Date: 20 May 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
In Match 68 of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns against each other at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. While CSK stay eliminated from the tournament, RR have almost qualified for the playoff. The Sanju Samson-led team has won eight out of thirteen games played and would like to enter the Playoff on a high. A win against Chennai will also ensure a second-place finish for RR which will be the cherry on the cake for them. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni’s CSK would just look to enjoy their last game of the season.
The Brabourne pitch has been nothing less than batting paradise. Runs have come at a quick rate at this venue and the same is expected in the match between Rajasthan and Chennai. Bowlers, especially pacers have found it tough to not leak runs.
After their thumping victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their last league games, Rajasthan Royals will be brimming with confidence. The mood in the camp also looks great for Rajasthan. The team looked good against LSG with everyone stepping up in their respective roles. While batters put an above-par score on the board, bowlers made the chase tough for the opposition batters. Now, with Hetmyer returning into the mix, RR’s batting will be further strengthened. And bowling has never been an issue for them this season. So, only one change is expected in form of Shimron Hetmyer.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RR
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Chennai Super Kings
The Kings were handed a defeat by Gujarat Titans in their last game. Runs came at a very slow rate in the last four overs which eventually cost Chennai the game. MS Dhoni would like to see an improvement on that front from his batters before they end their tournament. Gaikwad did score a half-century but it was more ODI-ish. Moeen Ali and N Jagadeesan also chipped in but the scoring rate was not up to the mark. However, the bowlers did a fair amount of their job to take the game till the last over. Matheesha Pathirana impressed on his debut with his slinging bowling. Talking about the changes to the eleven, MS Dhoni may try a few more new guys in their last game.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary
CSK don’t have the team to beat an upbeat RR and thus the latter becomes the favourite for the Friday’s clash.
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