Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 12th T20 Match Prediction2021-04-20
The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings
Can Rajasthan Royals continue the winning momentum and get the second victory of the season?
We predict Rajasthan Royals will win this match.
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In match 12th of the IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will take on each other at Wankhede stadium Mumbai on Monday. We expect it to be another thrilling game as both the teams are coming into this game on the back of victory in their last game. Both CSK and RR got two points from two games so far, but CSK with better NRR is above the RR in the point table. CSK side led by MS Dhoni had a convincing win in the last game against KXIP, courtesy of D Chahar’s best IPL bowling spell of 4 wickets for just 13 runs. In the last two encounters between these two team, RR got better of CSK and won both games in the previous season. CSK will aim to avenge and set the record straight against RR.
On the other hand, all-rounder Chris Morris; the most expensive buy-in IPL has shown his worth in the previous game against DC by scoring match-winning 18 balls 36 under pressure situation. RR got many match-winners in their ranks however they need to play consistently good cricket to go long way in the tournament.
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Three times champion, Chennai Super Kings is the second most successful franchise in the IPL led by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Overall, CSK got a great squad and the return of Raina at the top order batting has further strengthened their batting. After an all-around performance in the previous game against KXIP, CSK is likely to go with the same eleven against RR. Notably, CSK got some quality pace and spin all-rounder in their ranks with the likes of M Ali, R Jadeja, D Bravo and S Curran. This gives Dhoni plenty of options in bowling. On the batting front, R Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis so far had a quiet season and CSK would be hoping to get a solid start from the opening duo. At no 3, English all-rounder M Ali has done a fantastic job scoring 81 runs from the last 2 innings at an average of 41. Once again the onus will be on him to carry on the good form and play impact knock.
Later in the batting order, CSK got Suresh Raina and A Raydu, both are very successful player for CSK in the past and did the bulk of the scoring. However, they need some big inning under their belt to get confidence before the big games. C Curran and R Jadeja are also great hitter of the balls and proved time after time at the international level. On the bowling front, D Chahar has done a splendid job and registered his best IPL spell of 4 wickets for 13 runs in the last match. He was awarded man of the match for his outstanding bowling spell. He got the ability to swing the ball both ways and will be a bowler to watch out for in powerplay. S Curran and S Thakur will be other pacers for CSK.
Key Player – Fad Du Plessis, S Raina, D Chahar
Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni
|F du Plessis||36||33||3||1||109.09|
Rajasthan Royals who had handed the wooden spoon in the previous season looked very desperate to set the record straight in the ongoing season. Chasing a mammoth target of 221 against KXIP in the first game of the season, RR fought back very hard but fell short of 4 runs. However, the attitude they have shown while chase has set the tone for RR and they got the much-needed confidence. Sanju Samson captaining the side first time in IPL has led from the front and played one of the best knocks in the history of IPL. Samson scored 63 balls 119 which includes 7 sixes and 12 fours. In the second game against DC, the bowling attack led by J Unadkat did a fantastic job to restrict batting-heavy DC to just 147. Later in the chase, RR failed to respond positively and at one stage they were 42-5 in 10 overs but D Miller and Chris Morris took control and made sure RR gets over the line and get the first victory of the season.
For RR, the unavailability of Ben Stokes for the remaining season due to injury came as a big blow as he is a three-dimensional player and difficult to replace. In his absence, Jos Buttler opens the inning with M Vohra. Buttler is one of the most explosive players in T20 but he got little success in the last two games. He is a world-class player and we expect him to come out strong against CSK.
At no 3, skipper Sanju Samson is the vital cog in the RR batting line-up, he is currently the leading scorer for RR with 123 runs from 2 innings. But he needs to work on his consistency in batting. In the middle-order, RR got R Parag, D Miller and C Morris in their rank. On the bowling front, RR pace attack comprising J Unadakat, Mustafizur, C Sakariya and C Morris were remarkable in the previous game. J Unadkat was awarded man of the match for his top bowling spell of 15/3 in 4 overs. C Sakariya was also impressive in his IPL career of just 2 games, he has shown great courage while bowling upfront and in death overs.
Key Players – S Samson, J Buttler, C Morris
M Vohra, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, David Miller, Jos Buttler, R Tewatia, Riyan Parag
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||2.92 k/h||From: N||0%|
|03h||28||0 mm.||1.58 k/h||From: SW||0%|
|06h||29||0 mm.||4.45 k/h||From: WSW||1%|
|09h||30||0 mm.||5.87 k/h||From: W||0%|
|12h||29||0 mm.||5.16 k/h||From: W||0%|
|15h||29||0 mm.||4.02 k/h||From: W||0%|
|18h||28||0 mm.||4.07 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|21h||28||0 mm.||3.4 k/h||From: NW||1%|
The weather forecast in Mumbai on Monday is mostly sunny and very warm. It is expected to be very humid. Pitches at Wankhede stadium are usually very good for batting and generally, the matches are very high scoring. So we expect it to be another high scoring game with the likes of fire-power in both the teams.
The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Considering the dew factor at Wankhade stadium, batting becomes easy in the second inning. Besides, three of the four games at the venue have been won by the chasing team so far. Hence, teams will look to bowl first after winning the toss and chase the target.
Considering the team combination and all-rounder, both teams got depth in their batting and plenty of variety in bowling. However, RR got more firepower in batting compared with CSK. Statistically, lately, RR holds the edge over CSK. Hence, we expect RR will have an advantage going into this game.
We predict Rajasthan Royals will win this match.
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