Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings will face Rajasthan Royals in the Match 47 of IPL 2021 on 2nd October at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Rajasthan is in 7th place in the rankings, with four victories out of 11 games and eight points. It is coming off a loss to third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore, thus a win would keep it in contention for the playoffs, while a loss would significantly hurt its hopes. CSK, on the other hand, is in first place with 9 victories from 11 games and 18 points, although it would still like to consolidate the top two spots. It is coming off a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are currently in last place.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the batting side and slightly better for pacers.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 34 – 35 °C


Total matches                                          47

Matches won batting first                       22

Matches won bowling first                     25

Average 1st Inns scores                        140

Average 2nd Inns scores                       129

Highest total recorded                            225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                             87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                             166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG

Lowest score defended                           129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) MS Dhoni – The right-handed batsman has exceptional batting and wicket keeping skills, as well as a captaincy style that straddles the line between conservatism and unconventionality. He is a wise pick for this match.

Matches – 342

Runs – 6887

Average – 38.47

2) Sanju Samson –  The right-handed batsman, given his innate potential, his game has truly progressed in the way it should have. He has led his team through thick and thin, he is a player with a lot of potential.

Matches – 185

Runs – 4518

Average – 27.88

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Suresh Raina – He is an attacking  left-handed batsman with tenacity and ability to split the field with powerful stroke play. His experience in this format and past performances for his franchises have earned him a respectable place in the squad.

Matches – 335

Runs – 8651

Average – 32.27

2) Evin Lewis – The left-handed batsman has a reputation for hitting big sixes in this format and with his power-striking, he is expected to give good fantasy points in the upcoming match.

Matches – 185

Runs – 5362

Average – 31.72                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3) Faf Du Plessis –  In the age of T20 cricket, his conventional, all-conditions technique and tenacious approach at the crease makes him a valuable asset. Furthermore, his ability to hit it big is a testament to his adaptability.

Matches – 260

Runs – 6606

Average – 30.72

4) Yashasvi Jaiswal – The youngster’s selection for the Royals in the IPL was a big lift, and if his potential is honed, he’ll make the most of it. Many people are inspired by Jaiswal’s cricketer journey.

Matches – 15

Runs – 330

Average – 22.00

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Chetan Sakariya – The left arm medium fast bowler is on a streak of taking wickets and it would be a wise decision to cash in on his momentum for good fantasy points.

Matches – 29

Wickets – 40

Economy – 7.62

2) Chris Morris – Morris is a naturally gifted athlete who can turn a game of cricket on its head with both bat and ball. He provides for a genuine all-round option, with the ability to crank up the speed gun while generating strong bounce, as well as some well-documented hitting skills, which most teams would welcome, especially in limited overs games.

Matches – 233

Wickets – 289

Economy – 7.79

3) Mustafizur Rahman – With his bowling it is difficult to deal with the slow left arm cutters towards the death on a few slow surfaces. And the across-going angle that he provides for right-handers is something that the teams need to keep an eye on.

Matches – 157

Wickets – 210

Economy – 7.16

4) Josh Hazlewood – He has suffocated several batsmen with his unwavering accuracy, and he has also sought to add a few changes to his arsenal to suit the format. He’ll be eager to make an impression and establish himself as a versatile bowler.

Matches – 52

Wickets – 62

Economy – 7.41

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Liam Livingstone – Apart from batting, Livingstone can also contribute with leg-breaks and is an excellent defender. In short, he’s the whole deal for RR and one of their brightest prospects in this tournament.

Matches – 153

Runs – 3986

Average – 29.96

Wickets – 57

Economy – 7.97

2) Ravindra Jadeja – The left handed batsman and slow left arm othodox bowler has established himself as a skilled fielder and hard hitting batsman in the middle order. His great wicket taking abilities and flair with the bat makes him a valuable pick for the next match.

Matches – 263

Runs – 2765

Average – 24.68

Wickets – 172

Economy – 7.60

Predicted Playing 11

Rajasthan Royals

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

 Chennai Super Kings

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


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Chennai Super Kings – 55%

Rajasthan Royals – 45%