Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on 20th April 2018 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. This will be a home match for Chennai Super Kings, as their home matches are shifted to Pune; after their home matches are moved out of Chennai due to security issues due to the volatile political situation in Tamil Nadu. The day will be hot with a maximum temperature of 38ºC but match hours will be around 30ºC and lower than.
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Pitch Report
The Pune pitch is nice and flat, with no cracks. Wicket is nicely and a good covering of grass which will give fast bowlers a bit off the movement. 160+ score game can be seen here.
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Team News
Chennai Super Kings are at 4th on the points table with 4 points in their 3 matches played; with 2 wins and 1 loss. Rajasthan Royals are just behind CSK at 5th position with 4 points in their 4 matches played; with 2 wins and 2 losses.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team News
Suresh Raina will be not playing this match due to injury and is expected to see a comeback in next match. On the other hand, MS Dhoni is suffering from the back injury; he was missing from CSK’s practice session on Thursday at Pune. There are reports that Dhoni may not keep for CSK, if true than Sam Billings and Ambati Rayudu are the options available from the last playing XI or N. Jagadeesan may come in.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team News
Rajasthan Royals have been playing with same XI in last four matches and this time they might make some changes to their last playing XI, Heinrich Klaasen in place of D Arcy Short and Jofra Archer in place of Ben Laughlin.
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Head to Head
Out of 17 encounters in IPL, Chennai Super Kings have won 11 times and Rajasthan Royals have won 6. Both teams have not played any match against each other at Pune. In last 5 matches, Chennai Super Kings have won 3 and Rajasthan Royals have won 2.
|Total||CSK Won||RR Won|
|At Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium|
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Match Prediction
Both the teams are making comeback after two years of the ban and are in front of each other. Both teams have not played their best cricket just yet, but have had moments of individual brilliance. With Chennai Super Kings have a good playing record against Rajasthan Royals; on the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are coming with a newly structured team. Considering this Chennai Super Kings will have an upper hand in this match.
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Toss Prediction
With the MS Dhoni having the golden call for winning the toss, most probably CSK.
IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Predicted Score
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Chennai Super Kings||180+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR Who Will Win?
All the three matches for Chennai Super Kings were entertaining till last over and MS Dhoni was the crucial man. MS Dhoni presence will be the key for Chennai Super Kings.
|Chennai Super Kings||55%||60%|
In our prediction, Chennai Super Kings have more chance of winning this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK vs RR
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: 20th April, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI for CSK: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shradul Thakur.
Playing XI for RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin.