Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview

The Chennai Super Kings will take on the Rajasthan Royals in Match 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM (IST).

Both of them have won 2 matches out of 3 in this series but when it comes to head-to-head records, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have played a total of 27 matches against each other. CSK dominates the records winning on 15 occasions while RR has managed to win 12.

Expected Playing 11

Chennai Super Kings:

Expected WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni, Devon Conway

Expected Batsman – Rituraj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ajinkya Rahane,

Expected Allrounders –Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner

Expected Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, R Hangargekar

Substitue – Tushar Deshpande

Rajasthan Royals: 

Expected WicketKeeper – Sanju Samson

Expected Batsman – Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer

Expected  Allrounders – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Riyan Parag

Expected Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma

Substitue – Murugan Ashwin

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Pitch Report

 The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch in Chennai is known to favor spin bowling.

The ball typically grips the surface, providing ample assistance to spinners.

Since a fresh wicket will be on offer for this match, the fast bowlers may receive some help in the first few overs.

Batsmen will need to spend some time in the middle before they can unleash their strokes freely.

Toss: To Bowl

The chasing team crossed the 200-run mark, it will be a slight advantage for the team bowl first.

IPL Stats –

Average first-innings score: 162

Best bowling figures: 5/15 – Andre Russell (KKR) vs. Mumbai Indians, 2021

Highest team score: 246/5 – Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals, 2010

Expected score: 175+

Weather Report 

Wednesday is anticipated to have sunny weather, and temperatures may fluctuate between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius.

Winning Prediction

CSK is confident of securing another home victory and continuing their winning streak for the third time this season. Their strong batting lineup and home advantage are in their favor, but their pacers may pose a weakness that MS needs to address to put pressure on the opposition from the start. The Rajasthan Royals boast several match-winners across all departments and will pose a significant challenge for the hosts. Yet, we anticipate that CSK will have a slight advantage and will likely be the winners.