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RR vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 4

In the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals managed to beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as many as three times. But from there on, CSK, led by MS Dhoni, have come out trumps in 14 out of 19 matches. And it’s pertinent to note that the Royals have never beaten the Super Kings at a neutral venue. In recent times, it’s CSK, who have dominated them largely.

The two teams are now set to lock horns at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 22. Dhoni’s men are already brimming with confidence after their five-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). The Royals couldn’t make the playoffs last time around and Steve Smith and Co would be desperate to get off to a winning start, though the task won’t be easy.Advertisement

Pitch and Conditions 

The pitch in Sharjah is generally excellent for the batsmen. But bowlers, especially spinners, will also have their say. Hence, the batsmen should be careful before going for risky strokes. The numbers also suggest that the team, batting second get a whole lot of advantage. The conditions will be warm with the temperature around 34 degrees Celsius. Dew may not play a massive part.

Playing Combinations for RR vs CSK

Rajasthan Royals

Probable XI

Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI

Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

Probable Top Performers for RR vs CSK

Robin Uthappa– Rajasthan Royals

After being released by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Robin Uthappa would be hoping to show his class for Smith’s Royals. He has played 21 matches against the Super Kings, scoring a decent 538 runs at an average of 31.65 with a strike-rate of 135.52. He also has three half-centuries with a top-score of an unbeaten 80. He is expected to hold the key for RR, batting at the top of the order.

Shane Watson– Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson may not have performed against MI, but he is too good a player to be bogged down for a long period of time. Also, his numbers against the Royals are promising. In four matches since 2018, the right-hander has 158 runs against them at an average and strike-rate of 39.50 and 150.48 respectively. He also has a century against them and the Royals can’t afford to undermine him.

Head to Head

Overall

Played- 22 | CSK won- 14 | RR won- 8 | N/R- 0

At neutral venues (outside India)

Played- 3 | CSK won- 3 | RR won- 0 | N/R- 0

Average first innings score: 156 (During PSL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 9, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.

Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.

RR vs CSK IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions

Fantasy Suggestion #1: MS Dhoni, Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Riyan Parag, Deepak Chahar, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal

Captain: Steve Smith, Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja, Riyan Parag, Deepak Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal 

Captain: Shane Watson, Vice-Captain: Steve Smith

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