CSK v RR: Revealed - Who are the impact players nominated by CSK and RR for game 61 of IPL 2024

Updated - 12 May 2024, 03:12 PM

CSK vs RR (Credits: X)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be taking on each other in the 61st game of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024). The CSK vs RR match is scheduled to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Both teams will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last game. While CSK suffered a 35-run defeat against Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals lost the game against Delhi Capitals by 20 runs. CSK are currently at the fourth spot in the points table and are in no position to afford more slip ups. 

They have managed to win six of their 12 games so far and will be desperate to win their remaining two games to stay ahead of the pack in the playoffs race. A defeat today could very well end their chances of going to the playoffs and defending the title.

On the other hand, RR are all but assured of a place in the playoffs after winning eight of their 11 games so far. However, they will be desperate for a win today to not only seal their passage to the next round but also get back the winning momentum. The Sanju Samson-led side has lost its last two games and will be looking to get back to winning ways.

CSK vs RR: Impact players:

RR won the toss and opted to bat first. Speaking at toss, Sanju Samson said: "We would like to bat first. Looks like a decent wicket, don't expect any dew. Change of conditions and weather, got time to adapt to it. Need to give it all in this game. Need to stick to what has worked for us. Need to do our basic processes, just taking care of the controllables. Need to perform as a batsman, results have to go your way to feel happy. Jurel is back."

CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad said: "Dew is not a factor, doesn't matter we bat or ball first. The pitch will remain the same throughout the game. In these conditions you need to prepare mentally. We spoke about the areas we need to improve. You need to be in a good head space and deliver what's expected.

"We got the right balance, Rachin and I will open, Mitchell will bat at number 3. Theekshana comes in for Santner. Need to believe and back yourself. We want to win every game possible, you got to have the right mindset."

Impact players nominated by CSK and RR:

CSK: Ajinkya Rahane, Sameer Rizvi, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadhav Mandal, Mukesh Choudhury

RR: Rovman Powell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj

Playing XIs:

CSK: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal