“You are not defeated when you lose, you are defeated when you quit” this quote by Paulo coehelo very much defines the Chennai Super Kings. They might not have had an ideal season, Maybe they might come back stronger next year as they did in 2021 after their lackluster performance in 2020 however, they are surely not going to give up without a fight as they might hope for a double-digit in the points table before they conclude their campaign for the season.
Whereas Rajasthan Royals (currently third) are eyeing the second spot by slightly pushing Lucknow Super Giants at number 3.
RR enjoyed a decent season with the likes of Joss Buttler, who owns the orange cap, and Yuzvendra Chahal who is second in the list of most wickets with 24 wickets and is one wicket shy of standing first by surpassing Wanindu Hasranga who equals the number of wickets but has reached the number of wickets one match before the former.
A major plus point for the Royals is that middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer is probably going to make a comeback after his paternal leave.
Player to watch out for Matheesha Pathrana named baby Malinga by netzines for his bowling style. He successfully dismissed Shubhman Gill and GT skipper Hardik Pandya on his debut and got praised by his skipper M.s. Dhoni for his death bowling. It is interesting to watch if there is consistency or just cosmetic.
The two teams will lock horns for the first time this season.
RR vs CSK Probable XI:
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson©(wk), Devdutt Padikkal, James Neesham, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Narayan Jagadeesan, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni©(wk), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Matheesha Pathirana
The Tata IPL 2022 game no 68 is to be played today between RR & CSK at Brabourne stadium starting at 7:30 pm (streaming live on star sports and Disney Hotstar)
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