Match Preview – CSK vs RR
The Match 12 of the VIVO IPL 2021 will see Chennai Super Kings go up against Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams have had similar fortunes with one loss and a victory in the two matches played so far. It will be interesting to see who will win today's CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match and move up in the IPL 2021 points table.
Chennai Super Kings came back strongly vs Punjab Kings on the back of a brilliant opening spell from Deepak Chahar. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals sneaked in through to the victory with the help of a cameo from Chris Morris at the end against Delhi Capitals. Both the teams will aim to continue the winning momentum with a win in today's IPL match.
Before we make CSK vs RR Today IPL Match Prediction, we take a look at what does the match has to offer:
CSK vs RR – Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
Chennai Super Kings
Lungi Ngidi is likely to be available for selection for CSK. However, with a win in the previous IPL match, CSK is unlikely to make any changes in their playing XI against Rajasthan Royals.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
RR's overseas players came to their rescue in the previous match against Delhi Capitals. Royals' bowling looks quite settled as well. With a win in the previous match, they are unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI against CSK.
Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
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CSK vs RR Head to Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
CSK won: 14
RR won: 9
No Result : 0
Dhoni’s men have had the better of Rajasthan Royals in the past. However, with newfound match winners, RR could prove to be a difficult team to counter. In the 23 matches so far, CSK has won 14 times while Rajasthan has come up trumps on nine occasions.
Players to Watch out for in CSK vs RR IPL match:
Chennai Super Kings’ batting looks solid with Faf du Plessis getting back in form. Suresh Raina and Moeen Ali will be vital players for the team during the middle overs. They are naturally attacking and can change the pace of the game. With the ball, Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran will lead the attack. They should be able to get some purchase with the new ball.
Rajasthan Royals will once again look towards their skipper Sanju Samson to lead them. He will look to repeat his heroics from the first match. David Miller will bat in the middle order for the Royals and can be dangerous with his power hitting. The all-around abilities of Chris Morris will also be something to keep an eye out for. Jaydev Unadkat will lead the bowling attack for the Royals.
CSK vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
Rajasthan Royals pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the last game to win against the Delhi Capitals. It was courtesy of David Miller and Chris Morris that Rajasthan managed to cross the line at the same venue. However, Chennai Super Kings ticked all the boxes with a good bowling effort coupled. With CSK looking more settled with their team combination, they are more likely to win Today's CSK vs RR IPL match on April 19.