Ground Prediction and head to head stats:
The match between CSK and RR is going to be played at Wankhede, Mumbai. This stadium is a paradise for batting and a nightmare for bowlers. The pitch has been behaving differently in different matches, last night we saw Delhi chasing 198 with ease whereas in past matches the slow ball bowlers were having a great day at office.
The rivalry between these two sides has been a particularly one-sided affair with CSK having a winning record of 14-9 against RR.
Both the sides have won their last match and their bowlers were very much responsible for their wins.
Important players for your team
Raina has scored 609 runs against Royals in 21 innings, at an average of 29. The Royals’ lack of express pace can give Raina a sense of comfort and if CSK bats first he would like to dominate right from the ball 1.
Faf Du Plessis
Faf looked good in the previous outing. Against the Royals, he has 237 runs from 8 innings at an average of 29.6. However, he has struggled batting in the first innings relatively, with just 47 from 4 innings with an average of 11.8.
Buttler is back at his opening slot and he enjoys playing against his idol MSD’s side. In 5 innings he has 216 runs at an average of 72. Out of 5 innings, 4 have come batting second.
Samson has not done much against CSK. In his 9 innings, he has 153 runs at an average of 17. His average further does down to 10.7 while batting second. However, two games ago, he played one of the all-time great IPL knocks in a losing cause.
Game changing players
Chahar is coming off superb figures of 4/13 in his last game. He has 9 wickets from his 5 matches, out of which 6 have come bowling first. If the pitch favors his bowling style, then he is the biggest threat for the opposition.
Parag has 22 runs from his 2 innings against CSK. He has bowled in the two matches so far and his all-around value makes him a good pick for your team. If the wickets fell early then he will get a good opportunity with the bat and can be a real game-changer.
Best Overseas Picks:
Bravo has contributed with both bat and ball against the Royals. With the bat, he has 195 runs in his 11 innings at an average of 48.8 and a handy 15 wickets. He has done better while bowling second.
Killer Miller has 253 runs from his 9 innings at an average of 31.6 vs CSK. He has done well while chasing. He is coming off a magnificent start to IPL 2021, where he scored 62 (43) vs DC.
Magic Over Tips
- If Chennai Bats first – CSK likes to start casually however with Moeen at 3 and Raina at 4, the middle order is a powerhouse hence you can select any over between 8th to 14th as your magic over.
- If Chennai Bats second – Since the pinch hitters will come into the picture while chasing a target hence selecting any over from 14th to 19th will be beneficial for your team.
- If Rajasthan bats first – RR is known as a side to start aggressively and counterattack the opposition. Hence selecting 2nd to 8th over can prove to be a good decision.
- If Rajasthan bats second – They chased the target against DC and bat very deep. If a huge target is set, then any over between 14th to 18th can be selected as magic over.