Cricket Prediction Indian Premier League – Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in their third game of the IPL

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Cricket match date31st March 2019

Cricket match time08:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019

Team A: CSK

Team B: RR

Team A Captain: MS Dhoni

Team B Captain: Ajinkya Rahane

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Cricket Match Preview:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain, was a part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team until recently, but nobody knows yet about the views of his CSK captain, MS Dhoni, on the run-out of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Jos Butler. CSK are now going to take on RR in their third cricket game and it remains to be seen if we get to know about Dhoni’s views on the ‘Mankad’ controversy.

RR will look to move away from the controversy that happened in their previous cricket game against KXIP. While the controversy derailed their progress in that cricket game, they will do well to focus on the collapse of their middle order in that game as well. Despite Butler’s dismissal, RR were well within the sight of victory when their inexplicable collapse began and even international players like Ben Stokes and Steve Smith failed to take RR home.

CSK have played two cricket games so far and both games have shown how comfortable and sure they are about the kind of cricket they want to play. While in the first cricket game against RCB they only went in with three overseas players, they played four in the second game. The first cricket game was won by their bowlers on a turning pitch while in the second game, their batsmen paved the way for victory on a tricky surface.

RR would have been reasonably happy with their bowling at the start, but it faded away at the end. Even so, RR were very much on their way towards victory when Jos Butler was well set, but even after his dismissal, the likes of Steve Smith and Sanju Samson played good cameos to keep them in the hunt. But in the last three overs, they completely lost their way and completely collapsed against the disciplined stuff from KXIP bowlers.

The pitch will remain the centre of attraction after the poor showing in the opening game of cricket. The pitch was criticised publicly by both Dhoni and Virat Kohli after the first cricket game. With cricket returning to Chennai after a while, it will have to improve a lot on the playing conditions.

Cricket Match Information:

CSK and RR will take on each other in their third cricket game of the IPL 2019. While CSK have played two cricket games and won both of them, by the time this piece is being written, RR had played one game and lost that.  

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

CSK will be led by ever so dependable MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, they have been three-time champions and have begun well this year, too. Our prediction is of some changes in their lineup. Faf du Plessis might be included in the lineup.

Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:

  • Shane Watson
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • DJ Bravo
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Imran Tahir
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Rajasthan Royals

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

RR are being led by Ajinkya Rahane this year as well. He led RR to a playoff spot last year. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of RR’s playing XI:

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Jos Butler
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jofra Archer
  • Krishnappa Gowtham
  • Sanju Samson
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Dhawal Kulkarni
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Steve Smith
  • Jaidev Unadkat

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Suresh Raina completed 5000 runs in the IPL during the last game. He has been an IPL legend and he will look to stamp his authority once again on the competition. Our prediction is of a good outing for him in this cricket game.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The pitch at Chepauk came under the scanner in the opening game of the IPL. The pitch behaved like fourth day Test match pitch. Our prediction is of sa core of around 150 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

CSK will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have begun in a great manner once again in this year’s IPL hence, our prediction is of CSK’s victory.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Suresh Raina (CSK) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Jofra Archer (RR) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Suresh Raina (CSK)

LOGO 2 Odds

Chennai Super Kings – 1.55

Rajasthan Royals – 2.20

*odds may change anytime

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