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🏏IPL 2023: Match 17 - CSK vs RR on 12/04/23 at 7:30 PM IST 🏏
Chennai Super Kings will be squaring off against Rajasthan Royals in the 17th game of the TATA IPL 2023 in Chennai TODAY.
Both teams have played three games each this season so far.
Chennai Super Kings won two of their three games so far, and are placed fifth on the points' table with a tally of 4 points and a net run rate of +0.356.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have also won two of their three matches so far, and are placed second on the points' table with a tally of 4 points and a net run rate of +2.067.
Chennai Super Kings are coming on the back of a 7-wicket win against the Mumbai Indians in their last outing, while Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in their previous encounter.
For the Royals batters, the change in approach is going to be quite massive considering the fact that they played their last two games in batting friendly conditions in Guwahati.
But even in turning conditions, their batters may hold the edge over CSK going by history. Jos Buttler's record against finger spin in the IPL over the last five years is exceptional, as he averages over 100 at a strike rate of 156.
Sanju Samson could come to the party as well given his record against left-arm spinners
How will CSK manage to counter all of that is the big question as they eye their third win on the trot after losing the opening game.
CSK approach this game on the back of their big win against rivals Mumbai Indians in a contest where their own spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja had a huge say.
Maheesh Theekshana is likely to make it a troika!
An exciting contest is anticipated here between these two sides once again!!
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni©(wk), Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala/Moeen Ali, Tushar Deshpande, Ambati Rayudu
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson©(wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Murugan Ashwin
The average first-innings score on this wicket is 170 runs.
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 80 on this ground.
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