CSK vs RR Playing 11: The runners-up Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in their next do or die match and it is set to be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 3:30 PM local time on October 19, 2020. Both teams have the worst IPL season thus far and they are on the verge of exit from the ongoing tournament.
This is the first time when we see MS Dhoni-led CSK is surrounding in the below-half and from here on, they will play every game looks like a do or die for them. The same in the case of Steve Smith and Co. Both will go up next with their dream playing 11 in a do or die match as they are in a danger zone right now. So, it seems to be a nail-biting thriller on this upcoming Monday.
MS Dhoni's Super Kings side is really struggling to find out the momentum this season till now, so they will be eager to break their losing streak here against Rajasthan Royals but it will not be an easy task for them because they hardly manage to win matches and trembling down in the lower half of the points table.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, they also find themselves in a much difficult situation after the half-way mark in the ongoing tournament. So, teams will certainly be eyeing for a big win here when they clash with each other on Monday because from here on, they need to win their almost all matches to qualify for the playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings are at the 3rd from the bottom with 6 points from 8 matches they have been played so far. They had lost their five matches and they have the worst IPL season thus far at the half-way mark. RR has the same stats as of Super Kings but with a net run-rate of - 0.844, which is worst among all teams.
CSK Playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav/Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
RR Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
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Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni(w/c), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
Rajasthan Royals - Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Mahipal Lomror, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh