IPL 2019, Match 12 – CSK vs RR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

IPL 2019, Match 12 – CSK vs RR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

David Willey has pulled out of the IPL due to some family reasons.

Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have started this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL) on a grand note with a couple of victories against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Delhi Capitals (DC). The team is currently in the second position of the points table with only Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) above them. Their next game is against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), who have made a poor start to this season.

The game would be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the pitch of which turned out to be slow and slow in the tournament opener. The Royals are languishing at the bottom half of the points table with defeats in their first two games. Overhauling CSK’s class and venom in the latter’s den won’t be a cakewalk for the Ajinkya Rahane-captained team by any stretch of the imagination.

Match Details:

The 12th game of the IPL between CSK and RR will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

The conditions will be taxing for the players as the temperatures will be around the 35-degree mark. Even the humidity will be on the higher side, hovering around the 70 percent mark. It goes without saying that the players need to stay hydrated in order to be up and running.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

CSK – W, W, W, W, W

RR – L, L, L, W, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first-innings score: 154 from the last 5 night T20s

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost –1

Probable Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Bench: Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Sudhesan Midhun

Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Dhawal Kulkarni

Team News:

David Willey has pulled out of the IPL due to some family reasons.

Power Picks:

Raina vs RR: 19 inns 569 runs 29.94 average 4 fifties. These are the most runs by a player against the Royals.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson

Vice-Captain Options: Ajinkya Rahane, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Sanju Samson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Sanju Samson, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson (C), Ambati Rayudu

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu (VC)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Imran Tahir (VC), Deepak Chahar


Expert Advice:

The Chennai track was a spinner’s paradise last time around when CSK played RCB. Hence, one may try and pick as many spin bowling options in the lineup.

Probable Winners:

The prediction is for CSK to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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