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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 68 – Rajasthan vs Chennai- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Reports & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 19, 2022

Rajasthan will take on Chennai in the 68th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The encounter is an all-important one for Rajasthan as they eye a top two finish in the points table, while Chennai will play for pride. The match will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on the 20th of May. Rajasthan currently stands third in the points table with eight wins in 13 games. On the other hand, Chennai stands ninth with four wins in 13 games.

Team Updates

Rajasthan

Rajasthan will be eager to get a win under their belt in their final encounter of the league stage. With the win, the Sanju Samson-led side will qualify for the playoffs and also book a slot in the Qualifier 1. The team is coming out of a win in their last game against Lucknow. They will be high on confidence going into the match against Chennai. Despite a good season, Rajasthan batters have not been very consistent.

Jos Buttler, who has had a fantastic season, has also faded in recent games. He must regain his form ahead of the playoffs. Shimron Hetmyer, who missed a couple of games for the team, might return to the playing XI in place of James Neesham. Rajasthan would not look to make any other change to the team.

Players to watch out for

Jos Buttler- Jos Buttler has been a great contributor to the team. However, his form has faded in the last few games. He would like to regain his form and perform better. He has scored 627 runs at an average of 52.25 this season.

Yuzvendra Chahal- Yuzvendra Chahal has been the most consistent player for the Rajasthan team. He has found ways to take wickets frequently. He has taken 24 wickets in 13 games at a strike rate of 13. Chahal has also been extremely conservative, having an economy rate of 7.76.

Probable Playing XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

Chennai

The MS Dhoni-led team has already been eliminated from the playoff race and they will compete for dignity in the encounter. The men in yellow haven’t been at their best this season but they’d like to finish on a high note. The team is coming out of two heavy defeats in their last two games. They’d like to turn that around in the last match.

The team gave a few young players a chance to play in the last game against Gujarat. Since they do not stand a chance to qualify, they wouldn’t mind giving them another chance. They would not look to make any changes to their playing XI.

Players to watch out for

Devon Conway- Devon Conway has been a great player for the Chennai team in the few matches that he has played. He has scored 236 runs at an average of 47.2 in six matches. The left-hander would like to maintain his form in their last game as well.

Narayan Jagadeesan- Narayan Jagadeesan got a chance to play in Chennai’s previous game. He played an impressive knock and scored 39 runs in the match. He will be keen on playing another good knock and get some much needed limelight.

Probable Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by Rajasthan Won by Chennai No Result
Overall 25 10 15 0
Last 5 Matches 5 3 2 0
Indian T20 League 2021 2 1 1 0

Pitch Report

The surface has lost its pace and spinners are enjoying their time here. Batters need to get set and play sensibly. It won’t be very easy to score on this ground and the team batting first will have a definite advantage.

Match Details

Date- 19th May 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar