IPL 2018 Today Match: CSK probable 11 against RR
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CSK vs RR today match, prediction & preview: Irrespective of where they play and against whom, Chennai Super Kings is one of the IPL sides known to ginger up any game. They have been pretty much entertaining in all the three previous games, snatching the win in the first two. The biggest talking point in today's IPL match is CSK's 'new home', Pune where 1000 fans from Chennai are coming to support their team. Despite missing the mark from inches in their last game against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, the yellow army looks confident to protect their new fort Pune in CSK vs RR today match.
Royals have got a mixed start to the tournament winning two out of their four matches. Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat are yet to prove their worth in IPL 2018 while D'Arcy Short has struggled to face spin. Sanju Samson has been exceptional in the middle-order with bat ensuring Rajasthan Royals's win in two matches. Skipper Ajinkya Rahan has got off to good starts at times, but hasn't made it count so far. RR will be hoping their bowling attack to come more decimating against Chennai Super Kings in today's match at MCA Stadium, Pune.
Now let's have a look at what CSK vs RR today match prediction says. The two sides have come face-to-face 17 times in the IPL history. And what's worth notable here is that CSK has won 11 games. In head-to-head clashes, Chennai Super Kings outrank Rajasthan Royals. However, when talking about the win percentage in Pune, both teams have a 50% record. Given the stats, Super Kings have more chances to win today's match.
CSK probable XI against RR in today match
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma/Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur/Deepak Chahar, Mark Wood/David Willey
RR probable XI against CSK in today match
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen/ D'Arcy Short, Jos Buttler (WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin/Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
Mark Wood or David Willey might replace one of the two Indian pacers Deepak Chahar or Shardul Thakur. As Wood ended being wicket-less in his last appearance against Kings XI Punjab, Willey is most likely to come in for Deepak Chahar, who has picked up just one wicket in three games. And if that happens, Imran Tahir can make way for Karan Sharma. Injured Suresh Raina is likely to miss the game once again even though he participated in the practice session.
Rajasthan Royals can let into Heinrich Klaasen for D'Arcy Short considering the threat CSK's spinner can pose. However, if the tinge of the grass remains intact on the track, Short might be given another opportunity. Also, there is a possibility that Jofra Archer can be handed an IPL debut. And if this happens, Ben Laughlin will be dropped.
Will Super Kings get the better of Royals in today IPL match?