IPL 2021: Match 47, RR vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

The Super Kings have already made their way through to the playoffs.

The Super Kings have already made their way through to the playoffs.
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Rajasthan Royals are set to lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in Match No.48 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Saturday, October 2 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The Super Kings, on Friday, became the first team to qualify for the playoffs after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With a net run rate of 1.002, the Yellow Army are also expected to finish on top of the points table. However, they may drop their guard a wee bit and rest a few of their key players. The Royals, led by Sanju Samson, on the other hand, are in dire straits as they are languishing at seventh in the table.

If they lose another game, it would be extremely tough for them to make it to the playoffs. In their previous game, RR lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets. Beating the Super Kings won’t be easy by any means and Samson’s men need to put their best foot forward in the match.

Match Details

Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – 46th match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a tad on the slower side. In the previous game between MI and PBKS, run-making became a tough task especially when the ball became old. The track, however, tends to assist the team batting second.

Avg first innings score: 142 (5 matches in the IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals

Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c, wk), Evin Lewis, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Bench: Akash Singh, KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Kuldip Yadav, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jaydev Unadkat

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Jason Behrendorff, Bhagath Verma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Narayan Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, R Sai Kishore, Karn Sharma, Sam Curran, Imran Tahir

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 25 | Rajasthan Royals – 10 | Chennai Super Kings – 15 | N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 3 | Rajasthan Royals – 1 | Chennai Super Kings – 2  | N/R – 0

Probable best batter of the match

Faf du Plessis— Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis has been exceptional for the Super Kings in the 2021 edition of the IPL. In 11 matches, the former South Africa skipper has notched 435 runs at an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 138.09. Having scored four half-centuries in the T20 league, du Plessis has been on top of his game. The Royals need to get him out at the earliest.

Probable best bowler of the match

Mustafizur Rahman– Rajasthan Royals

Mustafizur Rahman has been exceptional for the Royals in recent times. Chris Morris hasn’t delivered in the UAE and it’s Mustafizur, who has stepped up for his team in the tournament. In 11 matches, the left-arm seamer has picked up 13 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 7.75.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.

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