About the Match
Two of the most exciting teams this season, Royals and Super Kings will meet on 19th April at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad for the 15th league match of IPL season 8. The Royals with 8 points from 4 matches are at the topmost position whereas CSK, who have 6 points from 3 matches, are at the second position as both sides remain unbeaten till now. While the Royals registered their fourth victory and are eager to continue with their winning momentum till the end, Super Kings are high on confidence after logging full points from their 3 matches till date and are all set to beat their opponent in the next match. It needs to be seen which team succeeds in its mission on Sunday.
They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets as Ajinkya Rahane’s half-century guided the team to its fourth straight win. The batsmen chased down the modest total of 128 with Rahane smashing 62 off 56 while Sanju Samson scored 26 off 30 to keep a cool head above the shoulders and win the low scoring thriller. On the bowling front, Pravin Tambe and Dhawal Kulkarni snared two wickets that helped Rajasthan restrict the opposition to a modest total. Their recent breezy seven wicket victory over Mumbai Indians has made them a formidable team to reckon with; their top-order contributes with skipper Steve Smith leading from front while Ajinkya Rahane has settled in his anchor’s role. Sanju Samson has improved leaps and bounds while Deepak Hooda has announced himself to the world in a sensational fashion. Overall they have the necessary fire-power and talent to beat any team and win the upcoming matches.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK won their third match against Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets after successfully chasing down 184 without a sweat. Dwayne smith hammered 62 of just 30 while Brendon McCullum smashed 46 off 20 and Suresh Raina posted 43 off 29. They played blistering knocks as Super Kings registered their third successive victory on Friday. They won their second match against SRH by a big margin 45 runs as Brendon McCullum waltzed his way to his second ton in the IPL; the bowlers backed up a sterling effort by their batsmen to register a convincing win as Dwayne Bravo, Ashish Nehra and Mohit Sharma bowled slower deliveries to put the opposition under pressure. Overall, every player in the team has a clear description of his role and that makes way for easy decision making. Their batting revolves around players like Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum and MS Dhoni who have been dependable and consistent in the past. Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis are capable all-rounders who can provide balance for the team; CSK has always performed well under pressure and they look well poised to win the upcoming match.
It has been an action-filled series with both teams doing extremely well till now; Rajasthan Royals are a determined side and they don’t seem to put a foot wrong this season. Chennai Super Kings has yet again emerged as a strong side that doesn’t leave any stone unturned to win a match; however, the yet undefeated Royals look determined to prove themselves by winning the upcoming match on Sunday.
Rajasthan Royals , 2.62 @ Bet365