Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns in Match 47 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajasthan have had a tough time so far in the tournament. They have secured victory in just one game from the four that they have played in the UAE leg so far. The team was completely outplayed by RCB in their last match.
Chennai, on the other hand, have had a splendid run this season. The team has won all four matches of the second half so far. In the last match, they emerged triumphant against Hyderabad by restricting the team to 134 runs and winning the match by six wickets.
After the victory against Hyderabad, Chennai confirmed their spot in the play-offs. They comfortably placed at the top position of the points table with 18 points to their account. For Rajasthan, every game is important from here to fancy their chances of making it to the top four. It will be a fascinating contest for the on-lookers.
The pitch is expected to be a balanced one. Spinners might get an edge on this surface of Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Chasing should be the way to go ahead.
Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Evin Lewis, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Bravo has been exceptional for Chennai Super Kings. He comes in handy with his excellent all-rounder abilities. In the last match, he picked up two important wickets for the team. He also possesses the ability to play the quick-fire knocks with the willow and sail the team from crunch moments.
Skipper Sanju Samson has been the one who has stood out for the side. He has held the fort of the side so far and will be keen on continuing their form. In the tournament so far, the keeper-batter has chipped in 425 runs at a healthy average of 50.22. He is the second-highest run-getter of the tournament and the side will pin hopes on him to perform well.