The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 37th match on 19th October when Chennai Super Kings will face Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Chennai Super Kings
Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings are having a rough patch in the current IPL season, with only three wins so far. They lost to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, despite scoring 179 runs. Faf du Plessis landed a half-century, while Rayudu was unbeaten with a blistering 25-ball-45. Except for Chahar, who impressed with picking two wickets and low economy rates, the rest of CSK bowlers failed to defend their total.
Full Squad: KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Rayudu, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson.
Down in the bottom of the table with just 6 points, things aren’t too impressed with Rajasthan Royals either. They were defeated by RCB on Saturday, failing to defend their score of 177. Robin Uthappa (22-ball-41) and the skipper Steve Smith (57-off-36) were the only RR batsmen who made a mark. Unfortunately, their bowing squad looked flimsy in the defence, with both Archer and Unadkat becoming too costly.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Waging odds: Chennai Super Kings (1.85) vs Rajasthan Royals (1.95)
Chennai Super Kings are priced at 1.85 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹185 if they snatch a victory.
Rajasthan Royals are priced at 1.95 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹195 if they come out as winners.
In their last faceoff in the ongoing IPL season, Rajasthan Royals came out with a 16 run victory. They will be desperate to repeat the results as they aim to rise on the table and a substantial bowling performance is a must to attain a victory. On the other hand, the potential absence of the dependable Dwayne Bravo can prove fatal for CSK. However, their batting squad will be eyeing to land big knocks to up their chances of a victory.
Chennai Super Kings are likely to come out as winners.