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IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals’ strongest predicted XI against Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan Royals. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Sanju Samson will lead his team to the cauldron called the Chepauk Stadium in a crucial game of the Indian Premier League 2024 season on Sunday afternoon. Two defeats in their last two games have jolted the early season charge that the Royals have enjoyed.

Chennai Super Kings and Ruturaj Gaikwad are in a quandary of their own. The defending champions of the IPL have seen one win get followed by a loss in the next game. This run of form has made sure that CSK now have to win both their games to confirm their place in the playoffs.

With a lot on the line for both sides, the game on Sunday afternoon is set to be a blockbuster affair. Rajasthan Royals and Sanju Samson will hope to spoil Chennai Super Kings’ last home game of the IPL 2024 season.

Here is the likely XI for Rajasthan Royals versus CSK in IPL 2024:

Openers – Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal

Buttler ( Photo source: IPL )

Young batting sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal will hope to continue with his newfound aggression with the bat in the game against CSK on Sunday. The left-handed batter will be keen to target Chennai’s weak pace bowling unit and give his team the early advantage.

Jos Buttler has seen his form swing like a pendulum during this season of the IPL. The English batter began the season poorly before smashing two centuries. In the last few games, the right-handed batter has seen his form desert him again. RR will want Buttler to be in fine form and help them qualify for the playoffs with a possible win against CSK.

Middle-order – Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jurel, and Shimron Hetmyer

Sanju Samson. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

The onus of the batting in the middle overs has fallen on the shoulders of Sanju Samson. Rajasthan Royals’ skipper has batted well this season and has been one of the most consistent performers with the bat for his side.

Young Dhruv Jurel and West Indian star Shimron Hetmyer will be looked at to give the team a good finish towards the end of the innings. Both the batters have the game to play attacking cricket and put the bowlers under pressure. 

All-rounders – Riyan Parag, Rovman Powell, and Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

If we speak about consistency and showing his talents with the bat, Riyan Parag has impressed everyone this year. The 22-year-old has come good with the bat and played a key role in many tricky situations for the Royals’ this season.

Rovman Powell has been devastating with the bat in the lower half of the innings. The West Indian powerhouse is a headache for the best bowlers in the world as he can clear the field easily with his power. Ravichandran Ashwin will be a key player as the match is being played in Chepauk where he has a lot of experience and will want to build on his last game heroics with the ball in front of his former home fans.

Bowlers – Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, and Yuzvendra Chahal

Trent Boult. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

One of the key areas where the Royals’ have been under pressure in the last few games has been their bowling. Avesh Khan despite all his talents has been a touch expensive. Trent Boult on the other hand has been steady but hasn’t been able to pick up more wickets up front with the new ball.

The form of Yuzvendra Chahal will also concern the RR team management as the leg-spinner has been hit for runs. Chahal who has just made it back to the Indian will look to bowl in Chennai as the track will have a lot of assistance for the spinners.

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Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI

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

Impact Player – Sandeep Sharma

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