Today on 19th October, there is another match of the Indian T20 League which will take place between Chennai and Rajasthan on the field of Abu Dhabi. The match is extremely crucial for both the teams as the defeat to either of them would cost their chance to enter in the play-offs. Both Rajasthan and Chennai have disappointed so far in the league.
In nine matches played by both of the teams, they have an equal number of matches that is just 3. The teams had to face loss in 6 games. In the points table the teams are sitting at the bottom with Chennai on sixth position while Rajasthan on seventh. Both the teams will be coming off with a heart-wrenching defeat in their previous match so they will definitely aim to win this one if they hope to enter in the play off.
For Chennai, despite coming off with some of the most experienced people in the field they couldn’t muster up the winning factor in them. However, in their last match their players did really well and were just a few steps away from the win before Delhi got a narrow win. Chennai had everything under control before their skipper, the planner MS Dhoni decided Jadeja to bowl the last over. Apart from which the injury of bravo impacted the team as well of course, in a bad way.
But overall, Chennai is quite satisfied with their batsmen specially the openers who are doing wonders for the team.They still need to look after their bowling.
On the other hand Rajasthan are looked upon as the unpredictable team which can fetch wins under impossible circumstances and lose very easy to tackle matches. Perhaps the biggest loophole in the Rajasthan franchise is their team strategy which doesn’t seem to work in their favors. The good news about the team is that their skipper Steve Smith has found his lost form in the last match and will hope to continue that in the upcoming matches.
Total matches: 22 games
Chennai Win: 14
Chennai: MS Dhoni (C), 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, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.
Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer.
Chennai: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Rajasthan: Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Riyan Parag. Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron.
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur
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