After Toss update:

CSK make one change: Mitchell Santner replaces Harbhajan Singh.

Rajasthan will bowl first.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir

Dream11 Team:

  • J Buttler(c)
  • A Rahane
  • S Samson
  • S Watson
  • B Stokes(vc1)
  • R Jadeja/M Santner
  • DJ Bravo(vc2)
  • J Archer
  • S Gopal
  • J Unadkat
  • I Tahir

We are going with more bowlers as pitch is expected to slow.

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Just In: M Santner can replace Harbhajan Singh in this game as S Fleming hinted that they will prefer M Santner if opposition team will have more right handers. Rajasthan team has very less left handers so Harbhajan will be risky.

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CSK TEAM NEWS:

SQUAD: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad

  • Lungi Ngidi and D Willey are rules out out of the tournament and hence will not play for CSK.
  • CSK played like a champion in first two game and shown to world that age is just a number, if you have skill they you can apply whenever you want.
  • They will not want to tinker with winning combination, so most probably they will stick with same combination.
  • Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are expected to open the inning of the team.Both are very talented batsman and are consistent performer. Watson just finished as highest run getter of PSL while Rayudu was the highest scorer of team in last season. Watson has played an destructive inning of 44 of just 26 balls on bowling supportive pitch which helps CSK to register their 2nd win.
  • Attacking batsman Suresh Raina will bat next. He is very stylish batsman and has good record in IPL.
  • MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav will bat next. Both are good hitters of ball. MS is a consistent performer while Jadhav is vey attacking batsman.
  • Ravindra Jadeja and DJ Bravo will do late hitting duty for the team. Bravo is good hitter of ball.
  • Deepak Chahar can bat also.
  • R Jadeja,Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh/M Santner will lead the spin attack of the team.All bowled well in last match. Both Harbhajan and Tahir took 3 wickets each in first match. Tahir is wicket taking bowler  of this format.
  • DJ Bravo,Deepak Chahar and Shadrul Thakur are expected to lead the pace attack .Deepak Chahar is known for his swing while Shadrul has good pace and bounce.
  • DJ Bravo is world known death bowler and is known for his variations.He changed the game scenario in last match with his death bowling by taking 3 wicket in his qouta of 4 overs.
  • Deepak Chahr generally bowls in first 10 overs while DJ Bravo generally bowls in last 8 overs.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS  TEAM NEWS:

SQUAD:Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi

  • Rajasthan Royuals is yet to open their winning account in this vivo IPL. They had lost their first two matches.
  • They were outperformed by SRH in previous match, where they have made a brilliant 198 but that was also not enough on that batting paradise pitch..
  • A Rahane and J Buttler will open the inning while Sanju Samson is expected to bat at 1 down. All are very technically strong batsman. Buttler is an attacking batsman and is in terrific form with bat  while Rahane and Samson are consistent performer of team. Buttler was highest scorer of team in last season.
  • Sanju Samso has scored brilliant century in previous match and shown to world what potential he has in himself and how destructive he can be.
  • Buttler scored 69 in first game, his performance at the top will matter a lot Rajasthan in this IPL.
  • Steve Smith and Ben Stokes will bat in middle order. Both are very talented batsmans.  Ben Stokes is very attacking batsman and is rated as 1 of the best allrounder of World while Smith is rated as one of the best batsman.
  • Rahul Tripathi and K Gowtham will do late hitting duty. Gowtham played many cameos last year.
  • Jofra Archer and S Gopal are also handy batsman.
  • Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer and  Ben Stokes will lead the pace attack of the team while D Kulkarni will assist them. Jofra Archer has raw pace and good amount of variation while Kulkarni and Unadkat are known for their swing and variations.
  • Ben Stokes has also good pace and bounce.He took 2 wickets in first while 1 in last match but he was expensive as well.
  • S Gopal and K Gowtham will lead the spin attack of the team. Both are well known bowler in domestic circuit. Gopal took 3 wickets in last match.

FANTASY CRICKET TIPS:

  • In wicketkeeper J Buttler and Dhoni are good but by seeing the batting position you can prefer J Buttler in your team.

PITCH CONDITION::

MA Chidambaram Stadium,Chennai

Pitch is expected to be spinner friendly as CSK team is filled with spinners.

Total matches 2
Matches won batting first 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 174
Average 2nd Inns scores 174
Highest total recorded 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Highest score chased 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest score defended 167/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs IND

PROBABLE 11 OF RR:

Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson,Steven Smith, , Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi ,K Gowtham,  Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni/M Lomrar

PROBABLE 11 OF CSK:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh/M Santner, Imran Tahir

IMPORTANT PLAYER OF RAJASTHAN :

  • Ajinkya Rahane (capt),
  • Jos Buttler (wk),
  • Steven Smith,
  • Sanju Samson,
  • Ben Stokes,
  • K Gowtham,
  • Jofra Archer,
  • Jaydev Unadkat,

IMPORTANT PLAYER OF CSK :

  • Shane Watson,
  • Suresh Raina,
  • MS Dhoni (C&WK),
  • Ambati Rayudu,
  • Dwayne Bravo,
  • Ravindra Jadeja,
  • M Santner( risky but can play this match)
  • I Tahir
  • Shadrul Thakur

CHOICES OF C AND VC:

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Jos Buttler (wk),
  • Ben Stokes
  • S Samson
  • Shane Watson,
  • S Raina
  • DJ Bravo
  • I Tahir

DREAM 11 TEAM: THIS IS THE TEAM WHICH I WILL PREFER FOR MYSELF.IF YOU LIKE THIS TEAM THEN GO WITH IT OTHERWISE MAKE YOUR TEAM ON BASED OF INFO PROVIDED:

Dream11 Team:

  • J Buttler(c)
  • A Rahane
  • S Samson
  • S Watson
  • B Stokes(vc1)
  • R Jadeja
  • DJ Bravo(vc2)
  • J Archer
  • S Gopal
  • J Unadkat
  • I Tahir

Champclash Team:

  • J Buttler(c)
  • A Rahane
  • S Samson
  • S Watson
  • B Stokes(vc1)
  • R Jadeja
  • DJ Bravo(vc2)
  • J Archer
  • S Gopal
  • J Unadkat
  • I Tahir

Ballebaazi Team:

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  • J Buttler(c)
  • A Rahane
  • S Samson
  • S Watson
  • B Stokes(vc1)
  • R Jadeja
  • DJ Bravo(vc2)
  • J Archer
  • S Gopal
  • J Unadkat
  • I Tahir

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