series against the Netherlands, bowled well on his IPL debut in the last match, and we are expecting to see more of him in the upcoming games. Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner are likely to play an important role with the ball in this game. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler make up one of the best opening pairs in this season of the IPL and the duo has scored 2 half-centuries each. Sanju Samson is a solid performer in the number-3 slot and the team will be banking on him to carry on the innings during the middle overs.

The form of Riyan Parag does remain a cause of concern for the team. We may see Riyan Parag being replaced by Devdutt Padikkal for this match. Shimron Hetmeyer is at his explosive best toward the end of an inning, and he has found a good partner in the form of debutant Dhruv Jurel.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been excellent with the ball and is the leading wicket-taker for the team. In tandem with Ravichandran Ashwin, Chahal can wreak havoc in the middle overs. Trent Boult will once again get the new ball duties along with Sandeep Sharma, while Jason Holder is likely to be the fifth bowler. 


Weather Report

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

Pitch Report

As seen in the previous game here between CSK and LSG, the pitch here is excellent to bat on and the team batting first will be looking to set a target of 200 or more to give the bowlers enough to defend. While the quicker bowlers won’t get much help except the good bounce, the spinners will get some help, especially in the second half.

Notable stats

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Steps Up His Performance

Yashasvi Jaiswal has emerged as one of the most reliable batsmen for the Rajasthan Royals at the top of the order. In his last 10 matches, Jaiswal has scored 358 runs at an average of 35.80 and a strike rate of 145.52. His strike rate in IPL 2023 has been 164.47.

Team News

Deepak Chahar is set to miss a few games for the CSK due to a hamstring injury. Moeen Ali is available for selection but Ben Stokes is expected to continue to miss out.

CSK vs RR Probable 11

CSK Playing 11

  • Devon Conway
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Moeen Ali
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (C)
  • Mitch Santner
  • Sisanda Magala
  • Tushar Deshpande

RR Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Sanju Samson (C)
  • Riyan Parag
  • Shimron Hetmeyer
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Jason Holder
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Trent Boult
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Sandeep Sharma
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Rajasthan Royals to win here. They have played some excellent cricket in the last week and the batting looks to be in good form. The bowling too is well-balanced when compared to their opponents. On the other hand, CSK is still struggling to find the right combination.


Top Picks

Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler is a consistent run-getter when it comes to the IPL and has scored a total of 2983 runs in his career at a brilliant strike rate of 151.04.

Shimron Hetmeyer: Hetmeyer is shaping up to be an excellent finisher for the Royals in the last couple of seasons. He has remained not-out in 2 of the 3 innings he has played and is striking the ball at a rate of 173.36.

R Ashwin - Brilliant against the left-handers, Ashwin will have a lot of targets in this next match. He has been in good form with an economy rate of just 6.42 in IPL 2023.

CSK vs RR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler (C), S Samson

Batters: R Gaikwad (VC), S Hetmyer, Y Jaiswal, A Rahane

All-rounders: R Jadeja, R Ashwin

Bowlers: Y Chahal, T Boult, T Deshpande

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