IPL 2021: Rajasthan Elect to Chase vs MS Dhoni’s CSK in Mumbai
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni’s CSK are playing Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals on Monday evening in Mumbai.
Sanju Samson has won the toss and elected to bowl first in IPL’s Monday fixture against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.
Both squads are playing unchanged XIs.
Coming into today’s fixture, both Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings have won one game and lost one. It is only the net run rate that puts CSK (0.616) ahead of RR (0.52) on the points table.
More importantly, both teams are coming off a win in their previous match. While CSK were clinical in their dismissal of Punjab Kings, winning with plenty of overs to spare, Rajasthan Royals faced hiccups before the league's most expensive player ever, Chris Morris saw them through a tough phase against Delhi Capitals (DC).
The focus will be on pace bowler Deepak Chahar who had rocked the PBKS top order. His ability to move the ball got accolades from even the Indian team coach Ravi Shastri who tweeted his appreciation.
RR will have to handle him well on a Wankhede Stadium pitch that has helped seamers.
RR will have to bat well considering that their bowling is a bit weak due to the absence of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. Both the Englishmen are injured and a lot will again depend on Chris Morris's all-round performance. Morris will have to bat well as well as bowl well.
Chennai Super Kings XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper/captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Rajasthan Royals XI
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper/captain), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
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