RR vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction: Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 47th game of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) on the October 2, 2021 at at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings(CSK) led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the first team to qualify for the playoffs will take on the Rajasthan Royals who are in need of a great change in fortunes to stay in the tournament. This will be the 12th game for them in the IPL, in the last meeting CSK won by 45 runs in the reverse fixtures at Wankhede.
CSK stormed to their 4th straight win in UAE leg of IPL when they defeated SRH by 6 wickets in a last-over finish at Sharjah. Bowling first, CSK restricted SRH to lowly 134 on a sluggish wicket with Josh Hazlewood picking 3/24 while ending with 2/17. Though the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad(45) and Faf Du Plessis(43) looked like taking the team home in a canter, a middle-order flutter gave some nervous moments before Dhoni and Rayudu finished things off for CSK.
RR on the other hand endured another loss, this time against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite a solid half-century from Evin Lewis and his blistering opening partnership with Jaiswal, RR folded to 149/9 thanks to a middle-order collapse. RCB chased the target in 17 overs by 7 wickets, dashing the hopes of Royal’s progress to the next round.
RR vs CSK: Squads
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (Captain and WK), Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Captain and WK), Suresh Raina Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood.
RR vs CSK Match Details
Venue: Sheik Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch and Weather: It will be a typical UAE surface where it will be slow and batsmen won’t find it that easy to score runs. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.
Date & Time: October 2, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
RR vs CSK: Probable Playing XIs
Rajasthan has a couple of bright spots in the batting department apart from the orange cap holder Sanju Samson. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis have been amongst runs but the rest haven’t been fired. They would want the likes of Livingstone, and Chris Morris to step up.
CSK would like to play their same playing XI. MS Dhoni will want to keep its combination to be the same unless something drastic happens. However, the form of Suresh Raina and Dhoni himself will be a cause of concern for CSK.
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag/ Shivam Dube, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi/ Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
RR vs CSK: Match Prediction
CSK will be the odds on favorite to win their 5th game on the trot and keep their no.1 position in standing intact.
RR vs CSK Dream11: Fantasy Tips
Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis are two batsmen who are in their prime form. Both of them have scored close to 400 runs in this tournament and have been brilliant in the UAE leg. Similarly, openers from RR Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis can be picked as they have been consistent at the top.
Wicket-Keepers: Sanju Samson can be the wicket-keeper of the fantasy side. He is the 3rd highest run-getter in this IPL.
All-rounders: Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo are the best picks. Both of them showed their caliber in this IPL in both departments of the game.
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood of CSK has been amazing in this leg of IPL and took 3 wickets in the last game. So he can be the player from the team that can be picked along with Shardul Thakur. From RR, the left-arm seamers Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman are ideal options.
Fantasy Team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis(C), Evin Lewis, Moeen Ali, Dwyane Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Chetan Sakariya, and Mustafizur Rahman.
Captain – Faf Du Plessis
The veteran has been the most consistent batsman in this leg of IPL for CSK and is the 2nd highest run-scorer in the 2021 edition of IPL.
Vice-Captain – Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is the 3rd highest run-getter this IPL and in spite of the fact that his team is not performing well, Samson is the ideal pick as the vice-captain of the side.
RR vs CSK Dream11 Team
Evin Lewis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (Captain, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman.