The Chennai Super Kings will take on the Rajasthan Royals in Match 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM (IST).
Both of them have won 2 matches out of 3 in this series but when it comes to head-to-head records, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have played a total of 27 matches against each other. CSK dominates the records winning on 15 occasions while RR has managed to win 12.
Expected Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings:
Expected WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni, Devon Conway
Expected Batsman – Rituraj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ajinkya Rahane,
Expected Allrounders –Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner
Expected Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, R Hangargekar
Substitue – Tushar Deshpande
Expected WicketKeeper – Sanju Samson
Expected Batsman – Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer
Expected Allrounders – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Riyan Parag
Expected Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma
Substitue – Murugan Ashwin
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The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch in Chennai is known to favor spin bowling.
The ball typically grips the surface, providing ample assistance to spinners.
Since a fresh wicket will be on offer for this match, the fast bowlers may receive some help in the first few overs.
Batsmen will need to spend some time in the middle before they can unleash their strokes freely.
Toss: To Bowl
The chasing team crossed the 200-run mark, it will be a slight advantage for the team bowl first.
IPL Stats –
Average first-innings score: 162
Best bowling figures: 5/15 – Andre Russell (KKR) vs. Mumbai Indians, 2021
Highest team score: 246/5 – Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals, 2010
Expected score: 175+
Wednesday is anticipated to have sunny weather, and temperatures may fluctuate between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius.
CSK is confident of securing another home victory and continuing their winning streak for the third time this season. Their strong batting lineup and home advantage are in their favor, but their pacers may pose a weakness that MS needs to address to put pressure on the opposition from the start. The Rajasthan Royals boast several match-winners across all departments and will pose a significant challenge for the hosts. Yet, we anticipate that CSK will have a slight advantage and will likely be the winners.