Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 12th match of IPL 2021. Both sides have made a similar start to their IPL campaign, having won and lost one game apiece. However, due to a better net run rate, Chennai are sitting fourth on the points table, while Rajasthan are 6th on the table. Here is a look at the match preview of CSK vs RR clash in match 12 of IPL 2021:
Chennai would be happy to have made a great comeback after losing their first game, courtesy of an outstanding spell by Deepak Chahar. The CSK fast bowlers took his best figures in IPL, taking 4 for 13 in his 4 overs. His fantastic spell helped CSK restrict Punjab to just 107 runs in the first innings. CSK, in reply, chased down the total without much fuss.
Runs have come from the bat of Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina, which is a good sign for CSK. Apart from Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran have also bowled well as well in both games. Overall, this team looks in good stead and would be aiming for another win ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals.
Despite missing their two overseas players in Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, Rajasthan haven’t lost heart and are playing some good cricket. Valuable contributions from David Miller and Chris Morris helped them get over the line in their last game against DC. The franchise would hope that the duo continues to contribute consistently for the sides.
To beat a formidable team like CSK, big players like Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler ought to fire. After hitting a century, the former went cheaply in the last game. Jaydev Unadkat bowled a sensational spell of 3 for 15 in 4 overs in the last game. Also, their new recruit, Chetan Sakariya has bowled well in the last two games. All these are positive signs for RR going ahead in the tournament.
Regardless, this CSK vs RR game sure promises to be a fiery match.