Rajasthan vs Chennai: Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will face each other in the second match of IPL 2021 on Saturday. This match will be played in Abu Dhabi from 7.30 pm. Chennai Super Kings, who have made it to the playoffs, have played four matches in the second half and have won all. In such a situation, she would like to maintain her winning streak against Rajasthan.
Chennai currently has 18 points from 11 matches, and is at number one in the points table. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have eight points from 11 matches and are in seventh place in the points table. It is a do-or-die match for Rajasthan, as a loss in this will also end their remaining hopes of entering the knockouts.
Chennai’s spirits are high after winning four consecutive matches. They defeated RCB by six wickets and Kolkata Knight Riders by two wickets after beating Mumbai Indians by 20 runs . This was followed by a six-wicket win over Sunrisers. On the other hand, nothing good has happened for Rajasthan this season. It was defeated by Delhi by 33 runs, Sunrisers and RCB by seven wickets.
No batsman could run for Rajasthan Royals except captain Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal. All-rounders Chris Morris, Riyan Parag and Rahul Teotia are also not in form. Among the bowlers, Karthik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman have done well, but this season’s most expensive player Maurice has disappointed.
Probable playing XI of Chennai- Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
Probable playing XI of Kolkata- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (captain and wicketkeeper), David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dubey, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris/Oshane Thomas, Chetan Sakaria, Kartik Tyagi and Mustafizur Rahman.