Can the Royals continue their momentum against the Super Kings?
CSK will win the match
|Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||0||0||10||1.263|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||0||10||-0.171|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||0||4||-0.494|
IPL has come under the COVID cloud with a match being postponed due to positive cases of players in the KKR squad. And few of the support staffs in the CSK camp were too tested positive recently. Rajasthan Royals made a good comeback in their last game to win comfortably by 55 runs against SRH. CSK lost their last game against MI in a thrilling last ball encounter. They would be looking to win this match and return to winning ways and move to the top of the table. We can expect a high scoring close contest between these two teams in this match.
Jos Buttler`s superb 124-run knock took Rajasthan Royals to the highest score of 220 runs this season. Sanju Samson (48 runs) played a vital hand sharing a 150-run partnership alongside Buttler. David Miller and Riyan Parag scored some quick runs in final overs to boost their total.
Mustafizur Rahman and Chris Morris toppled the opposition batting line-up as they took 3 wickets each in the game. Karthik Tyagi was impressive in his first game with figures of 1/32. Rahul Tewatia and Chetan Sakariya were a touch expensive but never allowed the momentum to shift in the opposition`s favour last night.
Top players to bet on:
Jos Buttler– Buttler scored 32 runs off 32 balls in first 10 overs and then charged to 94 runs off his next 32 balls last game. He played a calculated knock and will be high on confidence coming into this match.
Chris Morris – Morris has surged to the joint second position in wickets table with 14 scalps this season. He is handy batsmen at the lower order who can smash massive sixes. We expect him to provide an all-round performance in this match.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Faf Du Plessis (50 runs) and Moeen Ali (58 runs) shared a massive 108-run partnership after the early wicket of Gaikwad. After a couple of quick wickets, Ambati Rayudu set out for a blitz with 72 runs off 27 balls with 8 sixes. They finished with a massive 218/4 in their 20 overs. They will hope Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni get some much needed game time in this match.
Deepak Chahar had some issues with his fitness and bowled his 4 overs on a trot last game. Sam Curran was impressive with his figures of 3/34 and executed his Yorkers to perfection in death overs. Lungi Ngidi and Shardul Thakur were taken for runs at over 19 RPO last game. Ravi Jadeja and Moeen Ali bowled in the middle overs and provide crucial breakthroughs.
Top players to bet on:
Faf Du Plessis – Faf has been sublime form scoring 320 runs at a strike rate of 145+. He has scored 4 fifty+ scores on a trot and will look to extend the streak in this match too.
Sam Curran – Curran has 9 wickets at an economy of nearly 9 RPO so far. He has taken the tough job of bowling in the powerplay and death overs for the team. His batting has been under-utilized so far.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar
|F du Plessis||50||28||2||4||178.57|
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||2.83 k/h||From: NE||75%|
|03h||30||0 mm.||3.32 k/h||From: ESE||66%|
|06h||35||0 mm.||1.69 k/h||From: ESE||70%|
|09h||40||0 mm.||1.65 k/h||From: W||34%|
|12h||40||0 mm.||3.43 k/h||From: WNW||40%|
|15h||36||0 mm.||3.31 k/h||From: NNE||24%|
|18h||33||0 mm.||4.85 k/h||From: E||18%|
|21h||31||0 mm.||4.56 k/h||From: ESE||75%|
Delhi has a partly cloudy weather with good conditions to play. Dew might come into play in the second innings and bowlers will struggle to grip the ball effectively.
Delhi Pitch has been a graveyard for the bowlers so far this season with scores over 200+ runs scored more often. Batsmen will look to go hard on the bowlers in all points of the game in this match. We expect a run feast of 200+ runs in this match too.
MI chased down 219 runs on this track and no target is safe at this venue. Both captains will look to chase down the total at this venue.
CSK`s batting has gone from strength to strength with different players performing for the team in each match. Their depth gives the top order freedom to express themselves while RR relies heavily on Buttler and Samson to make big scores. CSK` bowlers came under the pump last night but will look to bounce back in this match while RR lack an effective fourth seamer and spinner in their playing XI. We expect CSK to win this contest owing to their better form, balance, depth, and team composition.
CSK will win the match