Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will battle it out on Monday. With two defeats in a row, Rajasthan Royals will be looking to turn things around in the competition. Skipper Steven Smith will be hoping that experienced players can come to the party and deliver the goods in this contest. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings suffered a close defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals. With this defeat, the franchise will have to rethink their strategy and make changes to their playing XI for this contest.
Date: 19th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both CSK vs RR will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them. It’s going to be a sunny day with no chances of rain playing spoilsport for the CSK vs RR. The highest temperature will be around 39°C while the minimum temperature will be around 28°C.
Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. A score above 170 runs might be difficult to chase for a side batting second.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 22, CSK Won: 14, RR Won: 8, NR: 0
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
RR Expected Playing XI:
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
CSK vs RR Match Prediction:
It’s a battle of survival for both sides and they both will be desperate for a win here. While Rajasthan Royals have the recent experience of playing at this ground, Chennai Super Kings have a bowling attack that is known to thrive in such conditions. Considering the way two teams have done in the tournament so far, there’s little to separate the two teams on the basis of performance. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. Both sides have made continuous changes to their respective playing elevens stability could play a major factor in the upcoming match.
With Bravo not being a certain starter in the upcoming match, the Royals seem to have a more settled unit. They have T20 specialists available right through and with the likes of Parag and Tewatia playing their respective roles, the Royals have depth in both departments. Also, they’ll draw confidence from the win they scored over Chennai Super Kings in the earlier meeting between the two sides. Keeping all that and the above-stated reasons into consideration, we expect Rajasthan Royals to emerge on top in this all-important match. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.