IPL 2020, CSK vs RR highlights: Buttler's fifty takes RR to crucial victory

RR skipper Steve Smith and CSK skipper MS Dhoni
In today’s match of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

With this win, Rajasthan climbed to 5th spot in IPL 2020 points table while Chennai slipped to the last position. 

Opting to bat, CSK never got going and lacked the fire power to put up a decent score after being reduced to 56 for four in 10 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for CSK with a 30-ball unbeaten 35 and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, playing in his 200th IPL game, made a run-a-ball 28 while adding 51 runs for the fifth wicket.

Rajasthan Royals produced a fine bowling effort to restrict three-time champions Chennai Super Kings to a modest 125 for five in an Indian Premier League match here on Monday.

Dhoni's decision to bat first backfired as RR picked up wickets at regular intervals to make life difficult for CSK.

Dhoni and Jadeja tried their best to resurrect the innings and then up the ante, but it proved to be too little too late.

Rajasthan suffered early jolts as well as the side lost three wickets for just 28 runs, but Jos Buttler and Steve Smith revived the innings and led the team to a comfortable victory. 

Jos Buttler smashed 70 off 48 balls while Smith played a second fiddle with 26 off 34 balls.

CSK vs RR playing 11:

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

IPL live score: RCB vs KKR full scorecard

 

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RR live score after 17.3 Over: 126-3

 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 
 
Jadeja into the attack 
 
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, and that's it. Rajasthan wins it.
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Buttler, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Buttler, no run

RR live score after 17 Over: 124-3

 
 
Over Summary: 4 0 1 6 1 0
 
Chawla continues
 
Ball 6: Chawla to Smith, no run
 
Ball 5: Chawla to Buttler, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Chawla to Buttler, SIX
 
Ball 3: Chawla to Smith, single 
 
Ball 2: Chawla to Smith, no run
 
Ball 1: Chawla to Smith, FOUR to deep mid-wicket

RR live score after 16 Over: 112-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 1
 
Shardul Thakur continues
 
Ball 6: Thakur to Smith, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Thakur to Buttler, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Thakur to Smith, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Thakur to Buttler, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Thakur to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Buttler, no run

RR live score after 15 Over: 108-3

 
 
Over Summary: 2 1 4 4 4 1
 
Chawla continues
 
Ball 6: Thakur to Buttler, single
 
Ball 5: Thakur to Buttler, FOUR!! Long on direction and Curran fails to pick in the deep
 
Ball 4: Thakur to Buttler, FOUR!! This time to deep backward point
 
Ball 3: Chawla to Buttler, FOUR!! Hit straight to long-on ad this brings fifty for Buttler
 
Ball 2: Chawla to Smith, single to covers
 
Ball 1: Chawla to Smith, 2 runs to fine leg

RR live score after 14 Over: 92-3

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 4 1
 
Shardul Thakur continues
 
Ball 6: Thakur to Smith, single
 
Ball 5: Thakur to Smith, FOUR!! Scooped to fine leg direction
 
Ball 4: Thakur to Buttler, single
 
Ball 3: Thakur to Buttler, two runs to backward square leg
 
Ball 2: Thakur to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Smith, single

RR live score after 13 Over: 83-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 2 0 1 0 1
 
Piyush Chawla is brought into the attack
 
Ball 6: Chawla to Smith, single
 
Ball 5: Chawla to Smith, no run
 
Ball 4: Chawla to Buttler, single
 
Ball 3: Chawla to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 2: Chawla to Buttler, two runs
 
Ball 1: Chawla to Buttler, no run

RR live score after 12 Over: 79-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 2 4 6 0 1
 
Shardul Thakur continues
 
Ball 6: Thakur to Buttler, single
 
Ball 5: Thakur to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 4: Thakur to Buttler, SIX!! Picked well and dispatched to long-off 
 
Ball 3: Thakur to Buttler, FOUR!! Short length and cut away to deep backward point
 
Ball 2: Thakur to Buttler, two runs to deep extra cover region
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Buttler, no run

RR live score after 11 Over: 65-3

 
 
Over Summary: 2 0 2 1 1 L1
 
Sam Curran is brought into the attack
 
Ball 6: Sam Curran to Buttler, single
 
Ball 5: Sam Curran to Smith, single
 
Ball 4: Sam Curran to Buttler, single
 
Ball 3: Sam Curran to Buttler, 2 runs
 
Ball 2: Curran to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 1: Curran to Buttler, two runs to backward square leg

RR live score after 10 Over: 59-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 Wd 2 4 1 0 0
 
Shardul Thakur is brought into the attack
 
Ball 6: Thakur to Smith, no run
 
Ball 5: Thakur to Smith, no run, a bit of mix-up
 
Ball 4: Thakur to Buttler, single to third man
 
Ball 3: Thakur to Buttler, FOUR
 
Ball 2: Thakur to Buttler, Wide, two runs to deep extra cover
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Buttler, no run

RR live score after 9 Over: 51-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 2 4 0 1
 
Hazlewood into his last over
 
Ball 6: Hazlewood to Buttler, single
 
Ball 5: Hazlewood to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 4: Hazlewood to Buttler, FOUR!! Hit straight down the ground
 
Ball 3: Hazlewood to Buttler, two runs to backward square leg
 
Ball 2: Hazlewood to Smith, single at mid on
 
Ball 1: Hazlewood to Smith, no run

RR live score after 8 Over: 43-3

 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 1
 
Chahar back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Chahar to Smith, single
 
Ball 5: Chahar to Smith, no run
 
Ball 4: Chahar to Smith, no run
 
Ball 3: Chahar to Smith, two runs
 
Ball 2: Chahar to Smith, no run
 
Ball 1: Chahar to Smith, no run

RR live score after 7 Over: 40-3

 
 
Over Summary: 1 4 2 1 0 1
 
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack
 
Ball 6: Jadeja to Smith, single
 
Ball 5: Jadeja to Smith, no run
 
Ball 4: Jadeja to Buttler, single
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Buttler, sweep to fine-leg for two runs
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Buttler, FOUR!! Reverse sweep by the batsmen to deep backward point
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Smith, single

RR live score after 6 Over: 31-3

 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 2 0 0
 
Hazlewood continues
 
Ball 6: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 5: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 4: Hazlewood to Buttler, two runs
 
Ball 3: Hazlewood to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 2: Hazlewood to Smith, single
 
Ball 1: Hazlewood to Smith, no run, appeal for lbw, not out givem, CSK reviews but Smith survives

RR live score after 5 Over: 28-3 | Samson out

 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 W 0 0 0
 
Chahar continues, Jos Buttler is the new batsman in
 
Ball 6: Chahar to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 5: Chahar to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 4: Chahar to Buttler, no run
 
Ball 3: Chahar to Samson, OUT!! Dhoni takes a beauty as Sanju Samson edges on the leg side
 
Ball 2: Chahar to Samson, no run
 
Ball 1: Chahar to Samson, no run, movement for the bowler

RR live score after 4 Over: 28-2 | Uthappa out

 
 
Over Summary: 2 W 0 0 0 0
 
Hazlewood continues, Steve Smith is the new batsman in
 
Ball 6: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 5: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 4: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 3: Hazlewood to Smith, no run
 
Ball 2: Hazlewood to Uthappa, Caught by Dhoni as he tries to scoop
 
Ball 1: Hazlewood to Uthappa, 2 runs, hit straight in the deep

RR live score after 3 Over: 26-1

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 4 W
 
Chahar continues
 
Ball 6: Chahar to Stokes, OUT!! Inside edge and Stokes departs!
 
Ball 5: Chahar to Stokes, FOUR!! Splendid shot from the middle of the bat to long-off
 
Ball 4: Chahar to Uthappa, single to deep backward point
 
Ball 3: Chahar to Uthappa, no run
 
Ball 2: Chahar to Uthappa, no run
 
Ball 1: Chahar to Stokes, 1 run

RR live score after 2 Over: 20-0

 
 
Over Summary: L4 1 0 0 4 1
 
 
Hazlewood into the attack
 
Ball 6: Hazlewood to Stokes, single
 
Ball 5: Hazlewood to Stokes, FOUR!!
 
Ball 4: Hazlewood to Stokes, no run
 
Ball 3: Hazlewood to Stokes, no run
 
Ball 2: Hazlewood to Uthappa, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Hazlewood to Uthappa, leg byes, FOUR

RR live score after 1 Over: 10- 0

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 5 0 L1
 
Deepak Chahar opens the attack for CSK, Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa into the attack
 
Ball 6: Chahar to Uthappa, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Chahar to Uthappa, no run
 
Ball 4: Chahar to Stokes, 5RUNS, overthrow and no fielder to collect it
 
Ball 3: Chahar to Stokes, no run
 
Ball 2: Chahar to Stokes, FOUR!! 
 
Ball 1: Chahar to Stokes, no run

CSK live score after 20 Over: 125-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 2 1 1 B1 1
 
Ben Stokes into the last over of the innings
 
Ball 6: Stokes to Jadeja, single
 
Ball 5: Stokes to Jadhav, byes, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Stokes to Jadeja, single to long-on
 
Ball 3: Stokes to Jadhav, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Stokes to Jadhav, DROPPED! Jadhav hits it to long off but Archer drops it, two runs to CSK
 
Ball 1: Stokes to Jadeja, 1 run

CSK live score after 19 Over: 118-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 4 4 1
 
Archer continues
 
Ball 6: Archer to Jadeja, single
 
Ball 5: Archer to Jadeja, FOUR, shorter one and Jadeja gets it to fine-leg
 
Ball 4: Archer to Jadeja, FOUR!! Driven to long-off
 
Ball 3: Archer to Jadeja, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Archer to Jadhav, no run, totally beaten Jadhav
 
Ball 1: Archer to Jadeja, 1 run

CSK live score after 18 Over: 100-4 | Dhoni runout

 
 
Over Summary: 1 L1 4 W1 0 0
 
Kartik Tyagi continues, Dhoni out, Jadhav walks in
 
Ball 6: Tyagi to Kedar Jadhav, no run
 
Ball 5: Tyagi to Kedar Jadhav, no run
 
Ball 4: Tyagi to Dhoni, Dhoni runs for two, Samson appeals for runout, looks close, Dhoni misses it by inches and he has to depart
 
Ball 3: Tyagi to Dhoni, FOUR!! Dhoni slams it to long on and Jofra Archer mis fields
 
Ball 2: Tyagi to Jadeja, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Tyagi to Dhoni, full toss but just 1 run as Dhoni mistimes

CSK live score after 17 Over: 100-4

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 1
 
Archer back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Archer to Dhoni, 1 run 
 
Ball 5: Archer to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 4: Archer to Jadeja, single
 
Ball 3: Archer to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 2: Archer to Dhoni, 1 run to third man
 
Ball 1: Archer to Jadeja, top edge, 1 run to cover

CSK live score after 16 Over: 96-4

 
 
Over Summary: L1 1 1 2 1 1
 
Ben Stokes back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Stokes to Jadeja, 1 run to short third man
 
Ball 5: Stokes to Dhoni, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Stokes to Dhoni, two runs
 
Ball 3: Stokes to Jadeja, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Stokes to Dhoni, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Stokes to Jadeja, leg byes, 1 run, Stokes appeal for lbw but no result off it

CSK live score after 15 Over: 89-4

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 1
 
Tewatia continues
 
Ball 6: Tewatia to Jadeja, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Tewatia to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 4: Tewatia to Dhoni, 1 run to long-on
 
Ball 3: Tewatia to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni mistimes it
 
Ball 2: Tewatia to Jadeja, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Tewatia to Dhoni, 1 run

CSK live score after 14 Over: 85-4

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 1 Wd 4 4
 
Kartik Tyagi back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Kartik to Jadeja, FOUR!! Jadeja cuts it to backward point direction
 
Ball 5: Kartik to Jadeja, WIDE, FOUR!! as Jadeja gets an outside edge
 
Ball 4: Kartik to Dhoni, single to mid on
 
Ball 3: Kartik to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 2: Kartik to Dhoni, FOUR!! Wrist work from Dhoni and a boundary into the cover region
 
Ball 1: Kartik to Dhoni, no run

CSK live score after 13 Over: 71-4

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 1
 
Shreyas Gopal continues
 
Ball 6: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, single 
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Gopal to Jadeja, single
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Gopal to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, 1 run

CSK live score after 12 Over: 68-4

 
Over Summary: 3 0 2 0 0 2
 
Tewatia continues
 
Ball 6: Two runs
 
Ball 5: Tewatia to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 4: Tewatia to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 3: Two runs
 
Ball 2: Tewatia to Jadeja, no run
 
Ball 1: Rahul Tewatia to Dhoni, 3 runs

CSK live score after 11 Over: 61-4

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 0 2 1 1
 
Shreyas continues
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Gopal to Jadeja, 2 runs
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, 1 run

CSK live score after 10 Over: 56-4

 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 W
 
Tewatia continues
 
Ball 6: Tewatia to Rayudu, OUT! Top edge and Sanju Samson takes a simple catch
 
Ball 5: Tewatia to Rayudu, no run
 
Ball 4: Tewatia to Dhoni, single to mnid off
 
Ball 3: Tewatia to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 2: Tewatia to Dhoni, no run
 
Ball 1: Tewatia to Dhoni, no run

CSK live score after 9 Over: 55-3 | Curran out, Rayudu survives

 
 
Over Summary: 2 W 0 0 1 1
 
Shreyas Gopal continues, SM Dhoni walks in
 
Ball 6: Shreyas Gopal to Dhoni, single
 
Ball 5: Single to long-on
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Gopal to Rayudu, appeal for LBW, out given by the umpire, CSK reviews, and Rayudu survives
 
Ball 2: OUT!! Curransteps out and swings the bat, long off was aert and took 
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Gopal to Curran, 2 runs, top edge there but keeper couldn't take it

CSK live score after 8.2 Over: 53-3

 
 
Over Summary: 2 W
 
Shreyas Gopal continues
 
Ball 6: 
 
Ball 5: 
 
Ball 4: 
 
Ball 3: 
 
Ball 2: OUT!! Curransteps out and swings the bat, long off was aert and took 
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Gopal to Curran, 2 runs, top edge there but keeper couldn't take it

CSK live score after 8 Over: 51-2

 
Over Summary: 1 N 1 1 0 1 1
 
Rahul Tewatia is brought into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Wide, it's a no ball as well, Rayudu picks one off it  as he looks to hit big
 
Ball 1: Rahul Tewatia to Curran, 1 run

CSK live score after 7 Over: 45-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 1
 
Shreyas Gopal is brought into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Gopal to Sam Curran, no run
 
Ball 2: Single 
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Gopal to Rayudu, no run

CSK live score after 6 Over: 43-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 1
 
Ben Stokes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Kartik Tyagi to Rayudu, no run
 
Ball 2: Single 
 
Ball 1: Kartik Tyagi to Sam Curran, no run

CSK live score after 5 Over: 41-2

 
Over Summary: 6 1 0 4 0 4
 
Ben Stokes into the attack
 
Ball 6: FOUR!! 
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Four!! Rayudu starts early and gets a boundary
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Single 
 
Ball 1: Stokes to Sam Curran, SIX, straight down the ground

CSK live score after 4 Over: 26-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 1 4 4 W
 
Kartik Tyagi into the attack
 
Ball 6: OUT!! Watson looks to flick but gets caught by Tewatia
 
Ball 5: FOUR!! Two in two!!
 
Ball 4: Four!! Watson charges early
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Kartik Tyagi to Sam Curran, FOUR!! 
 
Ball 1: Kartik Tyagi to Sam Curran, no run

CSK live score after 3 Over: 13-1

 
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 2 W
 
Archer continues
 
Ball 6: OUT!! du PLessis looks to cut but mistimes and Buttler takes the catch in covers
 
Ball 5: Two runs 
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Jofra Archer to Sam Curran, no run
 
Ball 1: Jofra Archer to Sam Curran, no run

CSK live score after 2 Over: 10-0

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 2 0
 
Ankit Rajpoot inot the attack
 
Ball 6: Dot
 
Ball 5: Two runs 
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: A boundary to du Plessis
 
Ball 1: Dot

CSK live score after 1 Over: 2-0

 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 0 0
 
Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis open for CSK. Jofra Archer opens bowling attack
 
 
Ball 6: Dot
 
Ball 5: Dot
 
Ball 4: Dot
 
Ball 3: Jofra Archer to du Plessis, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Curran picks one
 
Ball 1: Dot

Rajasthan Royals Playing 11

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood

Couple of changes in CSK playing 11

Hazlewood and Chawla in

Dhoni on Bravo's injury

He won't be available for the next few games

Some more milestones await MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni will become the first player to feature in 200 IPL games

Dhoni needs one dismissal to complete 150 IPL dismissals

Dhoni needs 6 runs to complete 4000 IPL runs for CSK



CSK vs RR playing 11 prediction

Chennai Super Kings
 
MS Dhoni (C, WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur.
 
Rajasthan Royals
 
Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (Wk), Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

CSK vs RR Pitch report

 
 
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is likely to favour bowlers in early stages of the match with spinners coming into the picture in the middle overs.
 
The pitch might get slower as the match progresses and 160-170 seems like a good total considering the last two matches at the venue.

CSK vs RR head to head

 
 
Total matches: 22
 
CSK won: 14
 
RR won: 8
 
No result: 0

CSK vs RR Squads

 
 
Chennai Super Kings: M S Dhoni (captain, wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, K M Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.
 
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande.

Preview

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have a chance to jump out of the bottom three of the IPL table when they face each other at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. Both sides are on six points and CSK are one place above RR on sixth because of their superior net run rate.

CSK's top order of Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu showed they have regained their touch in recent matches, while Ravindra Jadeja was also quite handy with the bat in their last game against the Delhi Capitals (DC).

However, the form of captain MS Dhoni could be a cause of concern. The veteran wicketkeeper batsman has not been able match up to the lofty standards he has set over the years with the bat this season. With 3,994 runs from 169 games, Dhoni is also the leading run-scorer for his side.

The injury of Dwayne Bravo, whose bowling CSK are dependent upon in the death overs will be a cause for concern.

The bowlers did well in the initial overs against DC but failed to click recurrently, leading to Shikhar Dhawan's maiden IPL ton almost single-handedly snatching the game away from them.

On the other hand, RR too face similar issues. Their batsmen did well in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), particularly Steve Smith and Robin Uthappa, who was promoted to the top of the order for that match.

The RR think-tank will, however, hope that Ben Stokes and the out-of-form Sanju Samson, also the highest run-getter for RR with 1,768 runs, will reverse their run of low scores as the league stage enters its home stretch.

 


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