The Rajasthan Royals opened their 2020 Indian Premier League campaign with a match against Chennai Super Kings. On September 22, the game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is going on at 19:30 local time.
Rajasthan have not played in the tournament yet, but they have already received a boost from being available to their English and Australian players from the start. The Royals were one of the teams that otherwise would have been badly affected if their star foreign players were trapped in isolation.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings are starting the tournament with a win already in this game. After an interrupted build, some brave selection decisions in the form of Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi impressed. Faf du Plessis (58 *) and Ambati Rayudu (71) won by five wickets against Mumbai Indians.
Rajasthan Royals Team
Rajasthan have decided to reduce the separation period for England and Australia internationals, as they now have captains Steve Smith, Tom Curren and Jofra Archer all available. The Royals do not yet have Ben Stokes, however, who remains in New Zealand for family reasons, while Jose Butler’s quarantine period is long since he traveled with his family.
Rajasthan Royals Team Form
The Rajasthan Royals had ended a disappointing season last time, winning five out of 14 matches and only narrowly avoided net run rate. His final game of the tournament was against the Delhi Capitals, where he scored just below the bat after scoring just 115/9.
Chennai Super Kings Team
The Chennai Super Kings made some bold selection choices for the last time in the IPL 2020 opener, with Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi taking two overseas slots ahead of Imran Tahir and Josh Hazlewood. However, the decision paid off and the Super Kings could stick with both of them. The only change could be a comeback for Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has been cleared to return after the separation.
Chennai Super Kings Team Form
After a one-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in last year’s final, Chennai Super Kings took some revenge. Lungi Ngidi took three wickets while Mumbai 162/9, and Faf du Plessis (58 *) and Ambati Rayudu (71) helped the Super Kings win by five wickets with four balls to spare.
RR vs CSK head to head
Chennai recorded 14 wins from 22 matches in this match last season between these two teams. MS Dhoni scored 75 * from a total of 175/5 46 balls in the first meeting, before Deepak Chahar’s 2-19 helped him win by eight runs and Dhoni again starred in the second meeting – chasing 152. Won to win when he scored 58 off 43 balls. On the final ball, the Super Kings won by four wickets.
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Prediction
Chennai Super Kings have started victorious in the 2020 Indian Premier League and they can continue with another win in the game.
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