Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur in Match 43 of Indian Premier League
With the fight for the fourth position in the Playoffs warming up, Rajasthan Royals handed a triumphant corner over their past amusement when they vanquished Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs. Presently with an opportunity to get over into the dispute for a main four complete in the round robin recreations, the Ajinkya Rahane-drove side will have MS Dhoni-drove Chennai Super Kings. A win for Rajasthan Royals will see them getting to 10 Points in 11 Games, same as Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, and will make them the third group which will be competing for the fourth position in the table. Chennai Super Kings, then again, will hope to win and seal a Playoff billet for themselves.
Jos Buttler has been in tremendous form for Rajasthan Royals as he has scored three consecutive fifties for the franchise in past three games. He has rose to become the first-choice opener for the team and his blistering knock of 85 only adds credit to his batting prowess. He will be the key player for RR against CSK.
Rajasthan Royals have had not the best season. After a string of three consecutive defeats, they managed to find a lifeline in their previous encounter, as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs. Now, they need to continue this new found confidence, that has stemmed from the supreme form in which the opening batsman Jos Buttler has been in the past three matches, and push towards making it through the play offs. Results in past three matches: DD vs RR (Loss by 4 runs, DLS); KXIP vs RR (Lose by 6 wickets); RR v KXIP (Won by 15 runs)
An exciting prospect for MS Dhoni's fans once again as Chennai Super Kings will travel to Jaipur to square head against Ajinkya Rahane-led side. The equation for both the teams are very different. While CSK are almost certain of making it through the Playoffs, they need a win to cross the line today itself. On the other end, for RR, after a much-need 15-win victory over Kings XI Punjab, the situation still looks slightly bleak. They need to win to make the battle for the top four team in the table a three-way contest between RR, MI and KKR. But a win against CSK, will not come easy, skipper Rahane will be wary of the fact.