Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – 46th match
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a tad on the slower side. In the previous game between MI and PBKS, run-making became a tough task especially when the ball became old. The track, however, tends to assist the team batting second.
Avg first innings score: 142 (5 matches in the IPL 2021 at Abu Dhab
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Jason Behrendorff, Bhagath Verma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Narayan Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, R Sai Kishore, Karn Sharma, Sam Curran, Imran Tahir
Played – 25 | Rajasthan Royals – 10 | Chennai Super Kings – 15 | N/R – 0
In the UAE
Played – 3 | Rajasthan Royals – 1 | Chennai Super Kings – 2 | N/R – 0
Probable best batter of the match
Faf du Plessis— Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis has been exceptional for the Super Kings in the 2021 edition of the IPL. In 11 matches, the former South Africa skipper has notched 435 runs at an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 138.09. Having scored four half-centuries in the T20 league, du Plessis has been on top of his game. The Royals need to get him out at the earliest.
Probable best bowler of the match
Mustafizur Rahman– Rajasthan Royals
Mustafizur Rahman has been exceptional for the Royals in recent times. Chris Morris hasn’t delivered in the UAE and it’s Mustafizur, who has stepped up for his team in the tournament. In 11 matches, the left-arm seamer has picked up 13 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 7.75.