Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane batting for Rajasthan Royals
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The second encounter on Super Sunday will be between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at Chennai's home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings won their last match while chasing a small total of 148 against Delhi Capitals. Initially, it were the three wickets from Dwayne Bravo which set the match nicely as Delhi lost their way in the middle of the innings, after getting to a decent start.

The batting then came up with an all-round performance with contributions from Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni. The team was in control of the match throughout and after the first half an hour, Delhi never really looked in the match.

CSK's opponent Rajasthan Royals will have to do something out of the ordinary to attain victory. They posted a mammoth total of 198 in the last match but still could not defend it and lost with one over remaining.

The good thing for them though is that captain Ajinkya Rahane has looked in good touch in both the matches and scored a 70 in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sanju Samson also notched up a 100 in the last game.

With all-rounders like Ben Stokes and Krishnappa Gowtham, their batting looks quite settled but it is the bowling which is letting them down. Although Shreyas Gopal picked three wickets in the last match, he did not get much support from the other bowlers.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

Chennai Super Kings- Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Rajasthan Royals- Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Chennai Super Kings

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Ambati Rayudu (Chennai Super Kings), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings), Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)

Most boundaries – Ambati Rayudu (Chennai Super Kings), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Team Scores Batting First – Chennai Super Kings 170+, Rajasthan Royals 160+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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