Cricket match date: 11th April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RR
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
After a minor blip, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are up and running. They had a big loss against their archrivals Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai but recovered quickly to set aside Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Rajasthan Royals (RR), on the other hand, have opened their win account and would like to continue their winning momentum.
CSK are a limited team right now with their own admission but very few captains use their resources like Mahendra Singh Dhoni does in world cricket. As a result, they are still sitting pretty at the top with four wins out of five cricket games. The best part of their campaign so far has been their captain MS Dhoni, who has scored runs when mattered and stayed unbeaten on four out of five occasions.
RR finally got things right in their last cricket game. Their batsmen including Jos Butler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have been in very good form. Their bowling has been a concern as shown in their cricket game against CSK as well in their first clash earlier in the tournament.
In the last cricket game between the two sides, RR were very good at the beginning of the innings. They had dismissed CSK top order players early and would have thought restricting them to a total of around 140 runs. But Dhoni had other plans and he smashed Jaydev Unadkat for three sixes in the final over to take CSK to 160 runs. Even then, it was thought that CSK, with their limited bowling, will not be able to defend it.
RR in their run chase panicked yet again in the later stages of the cricket game and handed CSK yet another victory at Chepauk. But just like Chepauk is the fortress for CSK, Jaipur has been the fortress for RR. Also, the conditions seem to suit them with bigger boundaries and, with their pacers, they can attack CSK’s batsmen. CSK, on the other hand, have spinners who can trouble RR’s batsmen with bigger boundaries. It is going to be a fascinating contest between the two sides as it is a crucial contest for RR to stay alive in the competition.
Cricket Match Information:
RR and CSK will take on each other in their sixth and seventh cricket game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 respectively. While CSK have played five cricket games and won four of them, RR, by the time this piece is being written, had played four cricket games and won one.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RR are being led by Ajinkya Rahane this year as well. He led RR to a playoff spot last year. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Sanju Samson for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of RR’s playing XI:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Jos Butler
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Sanju Samson
- Rahul Tripathi
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Shreyas Gopal
- Steve Smith
- Jaidev Unadkat
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK will be led by ever so dependable MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, they have been three-time champions and have begun well this year as well. Our prediction is of changes to their lineup. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Scott Kuggelein
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Jos Butler will once again be crucial for RR’s cause at Jaipur. He has had a formidable record at home against all the opponents while opening. Our prediction is of a good knock from him yet again.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch at Jaipur is a good one for batsmen and bowlers alike. The ground is big and that helps spinners and pace bowlers alike. Our prediction is of a score of around 170 for this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be hot and dry.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Their overall dominance over RR is hard to ignore hence, our prediction is of CSK’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Jos Butler (RR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
MS Dhoni (CSK)
Rajasthan Royals – 2.05
Chennai Super Kings – 1.68
*odds may change anytime