Today’s IPL 2023 match, CSK vs RR live score: Updated scorecard, XIs, toss, stats and match prediction | Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals take on Chennai Super Kings tonight (April 12) at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The teams will be led by two wicketkeepers, MS Dhoni and Sanju Samson — here’s the match prediction for game no.17 of IPL 2023, including predicted CSK and RR XIs, match prediction and team news.
CSK vs RR live score: Follow the live scorecard here
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to bowl first.
The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) on April 12, 2023.
CSK vs RR: Team news for today’s IPL 2023 match
Both teams have won twice in three games in this year’s IPL so far, although Rajasthan are placed higher in the points table courtesy of a superior net run rate (2.067 as compared to CSK’s 0.356).
For the hosts, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the star performer, scoring 189 runs in the edition, at a strike rate of 162. He was joined by Ajinkya Rahane in the last game, against Mumbai India, as he smashed a 19-ball fifty on his debut for the team.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, have also been led by a young India opener in Yashasvi Jaiswal. He has 125 runs in three games in IPL 2023, scoring his runs at a strike rate nearing 165. In the last match, against Delhi Capitals, he scored 60 in 31 balls to give Rajasthan an excellent launchpad.
In Jos Buttler, Jaiswal has an in-form partner, and Rajasthan will hope their openers can set the stage for them tonight as well. An injury forced Buttler to have his finger stitched, but he did turn out against Delhi.
For CSK, the unfit Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali did not feature in the last game, while Deepak Chahar was injured during his first over. On the other hand, they now have Maheesh Theekshana.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s match
April 13, 2023: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT)
IPL 2023: Yesterday’s match
DC vs MI – Mumbai Indians won by six wickets
CSK vs RR: Predicted XIs for the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals
CSK XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ben Stokes (if fit, otherwise Dwaine Pretorius), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande
RR XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Jason Holder, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma
CSK vs RR: IPL prediction for today’s match 17
Rajasthan have R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal in their ranks, who will provide a stiff challenge to Chennai. Trent Boult already has two wicket-maiden overs this IPL in three matches, and will open the bowling. Chahar’s injury will be a big blow Chennai, while there are still question marks over Stokes’ participation.
Overall, RR have a stronger team on paper, but CSK are playing at their den, and will have the home support.
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