Today’s encounter of IPL 2023 is Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings (RR vs CSK). The hosts RR, started their campaign on a higher node and maintained first rank for while but soon things have changed for them. The team has suffered two back to back losses against LSG and RCB, which has put them at the third position. Thanks to their better net run rate which has put them ahead of the other three teams who are carrying same points. This match is going to crucial for them, as this defeat would put them out of the top fours.
Talking about CSK, the team is striding strong with 5 wins in last 7 matches which has put them at top position in the IPL standings. The team’s confidence will be at its peak as they have won last three games back to back. Surely, they’ll be eyeing to win this game as well with a bang.
RR vs CSK : Match Details
Venue : Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date : Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RR vs CSK : Pitch Report
This wicket is primarily favourable for both pacers and spinners. Since the pitch is a slower one, variations in deliveries by pacers would help them tame the batters. Spinners will dominate as the match progresses. Moreover, the boundaries of the ground are bigger, so batters will find it hard to score easy boundaries.
Anything above 170 is going to be a tough chase.
Out of the 48 IPL matches played here, only 16 have been won by the team batting first whereas 32 by the chasers.
The team winning the toss should bowl first.
RR vs CSK : Head to Head
Both teams have locked horns 27 times in IPL, out of which CSK has dominated over RR by 15-12.
RR vs CSK : Team XI Prediction
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Jos Buttler
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Sanju Samson (C & WK)
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Dhruv Jurel
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Trent Boult
- Jason Holder
- Sandeep Sharma
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Devon Conway
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Moeen Ali
- Shivam Dube
- Ravindra Jadeja
- MS Dhoni (C & WK)
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Tushar Deshpande
- Akash Singh
RR vs CSK : Best Performers Prediction
The ace batter looks in great form. Till now, he has scored 314 runs in past 7 matches which makes him the top scorer from CSK and second one in the standings for Orange Cap. He has a decent batting average of 52.33 and a magnificent strike rate of 143.38. In the last match against KKR, he showed his consistency by hitting 56 off 40 balls and is expected to repeat the same in this match as well. So, best pick for the batter of the day.
The last year’s Purple Cap holder hass continued his fantastic streak in this tournament as well. So far, the ace spinner is the leading wicket taker for RR and fourth in top five in IPL bowlers in this tournament. Till now, he has grabbed 12 wickets in the last 7 matches with a brilliant economy rate of 8.07. Since the pitch is supportive of spinners, he is expected to give an outstanding performance.
RR vs CSK : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
CSK most likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.