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Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, free match prediction 19 Oct 2020

19 Oct 2020 | 19:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
125/5 in 20.0 6.25
126/3 in 17.3 7.20 winner

Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals betting odds

CSK

1.95

RR

1.76

Toss Winner - Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Jos Buttler

Rajasthan Royals’ mental battle that they must win

  • In the last seven games the Rajasthan Royals have managed only one win and the side lacks confidence at the moment
  • Rajasthan Royals’ bowling attack seems one-dimensional and other than Jofra Archer no other bowler is troubling batsmen
  • Chennai Super Kings though not in the best form have more experience in their side which is an advantage for them

Chennai Super Kings to win

  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bowl

Indian Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Delhi Capitals 9 7 2 0 0 14 0.921
Mumbai Indians 9 6 3 0 0 12 1.201
Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 6 3 0 0 12 -0.096
Kolkata Knight Riders 9 5 4 0 0 10 -0.607
Sunrisers Hyderabad 9 3 6 0 0 6 0.008
Kings XI Punjab 9 3 6 0 0 6 -0.262
Chennai Super Kings 9 3 6 0 0 6 -0.386
Rajasthan Royals 9 3 6 0 0 6 -0.778
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 0.921 9 7 2 0 0
12 1.201 9 6 3 0 0
12 -0.096 9 6 3 0 0
10 -0.607 9 5 4 0 0
6 0.008 9 3 6 0 0
6 -0.262 9 3 6 0 0
6 -0.386 9 3 6 0 0
6 -0.778 9 3 6 0 0
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Match Preview

The 37th game of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals would be a very important one for both the sides. This might decide their fate for the rest of the tournament on whether they would be able to qualify for the playoffs. Both these sides have three wins from the nine games they have played so far in what has been a bad season in both the camps. 

Rajasthan Royals threw away another game from a winning position as they went down against the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets while the Chennai Super Kings as well failed to hold onto their nerves in the final moments of the game to win against Delhi Capitals after putting up a big score on the board. The stakes involved are high for both the teams at the moment and we expect to see a good contest between them. 

Teams Preview

Chennai Super Kings Preview

It has been a sorry state of affairs in the CSK camp as they have lost the last three out of four games. Their bowling attack looked clueless against an aggressive Delhi Capitals where they lost by 5 wickets in the last over. Skipper MS Dhoni hasn’t been in this situation before in the IPL with the Chennai franchise. He will have to lead from the front and make contributions with the bat for his side to win this game. 

Their batsmen did well in the last game and the side would be looking for a positive start from Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu have scored runs this season and this is good news for the team. It is the form of MS Dhoni which is bit of a concern right now. Ravindra Jadeja has done well with the bat but Dwayne Bravo is suffering from lack of form which is something he will need to get over for the side to win. 

Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar will need to get early wickets. This is something we haven’t seen so far in the season regularly. Their bowling attack has overall done badly as was in display during the last game. This is what needs to be fixed by the side as they will look for an improved bowling performance from the likes of Shradul Thakur, Jadeja and Bravo in this game. 

Best Batsman – Faf du Plessis     
Best Bowler – Sam Curran    

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI:

MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma

Chennai Super Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F du Plessis 58 47 6 2 123.4
A Rayudu 45 25 1 4 180
S Watson 36 28 6 0 128.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Chahar 4.0 1 18 2 4.5
S Curran 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
S Thakur 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Chahar 4.0 1 18 2 4.5
S Curran 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
S Thakur 4.0 0 39 1 9.75

Chennai Super Kings Actual Playing XI:

Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla, SR Watson, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals Preview

Steven Smith’s side seems to have lost clue on how to win games. For two games in a row they have managed to earn a defeat from the jaws of victory. They lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last game leaking 46 runs in the last three overs. A berth in the playoffs now seems a distant dream and the side will need to win this one by a big margin. They had defeated CSK earlier in the season and this should serve as a confidence booster. 

Their batting did well in the last game with Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes providing a good start. They will have to stick to their form in this game as well. Sanju Sampson seems lost after his initial brilliance in the season. Smith and Jos Buttler did well in the last game and shall be looking to take on Chennai’s bowlers in the middle overs. Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer add good hitting abilities down the order for the side. 

Jofra Archer has been the sole performer with the ball for the side but he too seems to have lost form in the last few games. Along with Shreyas Gopal he will have to strike early in this game. Jaydev Unadkat is looking completely out of rhythm for now and this is adding pressure on the bowling attack for the side. Karthik Tyagi and Rahul Tewatia need to assume additional responsibilities with the ball for the side. 

Best Batsman – Jos Buttler      
Best Bowler – Jofra Archer 

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Rajasthan Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith 57 36 6 1 158.33
R Uthappa 41 22 7 1 186.36
J Buttler 24 25 1 1 96
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Gopal 4.0 0 32 1 8
K Tyagi 4.0 0 32 1 8
R Tewatia 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Gopal 4.0 0 32 1 8
K Tyagi 4.0 0 32 1 8
R Tewatia 4.0 0 30 1 7.5

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

Steven Smith, AS Rajpoot, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, RV Uthappa, R Tewatia, S Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 26 0 mm. 5.57 k/h From: N 0%
03h 28 0 mm. 6.17 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 30 0 mm. 5.22 k/h From: NNE 0%
09h 31 0 mm. 6.21 k/h From: N 0%
12h 30 0 mm. 6.81 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 30 0 mm. 7.29 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 5.99 k/h From: N 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 5.66 k/h From: N 0%

Weather Conditions

The weather conditions would be perfect at Abu Dhabi where the skies would remain clear and dry during the game. Fast bowlers are likely to struggle on this wicket and batsmen will enjoy these conditions. A score in excess of 170 runs should be a good one on this surface for the side that bats first. 

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a big venue and perhaps the most challenging one to bat on in United Arab Emirates. The outfield is fast and this allows batsmen to score runs when they time the ball well. The conditions at this venue are tough for the fast bowlers. Spinners have done well as they can use the slowness on the surface to good use. 
 

Toss: To Bowl

We have seen the pitches slow down a bit in the last two games at this venue and batsmen are struggling to get going which hasn’t been the case in the two other venues. The last two games here have seen the sides chasing the total winning comfortably. The side that wins the toss is likely to opt for fielding first in this game. 

Winning Prediction

The two sides have been through a similar trajectory this season and currently share equal number of points. For Rajasthan Royals the problems seem to be on the mental side as the team has been losing games in the mind before play gets over in the field. They will have to fire in this game. Chennai Super Kings is an experienced side and they would require better performance from the bowlers who led them down in the last game. It is too close to call at the moment but CSK’s overall experience and ability to bounce back makes them favorites here.  

Chennai Super Kings to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee