Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview

IPL 2021 is nearing its end thus fans are more excited for the remaining matches and are curious about which teams will qualify for the play-offs. The first team that has made it to the play-offs is Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni’s yellow army confirmed their place in play-offs by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad and will face Rajasthan Royals next.

Rajasthan Royals are currently at 7th position in the points table. The road to play-offs seems to be tough for Rajasthan Royals as they have suffered back-to-back three losses and their chances for bouncing back are negligible.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are at the top position in the points table and have become the first team to qualify for the play-offs. Fans are excited to know if the men in yellow will be able to win their fourth IPL title.

Head-to-Head Statistics:

PlayedWon by CSKWon by RRNo resultTie

Out of 25 encounters, CSK has won 15 matches while RR has won 10 matches.

Match Details:

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date: 2nd October 2021

Time: 7.30 pm (IST)

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium supports pace bowlers hence it will be important for the teams to change the variations for wickets with the assistance of spin bowlers as well. Anything near 150 can be a good score.

Rajasthan Royals predicted XI:

MS Dhoni( W, C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals predicted XI:

Sanju Samson(W, C), Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman.

Key Players:


Sanju Samson:

Samson is the top run-scorer of Rajasthan Royals. He has scored 452 runs from 11 matches and has an average of 50.22 and a strike rate of 141.25. In every match, the fans witness some fine strokes by the Royals captain and hope to see them coming in every match.

Faf du Plessis:

The South African opener is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings. He has scored 435 runs from 11 matches with an average of 48.33. The opener will play an important role in the rest of the matches especially in play-offs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad:

The young opener has played some important knocks for the team and is the second lead run-scorer of Chennai Super Kings. He has scored 407 runs from 11 matches and has an average of 40.70

Sanju Samson1111245211950.22320141.25
Faf du Plessis1111243595*48.33315138.09
Ruturaj Gaikwad1111140788*40.70302134.76


Ravindra Jadeja:

He is one of the most experienced players on the team and he proves that in every match. He performs excellently as a batsman and as a bowler as well. He is an important asset to Chennai Super Kings.


Shardul Thakur:

Thakur is one of the best bowlers on the team. He has taken 11 wickets from 11 matches. He has an average of 34.72 and an economy of 9.13. He is always successful in taking crucial wickets for his team.

Chetan Sakariya:

He is one of the leading wicket-taker of the Rajasthan Royals. He has taken 11 wickets from 11 matches and has an average of 30.54 and an economy of 8.19.

Shardul Thakur111141.53821134.729.1322.81
Chetan Sakariya1111413361130.548.1922.36

Match Prediction: Looking at the head-to-head history of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the match can be in favor of Chennai Super Kings but the toss might change the game. What do you think?

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