Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Ajinkya Rahane-led team have won four matches out of the ten they have played and thus are somehow still breathing in the tournament.
Royals would be donning the Pink jerseys to raise cancer awareness. Consequently, they would hope for a change in their fortunes with the change in their jersey colour.
On the other hand, Super Kings unit looks all set to make their way into final four of the tournament. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team have won seven matches out of the ten games they featured in so far.
The Chennai-based outfit would not only want to secure their playoffs berth but also they would like to end up in top two teams of the season.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson is in prime form in the ongoing season. The Australian all-rounder had scored a fine century in the last meeting with Rajasthan Royals.
Watson has scored 328 runs thus far in the season.
Ambati Rayudu is in the form of his life. The right-hander has scored 423 runs in the season.
Hence, Rayudu will like to keep his good show going in the tournament.
Suresh Raina has had a see-saw season thus far. The southpaw was expected to play a lead role in the batting department but hasn’t looked at his usual best thus far.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is batting at the top of his game. The Chennai skipper is timing the ball to perfection and he has announced his return with some great performance.
Dhruv Shorey had received his opportunity in the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
However, the young batsman wasn’t able to grab his chance. But he is expected to get another shot in the playing XI.
Super Kings death bowling heavily relies on the shoulders of Dwayne Bravo in particular. The Windies all-rounder has done a good job thus far with both bat and ball.
Ravindra Jadeja had done a fine job in the last match. The spinning all-rounder scalped three wickets and conceded only 18 runs in his quota of four overs.
David Willey had a good first outing while donning yellow in the last match. The English swing bowler took a solitary wicket and gave away just 24 runs in his quota of four overs.
Harbhajan Singh had also shown the value of experience in the last match.
The veteran spinner scalped two wickets and conceded only 22 runs in his allotted four overs.
Lungisani Ngidi is enjoying his time since he is drafted into the last XI.
The South African speedster has hit the paddle running after coming into the Chennai team.
Deepak Chahar is expected to return to the playing XI. The fast bowler was seen practising in the nets session. Chahar had impressed in his earlier outings.
He would be crucial for Chennai Super Kings in the impending games.