CSK vs RR: The 47th match of IPL 2021 will have Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday. Both teams are sitting at the opposite ends of the points table. CSK are currently sitting at the top of the points table with 9 wins in 11 matches.
They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets on Thursday to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs. CSK restricted Sunrisers Hyderbad to just 134 runs in the first innings. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers, claiming three for 24 in 20 overs.
Dwayne Bravo, on the other hand, picked two for 17. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis made a great start to the second innings, adding 75 runs for the opening wicket. Ruturaj scored 45 off 38, while the du Plessis amassed 41 off 36 deliveries. Thanks to the opening partnership, CSK chased down the score quite easily in 19.4 overs.
They have three games remaining and would be wanting to continue the winning streak. Facing them are Rajasthan Royals, who are languishing at the seventh position. They have managed to secure only 3 wins in 11 matches. They are coming into the encounter on the back of three consecutive losses. Another defeat from here would ruin their chances of reaching the playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals played their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave the side a brilliant start, adding 77 runs for the first wicket. However, Ewin Lewis’ wicket in the 12th over triggered a dramatic collapse and, as a result of that, RR only managed to score 149 runs in the first innings. RR scored 49 runs in the last nine overs for the loss of 9 wickets.
RR sent both Kohli and Padikkal back to the hut inside the first seven overs. However, Glenn Maxwell and KS Bharat’s valuable knocks helped RCB chased down the score in 17.1 overs. Rajasthan Royals need to showcase their performance against CSK on Saturday if they want to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
Head to Head
Total – 25
Chennai Super Kings won – 15
Rajasthan Royals – 10
No result – 0
CSK vs SRH Match Details
Match No.: 47
Teams: Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals
Match Date & Day: October 2, Saturday
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
CSK vs RR Probabale XI
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
RR: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag/Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
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