Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Key Players Battles Preview:
RR vs CSK Key Players Battles: The Rajasthan Royals will try everything they can in their final league game to score a win over Chennai Super Kings. A win will ensure them a spot in the top two. It will then ensure them two shots at making it to the finals. They will be up against the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings. The Royals will look to take down the Super Kings in this all-important game.
We Look at The RR vs CSK Key Players Battles In This Match:
#1 Jos Buttler vs Mukesh Choudhary
The RR opener is going through a lean patch in the last few games. Jos Buttler still leads the orange cap race (627 runs). But he has gone off the boil in the second half of the tournament. He had scored 3 centuries in the first seven games. It was expected that he might break Virat Kohli’s 973-runs record.
But a dip in form has caught up with the T20 genius. He will be keen to get back into the business in the final league game. Mukesh Choudhary will test Buttler in the powerplay. The CSK seamer has got the better of many batsmen this season. It will be a fascinating contest to watch!
#2 Sanju Samson vs Matheesha Pathirana
CSK handed a debut to Matheesha Pathirana in the last game. The youngster was pretty impressive in his first game. He got the wicket off the first ball to dismiss Shubman Gill. His slinging round-arm action reminds everyone of a certain Lasith Malinga. He will be eyeing up the battle against RR captain, Sanju Samson. CSK is one of the teams against whom Samson holds a great record. He will be keen to continue the good run in this all-important game.
#3 Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Trent Boult
Trent Boult got his mojo in the last game against LSG. He was right on the money from ball one. Boult is someone who has a terrific record against right-handers, especially in the powerplay. Ruturaj Gaikwad is someone who is susceptible to swinging early in his innings. He has battled hard this season to find a consistent run of scores. Gaikwad will be eager to end the season on a bang. But for him to be successful, he has to counter the Boult threat.
#4 Moeen Ali vs Yuzvendra Chahal
CSK’s spin destroyer in chief last season failed to live up to the promise this season. Moeen Ali’s failure to get going this season has pegged CSK back big time. It was his ability to strike right from ball one that uplifted CSK’s run-scoring in the middle overs. He will be the one who will be tasked with the duty to attack Yuzvendra Chahal.
The RR spinner has been on a roll this season. He leads the purple cap race with 24 wickets. Chahal will be eager to add a few more wickets to his kitty. He will be pumped to dismiss Moeen Ali, who is one of the better players of spin in the league.