Spectacular Saturdays are back and we have a great fixture lined up to follow a high-profile encounter between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
It's Rajasthan Royals against the already qualified Chennai Super Kings, a game that Sanju Samson and co. would want to clinch badly as their grip on their playoffs fortune seems to be slipping away.
MS Dhoni finished off CSK'S last game in style, ending any hopes left for Sunrisers Hyderabad. On the contrary, Rajasthan Royals were thwarted by Royal Challengers Bangalore as Virat Kohli and his men inched closer to cementing the third spot.
What do you think? Will Rajasthan make a statement by beating the favorites of this season or will Thala's CSK end another franchise's IPL ambitions?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Head to Head
Matches Played: 25, RR: 10, CSK: 15
Weather Conditions and Pitch
Rajasthan have a fit squad but they might make some changes considering the form of Chris Morris. David Miller's position in the 11 is also uncertain.
For CSK, we may see some changes as now they have the luxury of resting their senior players after becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. Sam Curran is likely to replace Dwayne Bravo. We may see Krishnappa Gowtham feature too.
Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(C & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo/ Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur/ Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
The Chennai openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are must-picks as the duo have the most runs scored as a pair. Both of them are in exquisite form.
Sanju Samson and Evin Lewis are also in exemplary touch and if Rajasthan has a chance to win, it has to be one of them scoring big.
RR vs CSK Fantasy Team
Captain and Vice-captain Picks
Chennai Super Kings do look the better side on paper but Rajasthan Royals will be coming out all guns blazing as a loss here could put an end to their campaign this season. CSK's middle-order still remains to be a concern. While for the Rajasthan side, their skipper Sanju Samson will hold the key.
Cricwizz predicts Rajasthan Royals to win the match and climb to the 6th spot.
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