In the fourth match of the IPL 2020, the three time champions Chennai Super Kings are set to clash with the inaugural IPL title winners Rajasthan Royals. With the first three matches taking place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Sharjah is now all set to host their first match.

Chennai Super Kings opened their account in style by defeating the defending champions Mumbai Indians and ended their five match losing streak against Rohit Sharma and Co. CSK look a well settled team under MS Dhoni as always and will be looking forward to back to back wins which could do a lot of good to their momentum especially after the news of two star players Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulling out themselves from the team.

Rajasthan Royals on the other side seem in a distraught position as their key player Ben Stokes is still not with the camp owing to personal reasons. With Steve Smith still doubtful to play after showing delayed concussion symptoms from the blow he suffered during the England and Australia series only adds more pressure to the RR camp.

Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)

Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)

Match Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be clear throughout the day with no chances of rain. The temperatures are expected to hover around the 33-35 degrees range with humidity reaching up to 66%. In all, the match is expected to take place in clear and hot conditions.


The pitch in Sharjah will be much similar to the pitches used in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is expected to be an excellent pitch for the batsman but as seen before spinners will definitely start to dominate the proceedings once the pitch starts to hold up.

With the due expected to play a crucial role later in the evening. The team winning the toss will ideally look to chase.

Team News

Chennai Super kings have a well settled team now. Despite few of their star players pulling out they have managed to overcome the obstacles and find the best playing combination.

Rajasthan Royals on the other side have a lot of things to worry about. As per reports their captain Steve Smith is fully fit and is ready for gameplay. RR will be hoping the Australian can make it to the playing Xl with no problems. 

The young Indian sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal is likely to make his IPL debut.

Probable Playing Xl

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) - Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith(C), Sanju Samson(wk), David Miller, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande.

RR vs CSK Fantasy Team

Sanju Samson(wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Surran, Riyan Parag, Piyush Chawla, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer

Cricwizz fantasy Xl

Captain Picks: Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu

Sanju Samson 

Vice- Captain Picks: Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja

Faf du Plessis


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