IPL 2021: Match 12, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 12

Time     :  7:30 PM IST

Date     :  19 April 2021

Venue    :   Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals would appear with tight fists in today’s match as both of the teams stand at 4th and 5th position respectively in the points table with one win out of their two matches so far.

While Dhoni & Co. moved past their forgettable start to the season, losing to Delhi Capitals (DC) by seven wickets, to beat KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) in style, hammering them by six wickets in pursuit of 107. The Samson-led RR franchise will also be confident of their chances, after going past DC in a thrilling last-over finish by three wickets.

CSK trounced the Punjab Kings quite comfortably, with Deepak Chahar’s 4 wicket haul, and some terrific fielding from Ravindra Jadeja reducing KL Rahul’s side to 26/5 by the seventh over. They kept a tight leash over the PBKS batsmen, with Jadeja and Moeen Ali running through their overs in no time. With Shah Rukh Khan the only contributor, PBKS could manage just 106/8 in their 20 overs.

RR also beat DC thanks to a terrific bowling performance. Their three left-arm pacers troubled the DC batsmen, with Unadkat finishing with excellent figures of 3/15 in his four overs. They survived a Rishabh Pant onslaught to restrict the Capitals to 147/8.

RR lost their main men early in the chase, but the in-form David Miller stitched together some vital partnerships. After he was dismissed in the 16th over, DC was in the driver’s seat, but in a brilliant act of redemption, Chris Morris struck four sixes in the last two overs to secure a dramatic win for the Royals.

CSK vs RR Head to Head

Total Matches:  23,  CSK Won:  14,  RR Won: 9

Pitch Report

Mumbai produced high-scoring matches in the beginning. But the last two games at this venue produced low scores. The way the pitch behaved recently was uncharacteristic of the Wankhede pitch. The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium turned out to be a bowler’s graveyard in the first couple of games. But of late, the bowlers have managed to extract a lot from the surface. The batters need to be a tad circumspect. Batting second should be the way forward.

Possible Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jayadev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

CSK vs RR Match 12 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. While Bowling is a concern for Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Chennai Super Kings are likely to emerge as winners over Rajasthan Royals.

For thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Chennai Super Kings will win today’s match but still there will be a tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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