Second bottom at the table, Rajasthan Royals will host league leaders Chennai Super Kings in the 25th match of the IPL 2019. This game is very important for Rajasthan Royals to bring their season back on track, while Chennai will want to inch closer towards the playoff spot. Rajasthan have only won one games in five so far, while Chennai have only lost one in six. In this RR vs CSK preview, we will cover the team news, predicted 11, telecast details, pitch report, dream 11 team, and possible star performers of the game.
Let us have a look at the RR vs CSK preview
- Venue – Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur
- Date & Time – 11th April, 8PM IST & 2.30PM (GMT)
- Pitch report – spin friendly wicket
- Telecast – Starsports (India) and Hotstar for online streaming
RR Team News
Shreyas Gopal has been the only consistent bowler for the Royals. Jofra Archer has delivered in bits and a lot more is expected from him. Sanju Samson’s absence have really caused problems as he was in great form in the matches he played. Steve Smith has made some runs but not with a good strike rate, which is also a matter for concern for the RR middle-order. Jos Buttler will once again be the man to provide a good start to the home side.
CSK Team News
Faf Du Plesis comeback have made CSK’s batting even more formidible. The bowling department has been really great with Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir picking up regular wickets. Shane Watson’s form could be an area of concern for MS Dhoni’s side with the Aussie opener not been in his fluid best. Raina & Rayadu also need to play big knocks and ease the pressure on the captain.
RR Predicted Lineup
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham/Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Sudhesan Midhun, Dhawal Kulkarni
CSK Predicted Lineup
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Dream 11 Prediction
RR vs CSK Dream 11 Team
J Buttler, S Smith, S Raina, A Rayadu, Du Plesis, R Jadeja, B Stokes, K Gowtham, S Gopal, I Tahir, H Singh
Captain & Vice Captain Choices
- J Buttler
- I Tahir
- K Gowtham
- S Gopal
- R Jadeja
- B Stokes