The Rajasthan Royals are all set to take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The last time these two sides face other was at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium where Sanju Samson led a riot against the Chennai Super Kings spinners. Sanju Samson targeted Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja to such extent posting a total of over 180 runs at the end of 20 overs.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings failed to capitalize early as they fell short of the target by a small margin despite the late blitz by MS Dhoni. looking at both the sides’ position in the points table, they’re lying low in the points table after a dismal show in this season. They need to win all their next games to pose a chance to qualify for the playoffs otherwise it all seems like a goodbye for both the franchises.
When we talk about match winners, both sides possess big-game players but for some reason, they haven’t fired enough this season. Barring from Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer, Rajasthan Royals players have been disappointing this season.
Also in the Chennai camp a lot many problems have surfaced with Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh backing out to Dwayne Bravo dealing with multiple injuries, the CSK side is definitely having a hard time in the UAE.
With both sides into a situation of must-win, let’s expect a cracker of a game between the two sides which is why let’s take a look at the five players to watch out for when Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Rajasthan Royals
Let’s take a look at the five players to watch out for when Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Rajasthan Royals:
1. Sam Curran
The English Allrounder has been rising star for the Chennai Super Kings franchise ever since the first game that happened against Mumbai Indians. Other than his sublime bowling performance we’ve also seen glimpses of his firm striking of the ball.
In the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, we saw Sam Curran open the batting alongside Faf Du Plessis where he scored a quickfire 31 off 21 deliveries. It is expected that Curran will continue to open later in the tournament as well since he was responsible for giving Chennai Super Kings the required start in the powerplay, what was missing ever since the IPL season started.