IPL 2021 – RR VS CSK |Match Preview | Key Players | Stats | Dream 11 Prediction | Pitch Report

Match number 47 in IPL 2021 will see Rajasthan Royals up against three times IPL winner Chennai Superkings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The match will be played on October 2nd. This will be second match of the doubleheader Saturday.

CSK are at the top of the points table with 9 wins in 11 games. They have already qualified for the play-offs while Rajasthan Royals are struggling badly once again and are at the second-last position with only 4 wins in 7 games. 

CSK

Chennai Super Kings came back very strongly in IPL 2021 and are the first team to have officially qualified for the play-offs. Their batters and bowlers both are in excellent form and it is reflecting in their position in the points table. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have been outstanding at the top of the innings while Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, and Moeen Ali have performed really well with the bat too. Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, and DJ Bravo have been in red-hot form as well. CSK are looking very balanced as a team.

RR

Rajasthan Royals are again struggling to perform after winning their initial few matches. Their batting has been very inconsistent while bowling has been very poor too. Sanju Samson has been the only consistent batsman for RR while Mustafizur Rahman has done well especially in the second-leg. Chris Morris is having a horrible time with the ball. Rajasthan Royals as a unit is looking in a pretty bad shape. Their play-offs chances are very slim and it’ll depend on how they play in the remaining games.

Key Players

Chennai Super Kings

  • Faf du Plessis is the third-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021. He has 435 runs in 11 games at an average of 48.33 and striking at 138. Faf has been excellent at the top and CSK will expect him to continue his good form.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in terrific touch as well. The young opener has 407 runs in 11 innings and has been one of the main batters for CSK this season and will be a very crucial player as well. 
  • DJ Bravo has regained his bowling form and has been one of the best bowlers for CSK in the UAE leg. He has 11 wickets in 7 games. Bravo is picking wickets for fun and will be a key player in this game for CSK.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has been exceptional with his all-round abilities. He has scored 179 runs at an average of 59.66 striking at 146. Jadeja has won 2 games single-handedly with his batting. He has 8 wickets to his name as well. 
  • Shardul Thakur has been in good form with the ball as well picking 11 wickets in 11 games. He has a knack of picking crucial wickets and that too when the team needs it the most. Thakur is handy with the bat too.

Rajasthan Royals

  • Sanju Samson is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021. He has 452 runs in 11 games at an average of 50.22 and striking at 144.25. Samson has shown consistency this season but his team has failed to do the same. 
  • Mustafizur Rahman is in great form with the ball. He has 13 wickets in 11 games only Mustafizur has looked to be a reliable bowling option for RR in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
  • Evin Lewis scored 100 runs in 3 innings at an average of 33 and striking at 161. Lewis is one of the most destructive T20 openers and RR will expect him to continue his form. 
  • Chetan Sakariya has impressed everyone in his debut season. He has 11 wickets in 11 games. He swings the new ball both ways and will be a key part of the RR bowling lineup. 

 

RR VS CSK Head to Head

First leg game between these two teams was won by CSK. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai won that match by 45 runs. No CSK batter converted their starts into big scores but contribution from every player took Team’s total to 188. For RR, Chetan Sakaria picked up three wickets. No RR batsman gave support to Jos Buttler as he fought alone on one end. He scored 49 runs in 35 balls. Royals failed to chase the target and ended up on 143-9 in 20 overs.

  • RR VS CSK Head to Head
    • RR – 9
    • CSK – 15

Pitch Report

This match will be played in Abu Dhabi. The pitch here is a little bit on the slower side. Scores of 150-160 is a good total on this pitch. Pacers will get good bounce with the new ball while spinners will be crucial due to the big dimensions of the ground. 

SQUADS

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Liam Livingstone, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips, Glenn Phillips, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis.

CSK

Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c), Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore

Probable Playing XI

RR – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk),  Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

CSK – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran/Josh Hazlewood.

Dream 11 Prediction  RR VS CSK

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Vaibhav Mukhija
Not a professional player but cricket is like life to me. An ardent Sachin Tendulkar & Rohit Sharma fan. Sitting in front of TV ,Watching cricket for hours has been my life for last several years. Love to read , write about the sport I love.

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