With six wins from their first eight matches, the Rajasthan Royals enjoy a significant lead over the other teams in the IPL 2022.
Rajasthan is second in the IPL 2022 points table with 8 victories from 13 matches and, despite a little slide in the middle, is expected to qualify for the playoffs.
Even if they lose their last league match against the Chennai Super Kings, their excellent net run rate should be enough to get them through. They only have to be concerned about losing by a large margin; their net run rate will take care of the rest.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Sanju Samson played explosive batting in their last match. It’s a great sign for the Rajasthan Royals that, despite Jos Buttler’s failure, they have enough firepower in their batting lineup to go big.
Shimron Hetmyer’s comeback will increase their chances of overcoming Chennai. Hetmyer, who just became a father for the first time, has returned to the Rajasthan bubble and is scheduled to replace Jimmy Neesham in the match against Chennai Super Kings.
CSK are already eliminated from the tournament and stands in second-last place with only four victories from 13 matches.
The controversy surrounding Ravindra Jadeja, followed by Ambati Rayudu’s retirement U-turn, demonstrates that things are not going well.
With the team already out of contention, the team gave away a few chances in their last match against Gujarat Titans. The changes did not succeed, as they were defeated by 7 wickets in the final over.
In the last few games this season, the surface at Brabourne Stadium has favoured batters. The par score is predicted to remain around 170-180, with the dew factor playing a significant impact, particularly in the second innings.
Probable Playing XIs
The Chennai Super Kings will back the selection of N Jagadeesan, Prashant Solanki, and Matheesha Pathirana with an eye on IPL 2023. Shimron Hetmyer will be available for selection.
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway(✈️), Moeen Ali(✈️), Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner(✈️), Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana(✈️), Mukesh Choudhary
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler(✈️), Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer(✈️), Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult(✈️), Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy(✈️)
RR vs CSK Head-To-Head Stats (H2H)
Rajasthan Royals opening batsman Jos Buttler has played consistently and is the current Orange Cap holder, scoring 627 runs from 13 matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been a leading wicket-taker in the IPL 2022, with an excellent total of 24 wickets in 13 games.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has already smacked more than 350 runs in the tournament and the team expects him to take some responsibility and play a long innings.
Devon Conway displayed outstanding composure and skills in his debut IPL season. Conway has scored 236 runs at an impressive average of over 60 in just six matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad put in a crucial performance in the second half after having a bad phase in the first half of the tournament. In the match against Gujarat Titans, Ruturaj scored a fine half-century.
Mukesh Choudhary, a left-arm pacer, has bowled very well in the league so far in this tournament. Mukesh Choudhary took three crucial wickets and conceded only 23 runs in four overs against the Mumbai Indians.
Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube
All rounders: Moeen Ali\
Bowlers: Matheesha Pathirana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Mukesh Choudhary