After a sensational win against Delhi in the first away game Chennai is all set and fresh to take on Rajasthan at home before going to Mumbai for another Away game. While, Rajasthan is coming off a loss despite Sanju Samson’s century, it will be difficult for them to play on a surface without a good spin-attack, which is too spin-friendly. On other side CSK has been shaken by withdrawal of David Willey from IPL 2019, who is still awaiting birth of his 2nd child & the team is likely to play only 3 overseas players this time. Expect a cracker of a game on Sunday night.
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Pitch- The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The surface here, usually tends to slow down as the game progresses. So, expect a lot of help for the spinners with some swing for pacers in start. Also, dew is expected to play a huge role in the game.
Time: 8:00 PM IST; Date: 31 March 2019
Previous Clash at this Venue- The last match played here was between CSK & RCB in 2019, which Chennai won by 7 wickets.
Head-to-Head- CSK 13 – 8 RR
CSK have won 13 out of the 21 contests between the two teams.
Broadcast- The match will be Broadcasted Live on Star Sports & Hotstar in English, Hindi & Regional Languages along with Select Dugout.
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CSK- The Defending Champions thrashed Delhi in a easy chase which indeed ended up in a last over finish due to sluggish pitch. Except, Rayudu all the batsman scored some runs & no changes are expected from Chennai for the home game.
Playing XI- Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ms.Dhoni(C/Wk), Kedar Jadhav, DJ.Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh
RR: The visitors after a heart-breaking loss against Hyderabad, will be looking to re-group and fightback with some tweaks in their line-up in terms of bowling at spin-friendly chepauk.
Playing XI- Jos Buttler(Wk), Ajinkya Rahane(C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni