In the current interesting series of IPL 2019, the next match is scheduled on 11th April 2019 for the teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at 8.00 PM IST in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Chennai is at the top of the table of points with 5 won out of 6 matches, whereas Rajasthan Royals is at the 7th place by winning 1 match out of 5 matches. CSK need a victory to continue at the first place and Rajasthan Royal needs a victory to move forward in the table of points.
Chennai Super Kings
Having a good number of victories the team has to be strong in the current match as well. It is expected that the team may bring Sam Billings in the place of Shane Watson. The opening will be Faf du Plessis where middle-order will be by Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu. The team also needs the support of Dhoni and Jadhav as the match progress. In the area of blowing, it is expected from Harbhajan, Tahir and Jadeja will be pillars of support to the team and lead to victory.
- The Expected XI: Faf du Plessis; Shane Watson; Suresh Raina; Ambati Rayudu; MS Dhoni; Kedar Jadhav; Ravindra Jadeja; Deepak Chahar; Scott Kuggeleijn; Harbhajan Singh; Imran Tahir
It is expected that Mahipal Lomror will be given a chance in place of Sudhesan Midhun. If Samson comes back the batting team can be strengthened. The opening batsmen are Rahane and Buttler followed with Smith and they will try to be with strength in batting area. When bowling is considered, Kulkarni, Archer, Gopal, Stokes, and Gowtham will be supportive of the team.
- The Expected XI: Jos Butler, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham/ Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni
Head to head matches
- The total matches played by both the teams are 21 out of which 13 matches are won by Chennai Super Kings and remaining 8 matches are won by Rajasthan Royals.
- When Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is considered the total matches played is 6 and out of which 2 matches won by Chennai Super Kings and the remaining 4 matches are being won by Rajasthan Royals.
Pitch Condition and Weather Report
The pitch is not going to be too tough for batting with the temperature in the 30's. It is expected that there will not be much humid during the time of the match as well. In 3 matches played in the season in this ground, 2 matches were won by the team that came second in batting.
On the whole, it is going to be one of the most interesting matches for the fans of the teams and cricket lovers. Every IPL match post will help to find the efficiency of the team and expectations will be increased based on their performance. Now, it is time to wait until the match starts to have great entertainment.