IPL 2020 CSK vs RR: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will face Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals in the second match in the biggest fantasy cricket league (i.e. IPL) today at Dubai International Stadium in Sharjah. The match will start at 6 PM Local time and 7:30 IST. CSK have won the title thrice, have made the playoffs/semifinals every season they were part of. They will be eyeing its fourth Indian Premier League(IPL) title this season. Chennai Super Kings has started well on this tournament as they thrash the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their opening encounter of Dream11 IPL 2020 last Saturday. So, they will be looking for a consecutive win over Rajasthan Royals today.
On the other hand, former Australian captain Steve Smith taking charge of Rajasthan Royals in this edition of IPL 2020. RR are the champions of the first edition of IPL in 2009. Rajasthan Royals were worrying of their captain Steve Smith, RR will be hoping that he has been cleared to play in their first match of IPL 2020. They also suffered from other reasons as the side had already lost some key players like Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for the previous 3-4 matches as they found positive in the test and are in bio-bubble. But Steve and Co will be looking to get a positive start in their opener against CSK.
Let's look at the fantasy tips of some CSK players:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: ''Captain Cool'' Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is the most consistent performer for the national team as well as for CSK. He is an outstanding player with the bat as well as behind the stumps. Currently, Under his captaincy, CSK has won 100 matches which sets a record for the most no. of wins for any side in the IPL history. In IPL 2019, he scored 416 runs at a whopping average of 83.20 with a strike rate of 134.62, including his highest individual score of 84*. However, MS Dhoni with his CSK partner has announced his retirement from international cricket on the 74th Independence Day. So, by picking him in your Dream11 fantasy team is a much better option.
Ravindra Jadeja: Indian cricket team most relying all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has some brilliant performances for his side. Also, he is a live wire in the field. His superb fielding, bowling and batting skills have made him an integral part of the Indian cricket team as well. In 2019, he took 14 wickets at an average of 29.18 and an economy rate of 6.57. He is almost in all Dream11 fantasy cricket teams.
Shane Watson: Australian star all-rounder Shane Watson, who helped his franchise win the title after completing a two-year ban. He will be an x-factor for Chennai Super Kings at the top of the batting order, which surely helped the middle and lower-order batsman. In the last season, in spite of not being in form, his knock in playoffs helped Chennai Super Kings play the final with Mumbai Indians. CSK lost the most dramatic final to Mumbai Indians by a single run. In the 134 matches played so far, Shane Watson scored 3,575 runs at an average of 31.08 and a strike rate of 139.53, along with 4 centuries and 19 fifties. He is a quality player that should be in your fantasy cricket team.
Deepak Chahar: He is the top quality bowler who bowls the perfect in-swinging yorkers which are hard to dig out for a batsman. Being a strike bowler for Chennai Super Kings, Chahar will look to put up a strong showcase in this edition of IPL 2020. In the last edition, he played all the 17 matches and took 22 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 6.47. However, Deepak Chahar was one of the two players in CSK who tested positive for COVID-19 after the team landed in UAE. He goes in the bio-bubble for a quarantine period of 14 days and he finally joined the team for a practice session on September 11.
MS Dhoni(c & wk), Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Francois Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, RutuRaj Gaikwad, R. Sai Kishore
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on Rajasthan Royals in their second match today at Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The match will start at 6 PM Local time and 7:30 IST.