Rajasthan Royals host Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Royals will look to get their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 campaign back on track when they take the field at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in what promises to be a cracker of a contest.
Chennai Super Kings have been flawless when it comes to playing at home. They have played four matches at Chepauk and won all four having figured out how to use the players effectively on the slow surface.
In the two matches they’ve played away, Delhi proved to be an easier task, but in Mumbai they were found short.
Now, CSK go on a four game away run and would look to find a perfect team balance for it.
Going by the IPL points table, the clash looks like a complete mismatch as RR are lying seventh on the table with just one win to their name while CSK sit a top with five wins under their belt.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals’ squad has shown promise but not been clinical enough to see the side home. They’ve played five matches and lost four for a miserable start to the tournament.
Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat need to step up and make themselves count a bit more to see RR move up from here.
Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer have been the consistent performers but the team needs more players to fire to get some much-needed wins.
Here are the playing 11 probables of both the teams:
RR playing 11: Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Prashant Chopra, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun
CSK playing 11: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.