The Chennai Super Kings are one of the three teams the Rajasthan Royals defeated in this season.
The 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
In a tournament like the IPL, it doesn’t take much to slip away in the sand. Over the course of 14 games, teams have got to be as consistent as possible to ensure a spot in the top four. However, that hasn’t been the case for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) unfortunately. At this point in the tournament, both the teams are struggling with only three wins in five games.
With five more games left for them, they have got to turn things around quickly. In their respective last games, both these sides have got themselves to blame for the losses. While Jaydev Unadkat threw it away by conceding 25 in the penultimate over against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Ravindra Jadeja failed to defend 17 runs off the final over against Delhi Capitals (DC). It is a wonderful opportunity for both these teams to bounce back and stay alive in the tournament.
CSK vs RR Weather Report for Match 37:
The temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius at the start of the game and will fall to around 30 degrees as the evening progresses.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi is a sporting one. Batsmen can score comfortably against the new ball. Pacers have picked more wickets at this venue while the spinners have managed to be more economical.
Average first innings score:
167 (At this venue till Match 32)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 6, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Dwayne Bravo was injured during the last game and didn’t bowl the final over. He is uncertain for this match.
CSK vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo/Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
Lungi Ngidi, N Jagadeesan, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.
Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.
David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Jayden Unadkat/Varun Aaron.
CSK vs RR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Faf du Plessis is the highest run-scorer for CSK this season with 365 runs in 9 games at an average of 52.
Steve Smith played a fine knock for his team against RCB and mustered 57 off 36 balls.
Robin Uthappa opened the innings in the last match and impressed everyone right away with a 22-ball 41.
Jofra Archer went wicketless in the last game but has accounted for 12 wickets thus far in the season.
Shane Watson has been going well with the bat this year and scored 277 runs in 9 games at an average of 35.
Ambati Rayudu looked to be in great touch in the last game and raced his way to 45 off 25 balls. He scored 237 runs in 6 innings this season.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran
Vice-Captain Options – Steve Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Shane Watson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batters – Faf du Plessis (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (vc), Robin Uthappa
All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batters – Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Tewatia (vc), Ben Stokes (c)
Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat
Ben Stokes hasn’t yet fired with the bat this season and has been expensive with the ball too. He’s playing after a long time and seems to be still rusty. However, he could get going in the upcoming match.
Today’s CSK vs RR Probable Winners:
Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.