IPL 2020 Match 37- Chennai vs. Rajasthan Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals today, October 19, 2020 in the 37th match of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
These two teams are at the bottom of the points table having won only 3 out their 9 games which makes this match a must-win for both the teams. Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League picks
Rahul Tewatia is the match winner for Rajasthan Royals. Coming down the batter order, he has scored 222 runs in 9 matches at a massive strike rate of 145. He also bowls with an economy rate of 7.81 and has taken 6 wickets in 9 matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Faf Du Plessis has impressed this season with his batting. He has scored 365 runs, which included 4 half-centuries in 9 matches at a strike rate of 142. He and Shane Watson make one of the best opening pair of this season. Steve Smith started this season strong, then hit a rocky patch and now seems to be back in his form. The last time RR met CSK, Steve Smith scored 69 runs off 47 balls.
Shane Watson started slow but has now caught on. He has scored 277 runs in 9 matches at a strike rate of 123.11. As openers, Watson and Faf du Plessis shoulder the responsibility of giving CSK the start they require to post a huge score.
Sanju Samson scored 74 runs off 32 balls in RR's last game against CSK. The masterful knock included 1 boundary and 9 sixes. Since then though, he has been quiet. In the last 7 matches, he has scored only 77 runs and RR will expect a lot from him moving forward.
Jofra Archer is in the running for the Purple Cap holder in this season. He has scalped 12 wickets in 9 matches and if the opportunity arises, he can score some crucial runs with a strike rate of 191. Deepak Chahar is a great wicket-taking option for CSK. This season where bowlers are having a major impact on the games, CSK will expect a lot from Chahar. He has taken 8 wickets in matches at an economy rate of 7.41. Kartik Tyagi has posted 5 wickets in 5 matches at an economy rate of 8.52.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
As far as Fantasy Prediction goes, CSK seem to have an upper hand in this game as they a have stronger batting and bowling line-up. But you never know, the inclusion of Robin Uthappa can change RR's fortunes.
My XI– Faf du Plessis (Captain), Steve Smith (Vice-Captain), Shane Watson, Rahul Tewatia, Ambati Rayudu, Kartik Tyagi, Deepak Chahar, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Ravindra Jadeja.
Probable XI (CSK)- Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav/Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi.
Probable XI (RR)- Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.