Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) have got a new homeground away from home. MS Dhoni will lead his team where he played as a wicketkeeper in the previous edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS). They will be up against Rajasthan Royals (RR) who have been promising this year despite two losses from two matches.
CSK is one team which has not been easily beaten this year. They won the first two games in the last over followed by a close game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) where Dhoni broke the shackles and scored an almost-match winning unbeaten 79.
We ran a poll on our Facebook page to know which team is more favoured to win the match. According to fans, CSK are way ahead of RR.
Here are the final poll results:
Raina makes a comeback into CSK replacing Murali Vijay. Karn Sharma too gets his first game of the season for CSK. Karn was roped in for a whopping Rs 5 crore in IPL 2018 auctions. On the other hand, D’Arcy Short gets replaced by South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen which means Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi will be opening the innings.
CSK: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Heinrich Klaasen, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin