RR vs CSK IPL 2021 Match 47: Dream11 Playing XI Predictions, Toss Time, Top Picks, Head-To-Head RecordsPage Visited: 5
With the playoff berth already sealed, three-times champions Chennai Super Kings would look to ensure that the momentum remains intact when they take on a struggling Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
They are currently leading the standings with 18 points from 11 games, followed by Delhi Capitals (16 points), Royal Challengers Bangalore (14) and Kolkata Knight Riders (10). With eight points from 11 games, RR are placed second from bottom in the eight-team table and a loss on Saturday will end their slim chances of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Rajasthan Royals: The equation is simple for RR — win the remaining three games handsomely and stay in contention for the fourth play-off spot. But it would be easier said than done as in CSK, a formidable opponent awaits them first up against whom they lost by 38 runs in the first leg of the tournament in Chennai. RR have suffered a hat-trick of defeats — against DC by 33 runs and against bottom-placed SRH and RCB by 7 wickets respectively. It’s now or never for the Sanju Samson-led side as it fights to arrest the slide and stay afloat.
Chennai Super Kings: With four consecutive wins under their belt, CSK are on a roll. The yellow brigade beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by 20 runs, followed by victories over Royal Challengers Bangalore (by 6 wickets), Kolkata Knight Riders (by 2 wickets) and SRH. And the Doni-led side would be keen to stay in good form as the tournament approaches its business end.
Match 47: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: October 3 at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The Abu Dhabi pitch has also been on a slower side. Chasing will be a safer option on this pitch. Anything above 160 will be a good total.
Chennai won: 15
Rajasthan won: 9
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in the form of his life, registering scores of 40, 38, 88 not out and 45, which provided CSK strong starts in the power-play. In 11 matches in this year’s IPL, he has scored 407 runs at an average of 40.7, with a strike rate of 134.76.
Sanju Samson: The Rajasthan Royals captain has been a lone ranger for his team. In 11 matches in this IPL, Samson has scored 452 runs at an average of 50.22 with an impressive strike rate of 141.25.
Probable Playing XIs
Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood