In the 12th match of IPL 2019, The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are going to host Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On one hand where CSK has triumphed in two matches and stands second on the points board, RR have had a very sad start in IPL this time around.
- Match: CSK vs RR, Match 12
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Date and Time: 31st March, 8:00 pm local time (2:30 GMT)
The weather at Chennai is hot and humid with temperature around 34-35 degree Celsius and humidity touching almost 70%; however, there is no sign of rain.
- Hot and very humid
- No rains
The pitch was the topic of discussion in the last match but hopefully it will have a different tale to tell this time. So if there is any improvement, there might be some scope of runs this time around while spinners might come in quite late.
CSK: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, Raavindra Jadeja, David Willey, Mitchell Santner, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif.
RR: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Ashton Turner, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Aryaman Birla, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi.
CSK has had troubles with injured Lungi Ngidi and now David Willey has also pulled out of IPL due to personal reasons. Although, the team management has not found replacement for Willey, Scott Kuggeleijn will replace Ngidi.
The Probable XIs
CSK: MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner.
RR: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham , Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Sudhesan Midhun.
Suggested Selections for Fantasy Cricket Team
Batsmen: Shane Watson, though did not score any runs in the first match of IPL 2019, scored 44 off a mere 26 in the match against Delhi Capitals. He is an amazing bowler as well and if his injury permits him to bowl be rest assured of some wickets from him. Jos Buttler, the wicket keeper-batsman, scored a massive 69 off 43 balls. Hopefully he will be able to entertain us in this match sans any controversy. Suresh Raina has performed really well against the RR and can be a smart pick. Rahane too has had a good performance and can be considered.
Bowlers: Imran Tahir or Ravindra Jadeja along with Shardul Thakur or Jofra Archer can be a good combination. Tahir had taken 3 wickets and gave away only 9 runs in the opening game.
All rounders: Dwayne Bravo always performs well with his bat and is a brilliant fielder. Ben Stokes has the ability to perform well in all the departments and he is sure eager to achieve that. Ravindra Jadeja too fits perfectly in this category.
Captain: Shane Watson or Jos Buttler
Vice Captain: Ajinkya Rahane or Imran Tahir
Wicket Keeper: Jos Buttler
While you choose your fantasy team, there are certain things you should keep in mind such as the credits provided, how many teams you can make in one tournament, etc and hence making proper combination of players to form your fantasy cricket team is important. There are several matches where you are allowed to make more than one team and so you can have a dream combination and more chances to win. You can download Dream11 or MPL SuperTeam and start playing these wonderful matches.