IPL 2023, CSK vs RR, Match Preview: In the Indian Premier League 2023, the match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. The match will be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 7:30 pm. Talking about the position in the point table of both the teams, CSK is at number 1, while Rajasthan Royals is at number three.
Sanju Samson is going to captain Rajasthan Royals in this match. At the same time, the command of Chennai Super Kings is with MS Dhoni. In the match, the Rajasthan Royals team would like to get back on the winning track after two defeats. At the same time, the team of Chennai Super Kings would like to avenge the defeat against RR in the first match of this season.
Jaipur’s SMS Stadium is lucky for Dhoni-Rahane
Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Stadium has been a milestone in cricket career for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In this ground, Dhoni came into limelight after playing an unbeaten 183 and what happened after that is not hidden from anyone. As far as IPL is concerned, Rajasthan has always dominated here. Rajasthan’s highest score on this ground was 197 runs. He has done this feat twice. Chennai scored 196 runs in 2011 and defeated Rajasthan by 63 runs. Chennai’s minimum score in 2008 at this ground is 109 runs. In this, Rajasthan defeated Chennai by 8 wickets. If any player has hit the bat the most in the IPL on this ground so far, then it is Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane has scored a total of 1100 runs in this ground, including an innings of 105 runs. He is the top scorer on this ground.
Chennai’s performance in IPL 2023
In the Indian Premier League 2023, Chennai Super Kings made a great comeback after the defeat in the first match. The team has won 5 out of 7 matches played so far. With this the team is at number 1. Chennai had defeated Kolkata brilliantly in their last match.
Top players to perform for CSK
Devon Conway has scored the most runs for Chennai Super Kings this season. He has added 314 runs for the team in just 7 matches. At the same time, Tushar Deshpande has taken the most wickets for the team this season. He has taken 12 wickets so far. Apart from these two, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dubey are also seen in strong form.
Rajasthan Royals performance in IPL 2023
In the Indian Premier League 2023, Rajasthan Royals had a great start but later the team has lost two consecutive matches. The team has won 4 out of 7 matches. The team defeated Chennai Super Kings in the first match. The team had to face defeat at the hands of RCB in the last match.
Top players to perform for RR
Jos Buttler has scored the most runs for Rajasthan Royals so far this season. He has added 244 runs to his account in 7 matches. At the same time, among the bowlers, Yuzvendra Chahal is seen in excellent rhythm. He has taken 12 wickets so far. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Trent Boult are also performing well for the team.
RR vs CSK: Head to head record
Talking about the head-to-head record of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, 27 matches have been played between the two teams so far, in which Chennai Super Kings have won 15 matches and Rajasthan Royals have won 12 matches. The special thing is that the first final match of IPL history was played between these two teams. Where Rajasthan Royals got the victory.
RR vs CSK Pitch Report: How is the Jaipur pitch?
So far 48 IPL matches have been played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, out of which the teams batting first have won 16, while the teams playing in the second innings have won 32. The RR vs LSG match will be the first match at the venue this season and will also mark Rajasthan’s return to the stadium for the first time since 2019.
The pitch of Sawai Mansingh Stadium favors the bowlers. The light green grass on the pitch helps the fast bowlers. Throwing the ball at high speed on the pitch gives more benefits. In such a situation, the pacers of both the teams will enjoy. Even 200 has not been scored on this ground till date. The average score on the ground is 157 and the highest score is 197 runs.
Possible playing 11 of both the teams
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ashwin, Chahal, Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder
Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Thekshana, Deshpande, Akash Singh.
RR vs CSK Live Streaming: How to watch live on TV and mobile?
The match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings can be seen on TV on Star Sports. Whereas on mobile it can be seen on Jio Cinema app.