Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – Match Preview
The Super Kings have the edge in their last five head-to-head meetings with the Rajasthan Royals. CSK have won three and RR two.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
When: Saturday, 2 October 2021
Start time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Pitch conditions: The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has proven a bit two-paced at times and is probably the trickiest pitch for the batsmen of the three IPL 2021 venues. A first-innings score of 170 should be competitive.
Weather conditions: There is a small chance of rain in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, but it probably won’t be enough to limit play. Otherwise, hot and dry conditions are expected on matchday.
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – Latest Odds
Betmaster are a good Indian cricket betting site and we have found their outright match odds to be particularly attractive.
Bet on the Rajasthan Royals to win the match at 2.5 or the Super Kings to succeed at 1.6. The Royals odds are an interesting proposition.
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – Team News
Chris Morris – Rajasthan’s top-dollar all-rounder isn’t in good form. He is struggling with the bat and ball. Let’s see if they pick him in the XI.
Liam Livingstone – The Royals have an England superstar at the top of their order in Livingstone. He has been prolific in other domestic T20 leagues other than the IPL, too.
Sanju Samson – The Rajasthan captain will need to be at his very best if his team are going to beat the three-time champions.
MS Dhoni – The Super Kings have an excellent skipper in Dhoni. His bowling changes and field placements have been exemplary.
Shardul Thakur – Chennai have a world-class all-rounder in Thakur. His role with the ball could be especially important here.
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – Betting Tips and Predictions
Our experts have more IPL betting tips. These predictions are filled with good odds. Consider these tips for the match.
Choose Chahar for Top Chennai Bowler
Deepak Chahar is among the best right-arm seamers in the Indian Premier League 2021. He is a genuine swing bowler in the right conditions.
Chahar knows his craft well and, more importantly, when to bowl which deliveries. He has tricked many batsmen recently.
He is a good pick at 3.5 with bet365 to be the top Chennai Super Kings bowler in this match. They have other choices in the same market, but this one looks the best.
Pick No 50 to Be Scored
Abu Dhabi has produced a couple of scores of around 130 this IPL season and even had one in the 90s. The bowlers have done well at this ground.
The pitch won’t necessarily improve for the batsmen either. We will probably get another low-scoring affair here.
Bet on no half-century to be scored in the whole match at 4.2 with 22Bet. If this is going to happen, it should happen at this ground rather than Dubai or Sharjah.
Bet on CSK for the Top Opening Partnership
The Royals will likely open the batting with Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal. CSK will probably have Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order.
It’s the Chennai combo that is looking the most stable, but it will be an interesting tussle to see which opening partnership scores the most.
We like the look of 1xBet’s price of 1.85 for Chennai to do this. Gaikwad has been in fine form and du Plessis is a good foil to him.
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