Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will play their 22nd match today.
Head to Head
Chennai Super Kings have dominated this rivalry winning 14 matches out of the 21 matches played so far.
Overall, CSK has won 66% of matches against RR and recently they have won 3 out of 4 matches boosting their win percentage to 75%.
RR were the winners of first IPL trophy in 2008 and CSK runners-up. RR hasn't had much success thereafter whereas CSK has won 3 titles..
Top Performers in RR and CSK
S Smith: RR captain is a run machine and would be hungry to score runs after having to miss limited over cricket against England due to concussion injury.
R Uthappa: He is amongst the top 10 run-scorers in IPL and has a point to prove to his detractors after being released by KKR in 2020 auction.
J Archer: In 2019 edition of IPL, his batting SR was 167.50 & bowling econ of 6.76 was phenomenal. This year he must be even higher on confidence after England's world cup winning campaign.
Y Jaiswal: This youngster has a List A average of 70.81 as batsman and 17.60 as a bowler. If nurtured well he could become a very good Leg spinning all-rounder.
MS Dhoni: Captain cool needs no interaction, a lightning-fast wicket-keeper and an exciting finisher. This year though could end up playing the role of an anchor if required.
A Rayudu: His snub from the world cup not only hurt him but the Indian team's chance to win the world cup in 2019. He has a point to prove & could turn up as the best batsman for CSK in this edition.
S Watson: Watson has retired from international cricket but still remains a very potent player and can change a match on its head when he sticks around on the crease.
P Chawla: With Bhaji's absence in the squad he becomes the spin spearhead for CSK and if stays injury-free could play a very crucial role in CSK's campaign this year.
Likely Playing 11
After winning the first match against MI CSK would be high on confidence but they shouldn't be overconfident. RR are the underdogs in today's match and would have to play extremely good cricket to overcome CSK. I will be rooting for the underdogs in today's match. What about you?