Chennai will look to strengthen its playoff hopes by registering a win over Royals.

Chennai. Chennai Super Kings will have to win at any cost in the match against Rajasthan Royals to be held here on Sunday to strengthen their hopes of the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. The Super Kings team is currently at the fourth position in the points table with 12 points from 12 matches, but due to the defeat against Gujarat Titans on Friday, additional pressure has increased on them and now they need to win the remaining two matches. On the other hand, Royals have 16 points and are in second place but their morale has dropped due to defeats against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals in the last two matches.

The Royals are in no danger of being out of the playoff race but the Sanju Samson-led side will be desperate to get back to winning ways before the knockout stage. The biggest disappointment for the Super Kings against Gujarat Titans came from top-order batsmen Ajinkya Rahane, Rachin Ravindra and captain Ruturaj Gaikwad. These three batsmen would like to compensate for that against the Royals. The good performance of Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali was a positive aspect in this match for the Super Kings. The team will expect a big score from Shivam Dubey. This all-rounder, who was selected in India’s World Cup team, was able to score only 21 runs on 13 balls against Gujarat.

As far as the bowling of Chennai Super Kings is concerned, Tushar Deshpande performed well in the last match while Shardul Thakur bowled economically but their other bowlers will have to improve their performance. This match will be held during the day and Super Kings will get the advantage on their home ground. As far as the Royals are concerned, the team will leave no stone unturned to return to the winning path. His concern is the lack of consistency in the performance of opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal.

This opening batsman will try to return to his best form before the World Cup. Captain Sanju Samson has been performing consistently but he needs good support from Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey and Rovman Powell. Anubhai spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had taken three wickets in the last match against Delhi Capitals and he will try to continue his performance. Rajasthan’s attack becomes stronger with the presence of Yuzvendra Chahal along with him. However, in the fast bowling department, Avesh Khan was not able to perform impressively in the last match, which he would like to compensate for in this match.

The team is as follows:

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Aravelly Avneesh, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, RS Hungerkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Nishant Sindhu, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chaudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Shardul Thakur, Mahesh Theekshana, Sameer Rizvi.

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Ryan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Krunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan. , Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Berger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj. The match will start at 3:30 pm Indian time.

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