Both the teams are coming off convincing victories – Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets over MI and RR by 57 runs over SRH. Both franchises have bagged 4 points – that is 2 wins – in 3 matches. Currently in second position, if RR win today in Chennai, they will, courtesy of their superb net run rate of +2.067, go to the top of the points table. Chennai Super Kings , currently 5th, will be either 1st of 2nd if they win, based on their NRR.
Player availability for CSK vs RR:
The boost for Chennai Super Kings is that Maheesh Theekshana is now available to play and he is likely to replace Mitchell Santner in the XI. After the hamstring injury to Deepak Chahar, Chennai Super Kings might want to stick with one of Dwaine Pretorius or Sisanda Magala. Ben Stokes, who missed the last game due to injury, is still unlikely to feature today.
CSK vs RR predicted XI:
CSK probable XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwaine Pretorius/Mitchell Santner, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande
RR probable XI:
CSK vs RR Match Prediction: who will win today’s match?
Since Chennai Super Kings are lacking firepower in their bowling department and their batting relies heavily on the opening pair, we are predicting Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win this encounter in Chennai.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, KM Asif, Donavon Ferreira, Joe Root, Adam Zampa, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Devdutt Padikkal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Abdul Basith, Kunal Singh Rathore
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Sisanda Magala, Tushar Deshpande, Ambati Rayudu, Akash Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, RS Hangargekar, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu