CSK vs RR: Head-to-head and Probable Playing XI

CSK vs RR: Head-to-head and Probable Playing XI

On Thursday, around 980 CSK fans boarded a special train from Chennai Central at 8.45 head for Pune, where CSK will play its remaining "home" matches, starting with Rajasthan Royals on Friday. The telecast will be provided by Star Sports network. With Dhoni clicking for Chennai, it looks like a tough ask for Rahane & win this dual. While, Royals is right behind the hosts, at number five. Both the teams have garnered four points each. The MS Dhoni-captained side began by beating Mumbai Indians in the first match of the season. The MCA is located at Guhanje in Maharashtra.

Commenting further on the same note, Sunil Gavaskar noted that it is a peculiar case in India where people or institutions that are not even related to the sport try to bring the sport to the fore to solve their problems. However, if you don't have the luxury of television or can't watch it on tv, then you can catch it on online streaming portals. "So it will naturally help us get stronger as the tournament progresses", concluded Rayudu. And they are Hotstar, AirTel Live TV app, and Jio TV application.

It will be a crucial match for both the teams as both of them are struggling at the mid of the points table. RR won their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders with 7 wickets while Chennai Super Kings lost their last match against Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs. So, Royals would also be looking forward to register some more victories to its name. They are going to face each other for the first time in 2018 IPL.

But with two back-to-back wins against Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan will be high on confidence against Chennai today.

Speaking of the batting lineup, Rajasthan has got impressive batsmen like Sanju Samon who has scored 185 runs in four matches. Jofra Archer, who had a phenomenal run in the Big Bash League is also waiting to make his debut. RR's spinners K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal are in good form, they have managed to knock down key players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa, between them.

A Sam Billings fifty helped close it out for CSK. They are placed fourth because of better net run-rate.

Coming to the bowling lineup, Shane Watson has shown his class and proved a crucial player.