After a couple of intense games in the initial days, Chennai Super Kings will once again return to action in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The MS Dhoni-led will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals on September 22 (Tuesday). We bring you the match prediction of match 4 of IPL 2020 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Meanwhile, Chennai will be high on confidence coming from a thrilling win over defending champions Mumbai Indians. The Indian brigade – Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla, and Deepak Chahar delivered the goods to take their side home. MS Dhoni led the side from the front with his tricks once again doing the job.
However, Lungi Ngidi’s performance with the new ball will keep Chennai on the toes. They might be prompted to use Australia’s Josh Hazlewood against Rajasthan Royals, who has Steve Smith at the helm of their side. Faf du Plessis also played a match-winning knock along with Sam Curran, who contributed with both bat and the ball.
Chennai keen to make two out of two
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will have everything to play for in their opening game. Although they will Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, but it might open opportunities for a youngster like Yashasvi Jaiswal to showcase his potential.
They also possess a couple of star Indian cricketers like Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa, who can turn the tide on for their side. On the overseas front, David Miller and Tom Curran will be key to Rajasthan’s plan along with skipper Steve Smith.
On the bowling front, Rajasthan will heavily depend on Jofra Archer, who landed in the UAE on the back of a good series against Australia. However, Shreyas Gopal will hold the key in these turning wickets and Rajasthan might be prompted to play a couple of spinners in their playing XI.
Date and Venue: IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals on September 22 (Tuesday) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
A different surface to Dubai or Abu Dhabi in terms of runs and the size of the venue. It is touted to pose a tough challenge for the bowlers and it is like to be a belter for the batters.
A high-scorer is on the cards, in contrast to the other two venues, where the batsmen found the going tough.
Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (c), David Miller, Sanju Samson (wk), Tom Curran, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron/Kartik Tyagi
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Match Prediction
Chennai Super Kings will be oozing with confidence after their win against Mumbai Indians in the opening game. They will hope to keep their winning boots on. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will enter the game without any baggage and will have everything to play for.
Despite that Chennai will enter as the favourites and can make it two out of two at Sharjah later today.