Sports Desk The 25th edition of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings from 8 pm on Thursday at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Chennai's team is in top of the table with 5 wins out of 6 matches. Rajasthan has only 2 points. That number is 7th in the table. In this edition, Chennai and Rajasthan will be in front of a second time. The first match between the two was held on March 31 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. In that match, Chennai had won by 8 runs.
Record better against Chennai on the home ground of Rajasthan. In Jaipur, 6 matches have been played between the two so far. Of these, Rajasthan led by Ajinkya Rahane has won 4, while Chennai has only been successful in only two matches.
Chennai Super Kings got their last win against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on May 10, 2012. He then defeated Supercings by 4 wickets. Since then, there were 3 matches between the two on the field. All three were successful in winning the Rajasthan team.
There have been 21 matches between the two teams in the IPL. Of these, Chennai has 13 and Rajasthan has won 8 matches. Talking about the last 5 matches between the two, Rajasthan has managed to win 2, while in 3 it has lost to Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai.
Rajasthan got the last win against Chennai on May 11 last year. In the match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Rajasthan defeated Chennai by 4 wickets. Since then there was a match between the two, which was successful in winning the Chennai team.
Chennai bowlers are bowling fantastic at this time. He had stopped Kolkata for 108 runs in his last match. Experienced Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir, along with fast bowler Deepak Chahar, are also bowling very well.
Raidu hopes to return to form, would like to return to Ambati Rayudu in batting. Apart from them, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson is running on a fantastic form. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fast batting in the death overs is encouraging other players to do well.
Rajasthan's batting is mostly based on Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane. Young batsman Sanju Samson certainly had a century in a match, but since then he has not been able to repeat his performance. In addition, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes need to perform well against Chennai.
Both teams are: Chennai SuperKings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), KM Asif, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Ff Duplessis, Rituraj Gaekwad, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadishan , Scott Kugglin, Monu Kumar, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Satnar, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shore, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, David Vie Lee
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Krishnappa Gautam, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S.K. Middhu, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jopra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomar, Jaidev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshen Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjana, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Ryan Parag.