Date & Time : 12th April 2023, 7:30 PM IST
Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Chennai Super Kings have not had the best of starts to the new IPL season and hence will look forward to winning the games to come. They are currently 5th in the points table after 3 games with 4 points. The nrr is a +0.356.
Batting shall have to persist in games as it’s the key and they have the batsman. In terms of bowling they have the quality and shall persist.
Coach Fleming and captain Dhoni shall have to be accurate with their tactics.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have been able to win the games and shall continue to move in the upward curve. They are currently 2nd in the points table after 3 games with 4 points. The nrr is a +2.067.
Batters of Rajasthan will have to show the quality they already have in important games. Bowling wise they will look to bowl out teams.
Coach Sangakkara and co. will have to be tactical.
Coming to the wicket, it will be a balanced one.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
CSK XI : Gaikwad, Conway, Rahane, M. Ali, R. Jadeja, Dube, Santner, Magala, Dhoni (C), Hangargekar, Deshpande.
RR XI : Jaiswal, Parag, Hetmyer, R. Ashwin, Holder, Buttler, Samson, Jurel, Boult, Chahal, S. Sharma.
It should be a good contest between two good teams. It will also depend on toss this game. In the end I think the team which persists well throughout the game shall win the match.