MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings face a tough test by the Rajasthan Royals in Chepauk.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at his MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.
CSK lost to the Gujarat Titans by five wickets in the opening match of the tournament, but came home with a 12-run victory over the Lucknow Supergiants. The four-time IPL winning team defeated the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
Meanwhile, RR started their campaign with a 7-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, but were defeated by the Punjab Kings by 5 runs. The early champions bounced back by beating Delhi Capitals by 57 runs.
CSK vs RR, IPL 2023 match 17
Wednesday, April 12th
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
7:30:00 p.m. IST
Rajasthan Royals team news
Strong openings for Jos Butler and Yashas Vijayswal His pair face a quality ‘spin test’ on the tricky Chepauk pitch. England’s white-ball skipper and his young Indian partner have both scored for half a century, with Butler scoring at his healthy 180.95 and Jaiswal his 164.47.
However, two of his three games the Royals have played so far have been in Guwahati. The Hyderabad circuit was also weighted in favor of the batsmen. And suddenly they come to Chennai where they can grab the ball and it slows down as the game goes on. Toss is always an important factor in Chennai.
In particular he had Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner active in his Chepauk and he was bowling around 10 if not 12 overs. The match can be won or lost there.
Three veteran CSK fighters, in three games he took 11 wickets, but more importantly their saving percentage was quite impressive.
Chennai Super Kings Team News
However, CSK is without his Chahar Deepak, who is expected to retire from the tournament due to another left hamstring injury.
It will be a big question whether Dhoni prefers the unpredictable but fast Rajvardhan Hungagekar or the sharp Simajjit Singh.
On the batting side, the team put in a strong performance, with experienced Ajinkya his Lahane showing that he can score quickly in his CSK debut, and spinners Jadeja and Santner performing well.
Add Ruturaj Gaikwad’s strong run to the lead, and CSK have an impressive batting lineup. However, they will be playing against an equally well-endowed Royals team. Tomorrow promises to be an interesting clash, with both sides clashing hard and the blame on the bowlers who seize the moment.
Full team:Chennai Super Kings:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c&wk), Devon Conway, Ruthraj Gaiquad, Ambati Rayudu, Moen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Sisanda Magala, Sivam Dube, Dwayne Pretorius , Ahei Mandal, Nishant Sindhu, Rajvardhan Hangagekar, Mitchell Santner, Subhanshu Senapati, Simajjit Singh, Matheetha Patilana, Mahesh Tekshana, Baghas Verma, Prashant Solanki, Sheikh Rashid , Tushal Deshpande.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Dhruv Jorel, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, M Ashwin, KM Asif, K C Cariappa, Donovan Ferreira , Devdutt Padikkal, Obey McCoy, Joe Root, Kuldeep Sen, Akash Vashist, Kuldip Yadav, Adam Zampa, Abdul Basith.
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