Chennai Super Kings will face Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday in the fourth match of Indian Premier League this season. After winning the first match against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will certainly be the favourites to win the match against Rajasthan Royals. The players will be trying to maintain the performance graph throughout the whole tournament.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be playing their first match in the tournament and they are not having their full strength side yet at the beginning of the tournament. So, the battle against Chennai Super Kings will certainly be tough for Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
170+ run in the board is very much safe in the pitches in the United Arab Emirates. However, the captains have decided to bat second so far to get the extra advantage of batting under the lights.
The foreigners of Rajasthan Royals will certainly face a problem to get accustomed with the weather of Abu Dhabi. Chennai Super Kings will get the advantage of playing an extra match in this condition.
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar.
Robin Uthappa, Yashavi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Steve Smith, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Oshane Thomas.
Chennai Super Kings:
Captain And Vice Captain Selection:
Captain Choices: Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson.
Vice-Captain Options: Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal.
Probable Winner: Chennai Super Kings
Rajasthan Royals will miss their key player Ben Stokes in first few matches of the tournament. The player has yet to reach the United Arab Emirates as his father is seriously ill at this moment. There is no clear idea when Ben Stokes will be able to join the franchise. The star English wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will be missing the first match as he is currently quarantined after not following the protocols.
Steve Smith might also miss the first match because of an injury. The team management might give him a bit of rest ahead of the long tournament. So, Rajasthan Royals will be dependent on the Indian players like Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa and Shreyas Gopal. Yashavi Jaiswal should be another player to watch out for in this match.
On the other hand, CSK is one of the most balanced sides in this season. Their batting line up is very much deep and almost everyone can contribute with the bat. The inclusion of Sam Curran has certainly strengthened their squad. Piyush Chawla is trying hard to fill the place of Harbhajan Singh in this side. Ambati Rayudu has played a brilliant innings to seal the win for CSK in the previous match. Faf Du Plessis has also played a steady inning. Chennai Super Kings will expect to continue their winning run in the tournament with another victory against Rajasthan Royals.