A full balanced Rajasthan Royals team will look to start their IPL 2020 with a winning note:
Rajasthan Royals team will lock their horns against at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium against Chennai Super Kings on they will look to get their 2020 IPL campaign off to a winning start. Already CSK made the 1st match to its name by winning over defending champions Mumbai Indians but on Tuesday, they have to face a tough challenge in the form of Rajasthan Royals with Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, and Steve Smith.
In this edition, Rajasthan Royals appears to be a perfect blend of experience and youth with veterans Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Yashasvi Jaiswal. The inclusion of all-rounder Tom Curran and David Miller makes the Royals a powerful force.
In the CSK team, Ambati Rayudu, the star performer of last match proved that how the selectors of India made a big mistake for not taking him in the 2019 World Cup team. Apart from Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, all players of CSK are more confident this time and well prepared to face the Royals.
In the opening match, Jos Buttler is not playing which could mean that most probably Robin Uthappa opens the match with young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal. After that Miller, Smith, Samson, and Curran are there in the middle order. Shreyas Gopal and Parag may take the spin responsibility while Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer will take care of pace bowling.
Probable XI: Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (Wk), Steve Smith (C), Tom Curran, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat
Chennai Super Kings:
After the resulting COVID-19 negative, most probably Ruturaj Gaikwad replaces Murali Vijay, who could not be involved to accommodate Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson at the top order. Another CSK powerhouse, Dwayne Bravo is not recovered yet from his injury. In this match, Sam Curran will play on the opposite of his brother Tom Curran in this match.
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Stats and Trivia
– In the previous five games, CSK Vs RR, CSK defeated RR by 4-1.
– For CSK, Watson requires only 43 runs to complete his 1000 IPL runs while Rayudu needs 45 runs to acquire this record.
– In IPL, Smith has dismissed by Jadeja five times, the maximum by any paceman.