csk vs rr online cricket bettingLive Cricket Score： IPL 2018, CSK vs RR, Match 17 Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
A good ‘home’ start
Chennai Super Kings’ ‘home’ campaign in Pune began with a clinical 64-run victory. After posting 204, courtesy Shane Watson’s century, the bowlers closed out the challenge early, with a superb display in the Powerplay. They continued to maintain the pressure on Rajasthan Royals till the end. Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo and Karn Sharma bagged two wickets each. Rajasthan Royals failed to bat 20 overs and were bowled out for 140.
A lost battle getting stretched
Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal are stretching a lost battle. But stretch they must. RR can’t afford to lose all their wickets. Karn Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja have got a chance to bowl. Even in defeat, Net Run Rate is crucial. They need to bat out the 20 overs.
Persistence with Tahir works
Imran Tahir has been the most expensive bowler for CSK today. Yet, MS Dhoni decides to give him a fourth over while Karn Sharma is yet to bowl. The move works. Even as Ben Stokes hits him for a six, he fails to connect a slog sweep well and holes out to Sam Billings in the deep. Safe to say, RR’s challenge for the day is over.
And another one falls
The pressure of going for the big shots leads to the downfall of Rahul Tripathi. Fifth wicket in the bag for CSK, second for Dwayne Bravo. The game already seems out of RR’s hand. But, wait. Stokes is still around.
Bravo joins the party
Dwayne Bravo arrives, strikes, and dances. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were looking good to shift a gear higher. But CSK have struck at the right time. The required rate is touching 13 an over now. Stokes will have to play a massive role from hereon, in case RR want to challenge the total.
Challenge for the English duo
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, who got off to slow starts, have got going. The required rate has gone above 12 and these two will remain critical for Rajasthan Royals in the chase. There isn’t much firepower left in the batting to follow.
Deepak Chahar is having a good day. Ajinkya Rahane is undone by a knuckle-ball and is clean bowled. Rajasthan Royals’ top order has been dismantled. Three wickets down with only 32 runs on the board.
Sanju Samson fell for the trap. Pitched in short, Samson flicked Deepak Chahar’s delivery straight to Karn Sharma at deep square leg. He is disappointed with himself, not surprisingly! Rajasthan Royals are in trouble early.
Shardul Thakur has struck in the first over. Henrich Klaasen completely looks out of position as he faces up to the pacer. Not sure what he was trying to do, but his stumps are shattered. Thakur nearly bags another when he hits Sanju Samson on the pads. There is a loud appeal but the umpire isn’t impressed. MS Dhoni, meanwhile, continues to avoid the DRS.
Rajasthan Royals are off to a steady start. Much like in the first innings, CSK too start off with a wide. Deepak Chahar manages to square up Henrich Klaasen and induces an outside edge. But Shane Watson, who too was offered a life in the first innings, drops a catch at slips. Rahul Tripathi has some company tonight!
It is Henrich Klaasen who has walked out to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals along with Ajinkya Rahane, and not Rahul Tripathi. That brings us toPrediction 3: How much will Rajasthan Royals score in the powerplay?
Watson was eventually dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings. Nonetheless, his innings has helped power CSK to 204 for 5. Despite the massive total on board, CSK would be disappointed with the way they ended. They managed to score only 54 runs in the last seven overs. RR would believe the total is well chaseable and would make use of some old CSK legs on the field.
Watto slams 3rd IPL ton
An absolute legend! Shane Watson brings up the first century of IPL 2018 and his third ton in IPL. This has been a fine exhibition of attacking batting… well let’s add a brutal in between. Basically, a quintessential Watson knock! And quite contrastingly it was a deft touch for a single which helped him reach the landmark. He has led CSK’s charge almost single-handedly for most parts of the innings today, barring the second wicket stand with Suresh Raina.
Shreyas Gopal bags two more
Among all the bowlers, Shreyas Gopal seems to be more effective. His half-trackers have already got him two wickets – MS Dhoni and Sam Billings. Both of them, caught in the deep. The former looked to give the leggie a charge while the latter pulled him straight to Ben Stokes at deep mid wicket. Is CSK’s innings under the threat of getting derailed. With Watson still around, they would hope it doesn’t.
Fewest overs to 150 for CSK in IPL:
13.0 v RR, Pune, 2018 *
13.1 v MI, Mumbai (WS), 2015
13.5 v RR, Chennai, 2010
Raina manages to connect a slog sweep off Shreyas Gopal but finds a fielder at deep mid wicket. RR have managed to get their second breakthrough, stop Raina from scoring a fifty. But can they bring down CSK’s pace of scoring?
On 5th gear
While Shane Watson is leading the charge, Suresh Raina isn’t too far behind. He too is closing in on his half century. There is no respite for the RR bowlers. Wonder why Ajinkya Rahane isn’t bringing Ben Laughlin back for a second over. He has been the only impressive bowler for RR today. They need to stop this carnage right now, instead of waiting for the death.
Prediction 2:How much will Shane Watson score today?
This is brutal batting, vintage of sorts! How old are you Shane Watson? When did you retire? He is smashing everything in his arc. He has moved on to 60 off only 30 balls. Four 4s and five 6s. And he is still batting. Where is Rahul Tripathi? They are looking for you. Two dropped chances will be hard to make up now.
If you needed some drama…
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Powered, hammered and played
Chennai Super Kings lost the wicket of Ambati Rayudu in the fifth over, but not before bringing up CSK’s third-fastest half-century stand for the opening wicket. CSK hammered 69 runs in the Powerplay, with only Ben Laughlin managing to give away less than 10 runs an over during this period. The plan to bounce Suresh Raina hasn’t got them much success so far.
Highest Powerplay scores in Pune (IPL):
72 GL v RPS, 2016
69 CSK v RR, 2018 *
66 RCB v PWI, 2012
64 PWI v RR, 2013
Fastest 50-run stand for 1st wicket (CSK):
22 Watson & Rayudu v KKR, Chennai, 2018
25 Smith & McCullum v MI, Mumbai WS, 2015
26 Watson & Rayudu v RR, Pune, 2018
Prediction Time:How much do you think CSK will score today?
Watson’s carnage continues
K Gowtham, coming on to bowl from the other end, doesn’t get treated any better. Shane Watson slams the offie for a six straight down the ground. Rahul Tripathi joins in the action again, dropping the second chance of the innings.
Binny began the proceedings with the ball for Rajasthan Royals, and it hasn’t been the best of the starts for the visitors. He got the ball to swing but was hammered for three boundaries in the first over. Both Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson are off the mark. An easy chance dropped by Rahul Tripathi at slip hasn’t helped matters for RR.
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to field. Both teams have come in with two changes each. Chennai Super Kings have brought in Suresh Raina and Karn Sharma in place of Murali Vijay and Harbhajan Singh. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have included Henrich Klaasen and Stuart Binny in place of D’Arcy Short and Dhawal Kulkarni.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
Ahlan wa Sahlan! MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming are back in Pune. But so are Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat. It’s sort of a Rising Pune Supergiant today. But more than Rajasthan Royals, it is CSK who would need to get a win here. Their squad selection ploy of going spin heavy has already gone for a toss. And they will need to make the best of what they have in the contrastingly different surface in Pune, where they will be set to play the next seven ‘home’ games.
Our boy at the ground, Narbavi Rajendran, says: I can already see plenty of yellow jerseys and most of them have one name printed on the back. No prizes for guessing!
Toss should be happening soon. Till then, you can read our preview.
csk vs rr online cricket bettingRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings match prediction 20 May 2022
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings head-to-head clash will be the 68th match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2022. The game will take place at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on May 20. I carefully assorted the top three betting tips from the RR vs CSK match prediction for you.
This will be the last group game for both sides. Rajasthan Royals have the best bowling and batting pick in the competition. They are placed 2nd in the points table and will be keen to register a win in the upcoming game to cement their place in the play-offs. On the other hand, with their dismal campaign, CSK failed to make it to the play-offs and faced two losses on the trot recently. Considering all the facts, I have picked the top three betting tips from the RR vs CSK match prediction. Have a glance.
I have picked the top two money making betting tips from the RR vs CSK match prediction. Have a look.
Rajasthan Royals to win
Rajasthan Royals have one game to play before the group stage is concluded. RR have won 8 matches and lost 5 in the 13 games they have played so far. They are placed 2nd in the table standings with 16 points and a net run rate of 0.304. They registered an ecstatic victory in their last outing against Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have lost all the hopes and their shot at the title. They are placed 9th in the points table with 4 wins and 9 losses in the competition. CSK have barely lived up to the expectation this season, with underwhelming performances from players in every department. One such example will be their last outing where they scored a total of 133 runs in 20 overs which was an easy task for Gujarat Titans who conquered the target with 7 wickets and 5 balls to spare. The teams have clashed on four occasions since 2020 where RR bagged three victories, leading the tally by 3-1. Jos Buttler and Yuzi Chahal hold the orange and purple cap respectively and will weigh for a better squad in the IPL. Pari Match offers the odds of 1.59 for Rajasthan Royals to win the RR vs CSK head-to-head match and it is a safe betting tip to make some money with.
Total sixes to be over 12.5
This will be the last group game for both sides. Rajasthan Royals have bagged the highest number of maximums in the competition. Meanwhile, despite the terrible campaign in the tournament, CSK has a good number of sixes in the league. The competition has witnessed a total of 896 maximums in 64 games, averaging at 14 sixes per game. Coming to the individual teams, Rajasthan Royals have struck 112 sixes in 13 games at an average of 8.61 whereas Chennai Super Kings have bagged 98 sixes in as many games at an average of 7.53. On combining both the averages, it crosses the mark of 12 sixes, making it a safe betting tip from the RR vs CSK match prediction. The match will be played at Brabourne Stadium where a total of 15 games have commenced and observed 200 sixes at an average of 13.33. All these figures cross our desired target and should adhere a lot of confidence to this betting tip. Buttler and Sanju Samson are the top hard hitters from RR who have amassed 37 and 21 sixes respectively whereas Shivam Dube and Gaikwad have struck 16 and 14 sixes for CSK in the IPL 2022. With that mentioned, you should grab the odds of 1.74 offered by Pari Match for the total sixes to be over 12.5 to earn a profitable return.
I have picked Devdutt Padikkal to score high in the RR vs CSK match prediction. To have a better insight, keep reading about this lucrative betting tip.
Devdutt Padikkal to score over 22.5 runs
Devdutt Padikkal is one of the top run getters for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022. Although in their current campaign, the batting revolved around Buttler, Padikkal was just the catalyst required by the team to hold off their innings in the worst situations. Padikkal has played 67 T20 games and scored 2163 runs at an average of 34.88. This ranges over our target already! The batter has an experience of 42 IPL games and scored 1218 runs with an average of 29.71. From averaging at 31.52 in IPL 2020 and 31.61 in IPL 2021, the batter is still adjusting among a different team with averaging at 24.58 in the current season. He has batted in 13 games in this season of the IPL where he scored 334 runs at an average of 25.69 and a strike rate of 130.98. He posted the scores of 41, 7, 37, 29, 0, 24, 54, 7, 15, 2, 31, 48 and 39 runs in those 13 games. This entails 61.5% of efficiency for the batter to score over our desired target. Padikkal has appeared in 4 games against CSK where he scored 159 runs at an average of 39.8, which looks pretty optimistic for this betting tip. He played two games at Brabourne where he was able to muster 24 and 39 runs in the two games. In the recent games where Jos Buttler yielded less runs, Padikkal, as a middle order batsman, took it upon his shoulder to render the RR innings forward. I will suggest you pick Padikkal to score over 22.5 runs from the RR vs CSK match prediction for a hefty payday.
csk vs rr online cricket bettingRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 68th Match IPL 2022 – Who Will Win Today’s Match？
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Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 68th match of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals have been an extremely impressive unit in IPL 2022 and they are second in the league table. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have had quite a disastrous campaign and they are second from the bottom of the table.
A revamped Rajasthan Royals unit has looked fearless and has played quite an impressive brand of cricket in IPL 2022. They’ve been one of the teams to beat and are almost assured of their place in the playoffs. They are second in the table behind Gujarat Titans. Although they are level on 16 points with Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals have a much better net run rate of + 0.304.
In fact, RR won their most recent game against LSG by 24 runs, which helped them to climb to the second spot in the table. Youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal and veteran Trent Boult were quite impressive in the game. Jaiswal struck 41 runs in only 29 deliveries while Boult picked up two wickets for 18 in his four overs and also remained not out on 17 off nine.
In contrast, Chennai Super Kings hopes of making it to the playoffs of IPL 2022 have virtually come to an end. They have won four of their 13 matches and are second from bottom in the IPL 2020 table. Only Mumbai Indians have done worse than CSK this season. They have a net run rate of -0.206.
The defending IPL champions were up against league leaders Gujarat Titans in their most recent encounter. It goes without saying that GT had the upper hand for most of the game and led by Wriddhiman Saha’s composed half century, they ended up reaching CSK’s target in the final over and with seven wickets in hand.
CSK and RR have played 25 matches against each other over the seasons. The four-time IPL champions have the upper hand with 15 victories, while the inaugural champions of the Indian Premier League have won 10 games.
Wins: Rajasthan Royals 10, Chennai Super Kings 15
Last 5 matches: Rajasthan Royals 3, Chennai Super Kings 2
On the basis of form and consistency, Rajasthan Royals are expected to come out on top in this particular encounter. Their batting unit, led by Joss Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer has been absolutely outstanding this season. They also have a well-rounded bowling unit led by Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal.
RR have also shown enough variety and adaptability regardless of whether they bat first or second. They will be looking to capitalize on CSK’s inconsistency and inflict them further damage in what will be their final match of the season. Check our CSK vs RR prediction here.
For Rajasthan Royals all eyes will be on their batting unit comprising stars like Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, and led by the great Jos Buttler who has been the most in-form batter in IPL. Shimron Hetmyer is expected to be back after attending the birth of his first child in Guyana. Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult will also be players to watch out for.
Chennai Super Kings will depend heavily on in-form openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway to get the bulk of the runs in the powerplay. Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa have also done well. Maheesh Theekshana has bowled with control and Mukesh Choudhary has emerged as the latest sensation for CSK. MS Dhoni has also been defying his age and continues to roll back the years with his batting at the death.
Yuzvendra Chahal has easily been one of the best acquisitions in the IPL this season and he has been magical so far for RR. Chahal leads the Purple Cap list with 24 wickets from 13 matches.
From Rajasthan Royals, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult csk vs rr online cricket bettingRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 68th Match IPL 2022 – Who Will Win Today’s Match？ could be key. For CSK, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, and Maheesh Theekshana are expected to be in the running for the man of the match award.
Jos Buttler is the most in-form batsman in the Indian Premier League and he has already slammed three centuries so far. He comfortably leads the Orange Cap standings with 627 runs from 13 games and has been essential to RR’s success in IPL 2022 so far. Although his form has dwindled in the last few matches, Buttler will be expected to come good here.
Devon Conway has almost revolutionized Chennai Super Kings’ fortunes since returning to the fold. He has been batting with urgency and security and it has also allowed to get the best out of Ruturaj Gaikwad who began the season on a sour note. Conway has scored 236 runs in six matches at an average of 47.20 and has a terrific strike rate of over 148.
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