CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the CSK vs RR match in IPL 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 12th May, Sunday.

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CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Match Preview

CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Match Preview | Image: BCCI

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Chennai Super Kings will host Rajasthan Royals in match no 61 of IPL 2024 on Sunday, 12th May, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK have won six out of 12 matches they have played so far this season and are sitting at the fourth spot of the points table. Rajasthan Royals are sitting at the second spot of the table with eight victories and have sealed their spot in the playoffs already. It is a must-win game for CSK while RR will try to claim the top spot with a victory. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the CSK vs RR match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals - IPL 2024

  • Date: 12/5/2024

  • Time: 3:30 pm

  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

How to watch the CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Match?

The Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The Chennai wicket will suit the spinners and medium pacers throughout the game. Batters might have to make the best use of the conditions in the powerplay and avoid losing wickets during those six overs. Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium is known for favouring spin bowlers. Chepauk has hosted 82 IPL matches, and the team batting first has won 48, more than 60 percent of the matches. 

The temperatures will be around 31 degrees in the evening. There is no chance of rain in the evening and the humidity is expected to be close to 81 percent.

CSK vs RR: Head-to-Head Record

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other in 28 matches. CSK have a slight lead with 15 victories while RR have emerged victorious only 13 times.

  • Matches played: 28
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 15
  • Rajasthan Royals won: 13
  • No result: 0

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Team News

Chennai Super Kings

Fast bowler Deepak Chahar didn't feature in the last match too. Pathirana and Mustafizur both are unavailable. Simarjeet Singh's debut was exceptional but he had a poor outing against Gujarat. Ravindra Jadeja also conceded lots of runs in his 2-over spell. Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande bowled beautifully and only conceded 58 runs in their 8-over spells. But, Santner and Mitchell were very poor in their spells.

Rahane and Ravindra opened in the previous game and both failed to contribute with runs. Skipper Ruturaj has impressed with his calm and composed in batting and captaincy so far this season but he also failed to score runs in the previous game. Although he is the top run scorer of Chennai this season.

Shivam Dube got out for ducks in the previous two games before the GT game. He improved in the game against GT but he couldn't do much too. Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali played brilliant innings but that was not enough for CSK to win the game. Chennai haven't played consistent cricket this season which has been the biggest issue.

MS Dhoni scored runs but he couldn't chase down the total. He has played some important knocks this season and has been one of the most important batters for CSK at lower down the order.

CSK vs RR: Shardul Thakur bowled a sensational spell against GT
Shardul Thakur bowled a sensational spell against GT | Image: BCCI

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are sitting at the second spot of the points table and they are looking like one of the favorites to lift the title this season. They are coming after two straight losses but will be desperate to get back to the winning path. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal have scored some valuable runs at the top for their side which have given the middle-order batters more freedom. But they haven't been so consistent which has created some problems too which is normal in T20s.

Sanju Samson has been the most crucial player for Rajasthan in the top order, scoring 471 runs in 11 matches. Riyan Parag is set to bat at no 4 and he has been brilliant for the side. Shubham Dubey played a little cameo in the last game and will try to replicate the same against CSK too.

Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma are highly expected to feature as the leading pace bowlers with Avesh Khan bowling the death overs. But, they proved to be very expensive in the last game. Avesh needs to work on his economy and his performances have been hot and cold. Yuzvendra Chahal also conceded lots of runs in his spell which has been the case with him this season.

Ashwin picked up three wickets in the last game and was very good in his 4-over spell. He was the only positive in RR's bowling unit and will try to replicate the same against his ex-franchise.

CSK vs RR: R Ashwin picked 3 for 24 in his four overs
R Ashwin picked 3 for 24 in his four overs | Image: Getty

Possible XIs

Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (wk), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande

Impact Player Subs: Devon Conway, Shaik Rasheed, Sameer Rizvi, Nishant Sindhu, AJ Mandal, DL Chahar, A Avanish, RS Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, M Theekshana, RJ Gleeson

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, D Ferreira, Shubham Dubey, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact Player Subs: Kunal Singh Rathore, DC Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, T Kohler-Cadmore, NA Saini, N Burger, KR Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Abid Mushtaq, TK Kotian, KA Maharaj

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: Dream XI Team Prediction

CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Fantasy Team Prediction
CSK vs RR IPL 2024 Fantasy Team Prediction | SportzPoint
Ruturaj Gaikwad Yashasvi Jaiswal Ravindra Jadeja Jos Buttler Yuzvendra Chahal Ipl Trent Boult Indian Premier League Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson Chennai Super Kings Shivam Dube Ipl 2024 Riyan Parag