When the Chennai Super Kings face the Rajasthan Royals in the 68th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, they will be looking to finish on a high note. The defending champions have had a nightmare season and are coming off a big loss to the Gujarat Titans in their most recent match. Rajasthan, on the other hand, won their last game against the Lucknow Super Giants and now sits in second place on the points table.
This season, the Chennai Super Kings have only won four games, and the majority of their key players have underperformed. Their bowling attack has been ineffective and has failed to threaten their opponents. The Royals’ batting line-up is in good form, and the team would like to take advantage of it. It will be fascinating to see if CSK can put on a special performance in this game and defeat the Rajasthan Royals.
The 68th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings will take place on May 20th, 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 68th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 20, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Team Previews
After a 24-run win over the Lucknow Super Giants, Sanju Samson’s team is in second place on the points table. Because it came against one of the best teams in the tournament, the victory would have boosted the team’s confidence. They’d like to repeat their last league game’s performance. A win in this game would keep them from having to play the Eliminator, which would be on their minds.
Jos Buttler has been the tournament’s best batsman, and he’ll look to put together a good opening wicket stand with Yashasvi Jaiswal. With Devdutt Padikkal and Riyan Parag, Samson has been a rock in the middle order, and he will look to anchor the innings. In the final overs, James Neesham and Ravichandran Ashwin can both hit the ball hard and look for the boundaries.
In the previous game, Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna did well with the new ball, which is good news for the team as they had previously struggled. Yuzvendra Chahal has proven to be a difficult nut for batsmen to crack, and the team would like to see him shine in this game. Obed McCoy performed admirably upon his return to the side, and he and Ashwin, who brings a wealth of experience to this attack, will look to control the flow of runs in the middle overs.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
The defending champions have failed to inspire confidence in their fans. They have only played four games this season and are currently in ninth place in the standings. The team put in another lacklustre performance in their most recent match, losing by 7 wickets to the Gujarat Titans. As the captain for the final game of the season, MS Dhoni would like to put on a good show and reclaim lost pride with a win here.
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad haven’t been consistent, and the team’s performance has suffered as a result. They’ll have to put on a strong first-inning performance. Moeen Ali, N Jagadeesan, and Shivam Dube must play crucial knocks in the middle order, as the team’s inability to convert has been a major issue. Near the end of the innings, Dhoni and Mitchell Santner will have to do the heavy lifting.
Mukesh Choudhary has been excellent for the team this season, and he and Simarjeet Singh must get them some early wickets. Santner and Moeen Ali will relish the conditions, and they must apply pressure to Rajasthan’s formidable batsmen. In this game, Matheesha Pathirana and Prashant Solanki should provide tight bowling for the team.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius
Predicted XI: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Toss Prediction
It’s late in the season, and the pitches have gotten a little slower, making setting up a score batting first difficult. Teams chasing a goal have the advantage of knowing what they’re up against. As a result, we believe the team that wins the toss in this game will not hesitate to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The batting surface at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium was excellent. The wicket is flat, and the ball lands nicely on the bat, allowing the batsmen to freely play their strokes. Fast bowlers have struggled because the surface has provided no lateral movement for them. Spinners are effective because the ball can stop and surprise batsmen on occasion.
On May 20, we can expect a hot and humid evening in Mumbai, with some clouds in the sky. The wicket has become a little slower in recent games, but it is still excellent for batting. The team batting first would be hoping for a score of around 175 runs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Match Prediction
The Chennai Super Kings are out of contention for the playoffs, so this match will be fought for pride. Their key players have not lived up to their expectations, which has harmed the team. Rajasthan Royals have momentum on their side and a batting line-up that has proven capable, making them favourites to win this match.
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Chennai Super Kings at the odds of 1.74.
- RR batsmen Jos Buttler and Sanju Sampson have combined for nearly 1000 runs this season.
- CSK has struggled as a team this season, winning only four of the 13 games they have played.
- Yuzvendra Chahal, an RR bowler, is the leading wicket-taker this season with 24 wickets.