Today the 37th match of IPL 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Both teams are at the bottom of the points table. Today, the loser could be out of the playoff race. In such a situation, both teams will come down with all their preparation and try their best to win. (CSK VS RR Match Prediction)
Both the Superkings and Royals have failed to meet expectations so far in the current season and are ranked seventh and eight respectively in the eight teams’ points table. Both teams have six points from nine matches, but the Superkings’ team is ranked seventh due to a better net run rate.
Today wiil be a great competition
Both teams now have five more matches to play and in such a situation the path of both the teams will not be easy as they know that from here they are not in a position to face another defeat. Both teams lost their previous matches on Saturday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Superkings suffered a five-wicket defeat against top-ranked Delhi Capitals while Rajasthan Royals were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Dwayne Bravo out of the team
The Superkings suffered a major setback during the match when their star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was ruled out of the competition for at least a few days due to a groin injury. The Super Kings, who brought their campaign back on track with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, suffered a loss against Delhi Capitals due to poor fielding and Shikhar Dhawan’s 101-run knock. (CSK VS RR Match Prediction)
Dhawan took advantage of many lives, scoring his maiden century in the IPL, while Akshar Patel made the Delhi team win by hitting three sixes in the final over of Ravindra Jadeja’s match. Fielding of the Superkings was quite poor. His fielders gave lives to Dhawan on scores of 25 and 79, while also missing a difficult catch and a run-out opportunity.
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Rajasthan middle order fails continuously
The situation of the Rajasthan Royals is also very bad. However, the return of form for captain Steve Smith is good news for the team, who scored an innings of 57 runs on Saturday. Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who joined the team late, has so far failed to perform as expected, while Jos Buttler lacks consistency in batting.
Sanju Samson has failed to replicate his initial form while Robin Uthappa seems to have regained form. Uthappa scored a 22-ball 41 against Bangalore. The bowling attack of the team led by Jofra Archer, however, looked ordinary against Bangalore.
Teams are as follows:
Chennai Super Kings:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Sentner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curren, N Jagadishan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Aturaj Gaikwad, and Karn Sharma.
Jose Butler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Steven Smith (Captain), Ankit Rajput, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markanday, Mahipal Lomror, Oshen Thomas, Ryan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Robin Uthappa, Anirudh Joshi, and Jofra Archer.