In the 37th match of IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings will play against Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are staring at an early exit from the tournament as they have only managed three wins from nine matches. A win in every game at this stage will see both the teams qualify for the playoffs.
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The three-time champions CSK began their campaign with a victory against the defending champion Mumbai Indians. But in the following games the team was unable to keep up their winning streak and was only able to make 3 victories of the 9 games played. RR also suffers the same with just 3 victories of the 9 matches.
CSK’s bowlers have done well but lack consistency. Especially in the spin department, where they have also dropped lead spinner, Piyush Chawla, on occasions. Today CSK will be most troubled due to death bowler Bravo’s injury. CSK batsman had come to form and it gave confidence to the entire team. If bowling and fielding perform well tonight CSK will score their fourth victory of the tournament.
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A win in every game at this stage will see both the teams qualify for the playoffs. Faf and Watson hold the innings steadily and the upcoming batsmen’s Rayudu, MSD and Jadeja will score faster in the last overs. CSK is coming after their failure against Delhi as the CSK fielders dropped Dhawan thrice and his century propelled DC to victory.
Rajasthan Royals have pulled off some miraculous chases in the season and have also squandered opportunities. They were on the way to a victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore but AB de Villiers’ masterclass saw RR lose again.
Barring Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer, no other player has made noteworthy contributions yet. RR had defeated CSK in this season before with Sanju’s marvellous knock 74 of 32 balls skipper Smith also played a 67 of 49 balls.
Our Prediction: CSK will be making their 4th victory of the season, and first over Rajasthan Royals in 2020 IPL.