Indian T20 League 2019: Match 25, Rajasthan vs Chennai – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips
All that you need to read before picking your Fantain XI for Rajasthan vs Chennai.
Updated - Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm
After taking the numero uno position in the points table, Chennai are now in Rajasthan to play the hosts in the match no 25 of the Indian T20 league. Chennai had beaten Rajasthan in their previous encounter at their own den. The hosts, who are languishing at the bottom of the points table, will be looking at ways to counter the MS Dhoni-led side, which is strong even away from home. Having lost only one game so far, Chennai are the team to beat this season. Here is all you need to know before you pick your Fantain XI for the Chennai vs Rajasthan game.
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Team news – Chennai
Chennai rarely like to tweak their playing XI. They are most likely to go with the same XI which beat Kolkata comprehensively in the last game.
Likely playing XI – Sam Billings, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Team News – Rajasthan
An injured Sanju Samson missed out the last two matches and is expected to be fit by now. He is a good hitter of the ball and can boost the Royals’ morale.
Likely playing XI – Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Imran Tahir – The leg-spinner has been in great form for Chennai this season, trapping several batsmen in front of the stumps. Along with fast bowler Deepak Chahar, Tahir has been Dhoni’s go-to bowler this year, and will be looking to create an impact on pitches not as slow as Chennai’s.
Faf du Plessis – One batsman who can give you a lot of points on your Fantain Fantasy XI is Faf du Plessis, who has been opening all the innings for Chennai with a lot of confidence, with which he constructs impressive knocks. He can come even more handy for his team in Jaipur, where the pitch favours batsmen.
MS Dhoni – In form or out of form, you cannot leave out the Chennai skipper from your Fantain XI. This year, however, Dhoni is in good form and can help you score some quick points.
Steve Smith – In Rajasthan’s previous game against Kolkata, it was Steve Smith’s 73* which took the team to a respectable total of 139 in 20 overs. Now that he has found his form, the Australian will be looking for an even bigger inning against Chennai.
Ajinkya Rahane – The Rajasthan captain has not made any vital contributions with the bat this season, but now that his team has to win mostly all remaining games to stay in the race for the playoffs, Rahane will be looking to step up and deliver with the bat.