IPL 2024, CSK vs RR: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to Head Records | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

May 11, 2024

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In the upcoming Match 61 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are poised to battle against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday (May 12).

In their recent outing, Chennai experienced a crushing defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans (GT), conceding by 35 runs. Similarly, Rajasthan’s previous match ended in heartbreak, as they suffered a narrow 20-run loss in a thrilling encounter against the Delhi Capitals (DC)

CSK vs RR: Head-to-Head Records:

Since the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, CSK and RR have locked horns a total of 28 times.
Their encounters have been characterized by fierce competition, with CSK holding a slight lead, securing victory in 15 matches, while RR have notched up 13 wins.
Over their recent six encounters, RR have maintained the dominance, with victorious in 5 games each.
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium, CSK have historically dominated, boasting a clear edge with six victories compared to RR’ 2.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Overview:

Throughout the season, CSK have encountered several challenges, yet they have persevered to remain contenders in the playoff race. Notably, their batting lineup has relied heavily on the contributions of their new captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has led from the front. Additionally, Shivam Dube and Daryl Mitchell have provided valuable support with the bat. In their recent encounter, suffered defeat against GT by 35 runs. With six wins and six losses from twelve games, CSK currently occupy the fourth position in the points table.

CSK’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against RR:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Daryl Mitchell
Shivam Dube
Ravindra Jadeja
Moeen Ali
MS Dhoni
Mitchell Santner
Simarjeet Singh
Maheesh Theekshana
Tushar Deshpande

Squad Characteristics:

At the top of the batting order, Rahane and Gaikwad offer steadiness and experience, while Mitchell and Dube contribute with power and adaptability in the middle overs. Jadeja and Moeen bring all-round capabilities to the team, making valuable contributions with both bat and ball. Dhoni’s wicketkeeping and finishing skills provide a strong foundation for the team’s performance.

In terms of bowling, Santner provides spin options, while Simarjeet and Deshpande lead the pace attack, utilizing their abilities to swing the ball and take crucial wickets. Theekshana adds variety to the bowling lineup with his spin bowling, using his variations to unsettle opposition batters.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Salary of Rajasthan Royals (RR) players; check out how much Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson earn

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Overview:

RR have showcased regal form in the 17th edition of the IPL, currently occupying the second spot in the points table with eight wins out of 11 matches. Their stellar performance thus far suggests that securing a playoff berth is well within their grasp, requiring just one victory from their remaining three fixtures. However, concerns have arisen regarding the effectiveness of their spin attack, featuring stalwarts Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin, whose bowling prowess has shown signs of waning with high economy rates in recent outings.

RR’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against CSK:

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson
Riyan Parag
Shimron Hetmyer
Rovman Powell
Dhruv Jurel
Ravichandran Ashwin
Yuzvendra Chahal
Sandeep Sharma
Trent Boult

Squad Characteristics:

Jaiswal and Buttler forge a formidable opening duo, renowned for their ability to ignite the innings with explosive starts. Sanju Samson lends stability to the middle order, anchoring the innings with his reliable batting. Parag and Hetmyer inject firepower and adaptability into the lineup, capable of accelerating the scoring rate when needed. Powell and Jurel bolster the batting depth, ensuring resilience during challenging phases of the game.

In the bowling department, the spin tandem of Ashwin and Chahal assumes a pivotal role, bamboozling batters with their guile and knack for taking crucial wickets. Sandeep and Boult headline the pace attack, utilizing their swing and seam movement to trouble opposition batters and maintain pressure on the opposition throughout the innings.

Also READ: IPL 2024 playoffs qualification scenario for CSK after their loss against GT

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