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IPL 2024, Match 61: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview

CSK & RR. (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings continue their ongoing IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 campaign by taking on Rajasthan Royals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the 61st game of the tournament on Sunday, May 12. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have had a roller coaster season so far, and they will be taking RR after a loss in their previous game. 

Chennai played their last game against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where Gujarat put in an excellent performance and outclassed the five-time champions, registering a win by 35 runs. 

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals, after getting off to a flying start to the competition, will be keen to return to winning ways as they have lost last two matches to Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.

The inaugural champions currently sit in the second place in the standings with eight wins and three losses in 11 matches. With 16 points to their name, Royals will aim to get back to winning ways and clinch the top spot in the standings once more. 

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MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is preferred by the spinners. With a grippy pitch, the slow bowlers will get some help from the surface. Opting to bowl could prove to be a wise decision on such a pitch. 

Probable Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

Chennai Super Kings could field a lineup consisting of Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad as their openers, with the likes of Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, and Moeen Ali featuring in the middle order. The side will once again depend on their batting attack to get them through.

Predicted XI: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

Impact Player: Ajinkya Rahane

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Rajasthan Royals (RR):

Shimron Hetmyer is expected to make a return in Royals’ lineup to bolster the batting order which has the dependable duo of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler followed by in-form skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag.

Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact Player: Sandeep Sharma

CSK vs RR Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played
Chennai Super Kings Won
Rajasthan Royals Won
No Result

IPL 2024: Match 61, CSK vs RR Broadcasting details:

Sunday, May 12
3:30 pm IST
Star Sports Network, Jio Cinema App and Website

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