IPL 2021: Lalchand Rajput predicts Chennai Super Kings to win against Rajasthan Royals
Both CSK and RR have lost and won a game each.
Updated - Apr 19, 2021 8:51 pm
The twelfth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) is currently in progress at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the toss, the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson opted to bat, feeling that bowling first has been the better option at the venue. He further backed his team, and said that he trusts his unit to bat deep and chase a target.
On a Head-to-Head count in the history of IPL of these two sides, both the Chennai Super Kings are the superior side, having won 14 to Rajasthan Royals’ nine in the two teams’ 23 meetings in the history of the league. However, former India cricketer, coach, and the CricTracker expert Lalchand Rajput reckons that the MS Dhoni-led Super Kings will be able to take an edge over Samson and his men in this encounter and register their second win of the season.
Speaking at CricTracker’s live show ‘In The Air’, Rajput reckoned that he would pick CSK despite the fact that chasing teams have fared better at Mumbai. “I would like to go with Chennai Super Kings. Though, I know that chasing teams have been better at the venue, but I think that CSK would be able to beat them. Looking at the kind of team they have, Chennai is the stronger side.”
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Both RR, CSK with two points
Speaking about both the teams’ performances so far in the league, Chennai Super Kings lost their first game against Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets, but make a strong comeback by defeating Punjab Kings by 6 wickets and 26 balls to spare.
The Royals, on the other hand, went down by merely four runs in a heart-breaking defeat against Punjab Kings, where despite their skipper Samson’s century (119 off merely 63), they went on to lose the game on the last ball. Fortunes for them changed against the Delhi Capitals when they pulled off a miraculous victory from the jaws of defeat courtesy of David Miller and Chris Morris’ heroics.