With the Indian Premier League approaching its halfway point and playoff spots beginning to take shape, this match is critical for both the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings. Both teams are in excellent form, and with proven match winners in both squads, this has all the makings of an exciting match.
Rajasthan Royals started this competition in spectacular fashion, winning four out of five games, but after two consecutive losses, they will be looking to rebound as soon as possible. They’ll be looking to win their first home game of the season and get their season back on track.
The Chennai Super Kings are in destructive form, winning the last three games and sitting atop the table after proving to be one of the most lethal batting lineups in the tournament, consistently nearing the 200 run mark. With form and momentum on their side, they’ll want to make it four wins in a row.
The 37th Match between Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings will take place on April 27th, 2023 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 37th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: April 27, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
The Rajasthan Royals have faltered after a strong start to the season, losing two games in a row that they should have easily won. The loss itself would not be a major concern for them, but the manner in which they were defeated would be. Both innings’ batting has been below par, and the team will want to address that as soon as possible.
Rajasthan Royals, who chose to bowl first, got off to a flying start, dismissing Virat Kohli on the first ball. With a second wicket in the third over, everything appeared to be going well for them. However, poor bowling in the middle overs cost them a lot of runs, but a strong comeback at the end meant that they had to chase 190 rather than the 220+ it was looking for. Yuzvendra Chahal was outstanding, conceding only 28 runs in four overs and picking up a wicket.
The chase got off to a shaky start when they lost in-form Jos Buttler for a duck. The batting became more difficult as the innings progressed, but it appeared that the Royals would easily chase it given their exploits. Although falling short of 8 runs in the end was disappointing, they would take many positives from this game. Devdutt Padikal led the way with 52 points off 34 balls.
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
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed Englishman has two ducks in his last three innings but remains one of the competition’s most feared openers.
The 22-year-old left-hander started his innings but went on to score his first half-century of the IPL 2023 on Sunday.
The left-arm pace bowler dismissed Virat Kohli with the first ball of the last match and has been in excellent form throughout the tournament.
Possible Playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
After a disastrous tournament last season, few people would have predicted that Chennai Super Kings would be where they are now. The Chennai Super Kings are currently the most in form team in the Indian Premier League, with 5 wins in 7 games and 3 consecutive wins. If the previous game is any indication, the runs will continue to pour in.
Chennai Super Kings batted first and got off to a flying start. Nobody could have predicted the absolute blitz from Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube. It was an outstanding performance to score 235 runs while losing four wickets. Ajinkya Rahane scored 71 runs in 29 balls, while Dewon Convey and Shivam Dube added half centuries.
The bowlers had a relatively easy task with such a massive total on the board. The new ball bowlers were fantastic in preventing the Kolkata Knight Riders from getting off to a fast start. Taking wickets at regular intervals did not help KKR get any closer to their target. Chennai Super Kings won the game by a margin of 49 runs. Matheesha Pathirana was outstanding at the death once again, taking one wicket and allowing only 27 runs.
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
Players to watch out for:
The left-handed starter keeps piling on the runs, his confidence growing with each inning. In this match, he is aiming for his fifth half-century in a row.
Ajinkya Rahane is having a fantastic tournament, hitting 71 not out from 29 balls in the win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
Tushar Despande has taken more wickets than only three other bowlers. In this tournament, he is averaging a wicket every 12.66 balls.
Possible Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Head to Head
Although the Chennai Super Kings lead the overall head-to-head series 15-13, the Rajasthan Royals have won four of the last five meetings, including earlier this season.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Toss Prediction
The team that has won the toss will prefer to bat first. They would want to pile on the runs with a fresh pitch, as both teams have one of the best spinners in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Pitch Report
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The stadium seats approximately 30000 people. The pitch becomes slower as the game progresses, and unlike other Indian grounds, batting first may be a good option here.
There is no sign of rain, making the weather ideal for a game of cricket. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 35°C and 24°C.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Prediction
Rajasthan Royals appear to have faltered a little, and with Riyan Parag not firing, the middle order appears to be the weakest link that other teams have exploited. Chennai Super Kings enter the game with all guns blazing, but with their batting in such good form, their bowlers have yet to face the pressure of defending a low total. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Chennai Super Kings is the favourite to beat Rajasthan Royals at the odds of 1.92.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Only Faf du Plessis has scored more runs in the 2023 IPL than Devon Conway. The New Zealander is a strong contender for the highest run scorer in this game for the Chennai Super Kings.