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IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are coming to this game after suffering defeats in their respective last games.

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CSK vs RR Preview

Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings are all set to take on Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals in match 37 of the ongoing tournament. The two teams will lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 19, 2020 (Monday). The game will kickstart from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Rajasthan Royals registered a dominating victory during the last clash between these two teams at Sharjah. Sanju Samson won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his brilliant knock of 74 runs off just 32 deliveries. 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK Players

Last year’s runner-ups are coming to this game after suffering from an unfortunate defeat in their previous match against Delhi Capitals. Moreover, they have just three wins in their kitty in nine clashes. They currently hold the sixth spot at the Points Table.

Dwayne Bravo didn’t bowl the final over in the last game due to a groin injury. He might not play in this game as well, so Imran Tahir could finally get a breakthrough in this year’s IPL edition.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals

Inaugural IPL edition champions Rajasthan Royals have had a forgettable IPL season thus far. Their performance is quite similar to that of CSK as they too have six points in nine matches. Moreover, they lost a close game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last encounter. 

RR looks like an unsettled dugout as of now as they continuously made team changes and kept shuffling their batting order. They might make a few changes in their lineup in this clash as well.

Match Details

  • Date: October 19, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Squads

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad

MS Dhoni (C), Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, R Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer

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Ideal Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

  • Shane Watson
  • Sam Curran
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni (C&WK)
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Piyush Chawla/Karn Sharma
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Imran Tahir

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Jos Buttler (wk)
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Sanju Samson
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Riyan Parag
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Jofra Archer
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron
  • Kartik Tyagi

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 22
  • CSK won: 14
  • RR won: 8
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Jos Buttler 

Batsmen:

  • Faf du Plessis
  • Shane Watson
  • Steve Smith

All-rounders:

  • Rahul Tewatia (vc)
  • Sam Curran (c)
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers:

  • Jofra Archer
  • Kartik Tyagi
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar

Key Players

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar

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