Two teams with the contrasting story thus far will face each other at Jaipur. Rajasthan Royals would host Chennai Super Kings and would like to avenge their defeat earlier this season. It was a close game and unfortunately, Rajasthan lost it by 8 runs while chasing a total of 176 runs. Read on the complete IPL match tips here.
If we see the points table, then this match between the two teams would be a complete mismatch. Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the table while Rajasthan Royals are second last in the table. The hosts have won only one game till now and that too against Royal Challengers Bangalore. These two teams have a rivalry which began when these two teams made a comeback to IPL.
IPL Match Tips Performance Check
Rajasthan Royals has not been able to perform their best. They have lost match whether at home or away. The only win came against the bottom team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
They have managed to perform well in pieces but it has not resulted in the favor of the team. We have seen good performances from Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Rahane, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, and Steve Smith but none of them has been able to convert to big ones.
This all may be due to slow and steady batting at the top which is successful in longer versions but not so T20s. Chennai might be susceptible to this kind of gameplay but Rajasthan needs to be patient.
Sanju Samson is expected to return to the team after missing back to back matches. If we see the team on paper and in terms of consistency then they are well off. We need to hold our nerves and watch when they clash with the table-toppers.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings are on a roll and are proving why they are the defending champions. Dhoni has made some valuable changes to the team as per the surface. They have played flawlessly thus far and experience is the key role in the team.
Injury to Bravo was a big blow to the team but the way Scott Kuggleijn has performed has impressed everyone. They have a strong bowling line-up with the likes of Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, and Harbhajan Singh.
Overall Chennai has won all the matches at their home and surfaces similar to their home pitch which is favorable to the spinners. It would important to see how the team responds to the Jaipur pitch which is a lot different.
Head to Head Tipster
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings have met 21 times in the past with Chennai winning 13 matches and Rajasthan winning 8. Chennai has beaten Rajasthan on the previous occasion in this season.
IPL Match Tips Team
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra/Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun/Varun Aaron
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather will not hinder the match. Pitch is expected to remain the same throughout and is likely to be high scoring game.
Toss Prediction Tips
The team winning the toss might like to field first as the team batting second has won both the matches this season.
IPL Match Tips
Problems have started to rise for Rajasthan Royals with qualification scenarios closing down. With most of their international players leaving by month end or the start of next month, they need to start winning the matches. They need to make a couple of changes to their side. Both teams are in balance on paper and Chennai Super Kings are the favorites for this match.