CSK became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season with victory in their previous game over Sunrisers Hyderabad. MS Dhoni’s side have acquired 18 points and are currently on a 4-match winning streak in the UAE leg.
Sanju Samson’s team, on the other hand, have lost their last three matches. RR, who are placed seventh in the points table, have 4 wins in 11 games; a loss on Saturday would virtually end their playoffs dreams.
CSK have a dominating head-to-head record over RR. The 3-time titleholders have defeated the inaugural champions in 15 matches and have conceded losses in 9 encounters.
Moeen Ali starred in CSK’s victory over Samson’s team earlier in the season at the Wankhede. The left-hander scored 26 runs off 20 balls, before picking a three-wicket haul while conceding only 7 runs with his off-spin.
IPL 2021, Match 47: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report
Rajasthan Royals win the toss and elect to first against Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan Royals have made 5 changes to their lineup from the previous match while CSK have rested Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar to get in Sam Curran and KM Asif.
IPL 2021, Match 47: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Playing XI Details:
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI:
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C,Wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(C,WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood