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CSK vs RR: Chennai opt to bat first

IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in Match 37 of IPL 2020

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 20, 2020 8:54:22 am
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR.

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals clash in the Indian Premier League with their eyes on the play-off spot. It is a blow for CSK as their influential all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out for at least a few days due to a groin injury. It was a nightmarish outing for CSK fielders against Delhi as they dropped Dhawan on 25 and 79, apart from failing to latch on to a half chance and a run-out opportunity, and Dhoni would certainly seek improvement in that department.

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RR also find themselves in a very difficult situation and desperately need to explore ways to close down games. One good thing for RR is the return to form of their skipper Steve Smith, who made 57 on Saturday, but star all-rounder Ben Stokes is yet to fire after having joined the team late. While Jos Buttler has not been consistent enough with the bat. Sanju Samson has been subdued after his early exploits while Robin Uthappa seems to have found some form at the top, scoring 41 off 22 balls against RCB. The Jofra Archer-led bowling attack looked ordinary in front of the marauding RCB batsmen.


Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma (Full Squad, Players List)

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer (Full Squad, Players LIst)

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CSK vs RR Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Updates:

20:42 (IST)19 Oct 2020

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood

19:05 (IST)19 Oct 2020
CSK opt to bat first

Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to bat. "We will bat first. It is a used wicket and chances are it may slow down as the game progresses. Dwayne Bravo won't be available for the next few games," said MS Dhoni after the coin toss.

18:30 (IST)19 Oct 2020
What are the predicted XIs?

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Ankit Rajpoot

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma/Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

18:15 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Where are the teams on the table?

CSK currently occupies the seventh position in the IPL 2020 points table with six points from nine outings, which include three wins and six losses. Meanwhile, RR is placed eighth in the standings due to lower NRR, having won three games and lost six.

17:50 (IST)19 Oct 2020
What's the head-to-head record?

The two teams have faced each other 22 times in the IPL so far, and CSK holds a 14-8 head-to-head win/loss record over RR. Earlier this season, RR (216/7 in 20 overs) beat CSK (200/6 in 20 overs) by 16 runs in Sharjah on September 22.

17:00 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Will Dhoni be able to silence his doubters?
16:30 (IST)19 Oct 2020
What are the approaching milestones?

  • This will be MS Dhoni’s 200th IPL match. He will become the first cricketer to achieve this feat. He needs respectively one dismissal and 6 runs to complete 150 IPL dismissals and 4000 IPL runs for CSK.
  • Faf du Plessis needs two catches to complete 50 IPL catches for CSK.
  • Steve Smith requires 3 fours and 21 runs respectively to complete 1000 IPL runs and 100 IPL fours for RR.
  • Jos Buttler needs 4 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes for RR.

15:31 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Pitch Report

In the previous matches in Abu Dhabi, dew has played its part and hasn’t as well. The conundrum over whether to bat first or chase in Abu Dhabi continues. Pacers have enjoyed some swing with the new ball although the change of pace and the ‘hard’ lengths have served them well in the second half of the innings.

15:04 (IST)19 Oct 2020
RR Probable XI:

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi and Ankit Rajpoot

14:43 (IST)19 Oct 2020
CSK Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma/Piyush Chawla and Lungi Ngidi

14:14 (IST)19 Oct 2020

Both CSK and RR have failed to live up to the expectations so far and are placed sixth and seventh on the points table in the eight-team competition. The two struggling teams have six points from nine games, but the defending champions are placed above on the net run rate.

13:29 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Shami wanted to bowl six yorkers in Super Over

"Shami was very clear he wanted to go six yorkers. He has been phenomenal, and keeps getting better every game. It is important that senior players win the games for the team," said KL Rahul after the match.

12:31 (IST)19 Oct 2020
WC 2019 final or MI vs KXIP?
12:22 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Sublime Rahul

In the regulation chase, Agarwal departed early. Nicholas Pooran was done in by a Bumrah bouncer at a crucial moment. But KL Rahul’s sublime 55-ball 77 kept KXIP in the game. And although the excellent Bumrah cleaned up Rahul with a 149kph yorker, the latter had done just enough to keep his team in the contest.

12:02 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Super Sunday: KXIP beat MI after 2 Super Overs

One Super Over was not enough to separate the two sides. In the first one, Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets for Mumbai Indians and conceded just five runs. Mohammed Shami matched the effort to ensure Kings XI Punjab stayed alive.

Players involved in the first Super Over couldn’t take part in the second. KXIP knocked off their victory target of 12 easily with Chris Gayle hitting Trent Boult for a six first ball and Mayank Agarwal sealing the deal with two boundaries.

11:43 (IST)19 Oct 2020
David’s heroics

For someone who has batted most of his career at the top of the batting order, Warner hardly struggled in his new role. Sunrisers required 18 from the last over, bowled by Andre Russell. When Warner got the strike, they needed 16 off five. The next three deliveries thundered to the ropes in typical Warner fashion. All shoulders and forearms. But off the last two, he managed just three, taking the match to the Super Over. His side was beaten, but the chase shed another dimension of Warner’s batting.

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11:09 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Super Sunday: Ferguson locks out Sunrisers

Seldom has a fast bowler ever influenced an IPL game as tellingly as Kolkata Knight Riders’ Lockie Ferguson against Sunrisers Hyderabad. As if his four astounding overs in regular time were inadequate, he delivered the perfect Super Over to enable his side to sneak in a victory that seemed distant before his intervention. Knight Riders had no hesitation in letting Ferguson, playing his first IPL match of the season. bowl the Super Over, and he killed the contest in three balls. The first, a good-length ball at pace, disarrayed David Warner’s stumps. The second, a short-of-length ball, was miscued for a brace. The third, a slightly fuller off-cutter, thumped Abdul Samad’s middle stump. The target of three was too measly for KKR to mess it up.

10:45 (IST)19 Oct 2020

With just five matches each remaining for both the teams, the road ahead is definitely going to be a tough and tricky one, and they know that they cannot afford any more lapses from hereon. Stay tuned for live updates from Dubai and Predicted Playing XI ahead of the IPL clash

Sailing in the same boat, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals lock horns in the Indian Premier League on Monday with the knowledge that any more slip-up could dash their slim play-off hopes.