RR vs CSK: Match Preview: In a rematch of IPL 2008, Rajasthan Royals will open their IPL 2020 campaign against the Chennai Super Kings. The two teams have been a part of many memorable clashes in the IPL, including the nail-biting thriller that took place in 2019. There was a huge controversy in that match because of an error from the on-field umpires.
However, Chennai Super Kings managed to escape with a win. Chennai kicked off its IPL 2020 with a victory against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. They will battle Rajasthan in Sharjah now. The Super Kings have a 100% win record in Sharjah and will start as the favorites to win the match. Also, Rajasthan Royals will not have the services of their star players Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
Stokes is in New Zealand with his father, while Buttler will have to stay in quarantine for more days because he has come with his family to the UAE. Nevertheless, RR still has a solid group of players, who can give CSK a run for their money.
RR VS CSK: HEAD-TO-HEAD
Chennai Super Kings has a 14-8 head-to-head record against Rajasthan Royals. Chennai has won four of the last five games played between the two sides.
RR vs CSK: Where to watch?
All games of the 13th edition of IPL, including Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, will air live on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming is available on Disney+Hotstar VIP and Jio TV.
RR vs CSK: Predicted XI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande/Varun Aaron
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
RR VS CSK: MATCH PREDICTION
Chennai Super Kings are the outright favorites to win. They have the momentum, while RR does not have its star players. Expect CSK to win.