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RR vs CSK, IPL 2020: Dhoni wins toss, choose captain & vice-captain

IPL 2020, RR vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in their second match of IPL 2020

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 23, 2020 8:46:57 am
IPL 2020, RR vs CSK LIVE: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith, who got hit on the head during net session before the first ODI in Manchester and missed the whole series on advice of Cricket Australia’s medical team, is all set to return to action during his team’s opening IPL contest against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday, having successfully recovered from the concussion injury sustained prior to ODI series against England.

Follow LIVE: IPL 2020, RR vs CSK Live Cricket Score Update

Chennai Super Kings would definitely start as favourites against Royals, who would be missing their premier all-rounder Ben Stokes for an unspecified duration and opener Jos Buttler for at least opening game due to quarantine rules.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain, wk), 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

Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande

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RR vs CSK Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Updates:

19:50 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI):

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat

19:50 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI):

Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

19:22 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Yashasvi Jaiswal gesture towards MS Dhoni


19:06 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Dhoni Wins Toss

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first.

19:04 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Toss Coming Up Next!

The captains are in the middle for the TOSS.

19:02 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Pitch Report:

The surface for tonight's game in Sharjah doesn't have the kind of grass that was there in the first three games of #IPL2020 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Kevin Pietersen's report: I can't predict any sideways movement. Once you get a pace of the wicket, you can score quickly.

19:01 (IST)22 Sep 2020
RR Team Update:

Rajasthan Royals will have skipper Steve Smith for tonight's game but they will be without Jos Buttler, who is still quarantined.

18:48 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Must Watch!

Steve Smith returns today-

18:38 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Key Battle Tonight


18:35 (IST)22 Sep 2020
18:20 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Chennai Super Kings:

Probable XI: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay,  Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

18:08 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Rajasthan Royals:

Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (c), David Miller, Sanju Samson (wk), Tom Curran, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron/Kartik Tyagi

18:04 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Head-to-head record

The two teams have faced each other 21 times in the IPL so far, and CSK holds a 14-7 head-to-head win/loss record over RR.

17:50 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Captain or Vice-captain

We will tell you 4 players who could be the captain or vice-captain of your team for the RR vs CSK IPL 2020 game. Ravindra Jadeja | Shane Watson | Sam Curran| Steve Smith 

17:47 (IST)22 Sep 2020
MS Dhoni nears milestones

Dhoni is just 5 hits away from 300 IPL sixess and will be the second Indian batsman after Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to achieve this feat. He is also three catches away to surpass Suresh Raina's tally of 102, putting him in the second spot, only behind Dinesh Karthik in the list of players with most catches in the IPL. MSD is four catches shy of 100 and five shy of leader Dinesh Karthik's tally of 101.

17:13 (IST)22 Sep 2020
16:42 (IST)22 Sep 2020
What is helping bowlers swing the ball in UAE?

Kiwi speedster Trent Boult feels that the humidity in UAE is helping the bowlers generate swing.

15:56 (IST)22 Sep 2020
From 145 kmph to 155 kmph...

How many wickets will Jofra Archer pick today?

15:03 (IST)22 Sep 2020
The best of RR vs CSK rivalry

Rajasthan Royals was the first team to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 under the leadership of former Australian spinner Shane Warne. Their opponent in the final of that edition? CSK. However, despite the initial stumble Chennai Super Kings went on to lifted the trophy three times over the years.

An IPL final to remember 

(Rajasthan Royals 164/7 beat Chennai Super Kings 163/5 by three wickets)

Yusuf Pathan imposed himself on the biggest stage, taking three wickets before smashing a scintillating 56, to help the Shane Warne-led Rajasthan pull off a last-ball thriller.


14:56 (IST)22 Sep 2020
CSK Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Lungi Ngidi

Smith is confident that Royals will get off to a good start. “Chennai and Mumbai both have been two really strong teams for a long time now. We obviously watched a bit of the game the other night, the Super Kings played really well to get over the line in the end. “Hopefully, we can put on a really good show and get our campaign off to a good start,” Smith said.