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RR vs CSK Preview: Royals look to derail Dhoni’s Chennai express

ANH Desk

Jaipur, April 11: Problems are aplenty for Rajasthan as the side has not been able to convert a good show into victory and with the opposition like CSK, they will have to sweat hard to break the losing spell.

 

Dwayne Bravo might make a comeback after he was injured and rested for two matches. Overall, the side also demolished an equally strong Kolkata Knight Riders and it must be planning to grab early wickets to derail RR’s strong batting line-up.

 

Rajasthan Royals team news

 

RR is a balanced side with captain Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler and Steven Smith taking charge of the batting department and Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal and Shreyas Gowtham regular names in bowling line-up. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer play a dual role, they can bat and bowl well and deliver whenever the team needs. Despite this, the team is not winning matches and trouble is mounting for them as the tournament approaches the halfway mark. The margin of error for Rajasthan is very low as they cannot afford to let matches slip from their grasp anymore else their ouster will be imminent. The team would look to score more in powerplay and put a decent total so that bowlers will have the opportunity to trap Chennai batsmen.

 

 

Chennai Super Kings Team news

 

Dwayne Bravo’s injury was a major concern for Chennai but the inclusion of Faf du Plessis and the return of Harbhajan Singh has only added to their joy. Faf has scored 54 (vs KXIP) and 43 (vs KKR) and considering the team is playing at home, he is likely to go with a no holds barred approach. Shane Watson and Suresh Raina do not have many runs against their name but they score just enough to keep the scoreboard running even fi they face trouble with bowling.

 

Ambati Rayudu is the key batsmen for CSK as he has the ability to shift gears without taking much time on the crease. Deepak Chahar is picking wickets and he has the company of Harbhajan Singh who is equally fierce and strikes early. Imran Tahir keeps the batsmen on a leash while Ravindra Jadeja does not concede much runs.

 

Chennai may try another name in place of Scott Kuggeleijn as RR may not be a tough challenge, especially after they restricted a strong team like KKR for just 108 runs in 20 overs and chased the target easily. (Agencies)

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