IPL 2019: Match 12, CSK vs RR – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

Watson loves batting at the Chepauk.

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Chennai Super Kings’ Shane Watson (Photo by IANS)

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host the winless Rajasthan Royals in the 12th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The game will also sum up the first-weekend doubleheader of the season. While the Royals are struggling for their first points, the Men in Yellow have looked flawless far. Ajinkya Rahane and his team needs to improve their bowling a lot as they conceded 201 runs easily in the defence of 198 against Hyderabad on Friday.

The Royals’ bowlers will have a task on their hands at the Chepauk as the CSK opener Shane Watson will be looking to go big at the venue. He is also in good form after a good outing at the Feroz Shah Kotla and will be hoping to replicate the same on a super Sunday. If it spins though he will struggle and the visitors will have to smart.

Record against the opposition (RR):

Watson likes the Rajasthan Royals a lot it seems. He took a special liking to them last year scoring a century and then backing it up with a 39-run knock later in the season. If the former Australian cricketer is not dismissed within the first few overs, then the opposition might have to blunt the leather on the day.

Record at the venue (Chepauk, Chennai):

Shane Watson loves batting big at this venue and his stats prove it. In the shortest format, the Australian has scored 335 runs in 10 outings at an average of 35 and his strike-rate of 139.58 is brilliant on a slow surface. Watto has also slammed a century to go with one half-century.

Recent form:

The 37-year-old played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) before the IPL and was a key player to his team’s title triumph. He showed great form and has walked into the IPL with the same kind of touch

Last 8 innings across all formats – 44, 0, 7, 71, 20, 15, 91*, 33

Last 6 innings in the IPL – 44, 0, 117*, 0, 14, 57

Dream11 Scenario:

Shane Watson costs 10 credits in the Dream11 Fantasy and is a no-brainer pick in most of the teams. He opens the innings and more often than not gets the CSK off to a quick-fire start. Rightly, he has been picked in 85 % of the teams.

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