Indian Premier League 2023: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – 17th Match Preview and Updates

The 17th IPL match will pit Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals at Chepauk. CSK returned to their home venue after four years when they defeated LSG in their previous appearance.

Both RR and CSK have won two of their three matches so far and will be looking to build on their success. Rajasthan Royals’ top two scorers are Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler.

Both openers have scored two fifties in their last three innings for the Royals. Furthermore, Riyan Parag and Hetmyer have shown a lot of promise in the lower middle order.

Ajinkya Rahane has emerged as a capable number three batsman for CSK. Rahane scored the fastest fifty of the IPL 2023 against MI in Mumbai. Chahar and the other pacers appear to be struggling at the moment, but the spinners, led by captain cool, MS Dhoni, can have a significant impact on the game.

The 17th Match between Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals will take place on April 12th, 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Match Details to Note

Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 17th Match, Indian Premier League 2023

Date: April 12, 2023 (Wednesday)                                              

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Chennai Super Kings (Match Odds – 2.00):


Following a loss to the Gujarat Titans, the 2021 champions responded with two straight victories. When the yellow army batted first, they posted a 200+ total on their home ground.

Such high scores are unusual at this venue, where the pitch is known to favor spinners. Moeen Ali took four wickets in that game, while Santner finished with one for twenty-one in four overs. Despite winning by 12 runs, the pacers were taken to the cleaners.

MS Dhoni faces a challenge with the pacers in his squad. Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande haven’t been playing well. Sisanda Magala picked 1 for 37 in his first IPL game against MI. The spinners, Jadja, Santner, and Moeen Ali, have been the key to the bowling team’s success.

The visitors have a strong batting lineup with an in-form top-order, and unless Chahar and Deshpande find their rhythm, the hosts risk being dominated. In the top three of this CSK batting order, look out for Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ajinkya Rahane.

If Shivam Dube’s strike rate does not improve quickly, he could become a headache for CSK. Ambati Rayudu is a dependable middle-order batsman who can hit the long ball and keep the run rate high. MS Dhoni also appears to be in good form and capable of making late-game runs.

Full Squad:

MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma

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Players to watch out for:

Ruturaj Gaikwad

The 26-year-old right-handed opener, has already hit two half-centuries in the tournament, with a best score of 92.

Mitchell Santner

The New Zealander can often be an unsung hero in any team, but he is always economical with his bowling and contributes valuable wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja

After dismissing Ishan Kishan, Talk Verma, and Cameron Green on Saturday, the bowling all-rounder was named Player of the Match.

Possible Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande

Rajasthan Royals (Match Odds – 1.90):


The Rajasthan Royals have carried their momentum and confidence from last season’s runner-up finish. Jos Buttler, their most successful batsman, has started the season with two fifties in three innings.

And his opening partner, the young Yashaswi Jaiswal, has also been in excellent form, scoring 60 points off 31 shots in the most recent game and 54 points off 37 shots in the season opener. Dhruv Jurel, another promising young batsman for Rajasthan Royals, made his IPL debut this year against Punjab Kings.

At number 8, the 22-year-old right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 32 off 15 balls on his debut. RR has a strong core of young Indian batters who are among India’s top emerging talents.

Riyan Parag and Devdutt Padikkal are two other middle-order batsmen to keep an eye on. Buttler, Jaiswal, and Samson at the top, on the other hand, will be responsible for laying the groundwork for the lower order to finish on a high note.

R Ashwin will be RR’s main spinner at this venue. In the power play, Boult has looked sharp with his swing bowling. Yuzvendra Chahal will be eager to take advantage of a spin-friendly pitch at Chepauk. Overall, the Rajasthan Royals are a potent combination of squad strength and current form. They will present the hosts with a difficult challenge.

Full Squad:

Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root

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Players to watch out for:

Jos Buttler

Despite not being fully fit in his last two innings, England’s white-ball captain is still averaging a very strong 50.67 from three games in the IPL 2023.

Yuzvendra Chahal

The spinner won the Purple Cap in the 2022 IPL, and his last game performance was very similar to last year, with figures of 3-27.

Trent Boult

The New Zealand left-arm opening bowler completed a hat-trick in the previous match, dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey in the first over.

Possible Playing XI:

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Top Team Batsmen

Our batting picks for the Chennai Super Kings are Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anjinkya Rahane, and Devon Conway. Rahane scored 61 runs off 27 balls in his first appearance of the season on Saturday. In Match 6, Conway hit 47 against the Lucknow Super Giants.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson are our batsmen picks for Rajasthan Royals. Despite being dismissed without scoring against the Delhi Capitals, Samson scored 97 runs in his first two innings of the tournament. In the 2023 IPL, Jaiswal has half-centuries against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Top Team Bowlers

We believe that Chennai Super Kings’ top bowlers are Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Despande, and Mitchell Santner. Against the Mumbai Indians, Despande took the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Tim David. Santner’s best T20 statistics are 4-11.

For the Rajasthan Royals, we recommend Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravichandran Ashwin with the ball. Ashwin took 2-25 against the Delhi Capitals, dismissing both Rilee Rossouw and Rovman Powell. Boult is three wickets shy of reaching 100 IPL dismissals.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Head to Head

This will be the 28th game between the two teams, with Chennai Super Kings holding a 15-12 head-to-head advantage. The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have won four of the last five meetings.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Head to Head Stats in IPL

  Matches Played CSK Won RR Won Tie NR
Overall 27 15 12 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Toss Prediction

Batting first teams have won 64 of the 121 T20s played at this venue. In the previous match on this ground, CSK defended 217 runs. Despite the fact that the chasing team also scored 200 runs, the team batting first will have a slight advantage.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Pitch Report

The match between CSK and RR will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. The average first-inning score at this stadium is 157 runs. However, given the current state of the pitch, the team batting first should aim for a 180+ total.

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The pitch appears to be ideal for batting while also assisting spinners. In previous seasons, 200+ totals were not scored in both innings of the match. The curators appear to be aiming for a level playing field to allow for brilliant stroke-making. The day will be sunny, with a high temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Prediction

CSK will be hoping for another home win this season, which would be their third in a row. They have home field advantage as well as a strong batting lineup. The pacers will be the weakest link in this squad, and MS must devise a strategy to put the opposition on the back foot from the start. The Rajasthan Royals have many match-winners in their squad and will be a difficult opponent for the hosts to face. We believe the Royals will have a slight advantage in this match and will begin as favorites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Chennai Super Kings at the odds of 1.90.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Jos Buttler has 152 runs in his first three innings and is expected to be the highest run scorer for the Rajasthan Royals against the Chennai Super Kings.

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