Sports Ticket: Chennai vs Rajasthan IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, Live Streaming Info & TV Channels
“Too many holes in the ship and when you try to plug one, there is water flowing from another,” quipped MS Dhoni after his team’s fifth defeat of the season. On closer look, you could perhaps conclude that it’s a fair assessment of not just his team, but also Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals. As the two sides head into the 10th respective fixture of their dwindling campaigns – against each other – there’s so much they have in common beyond identical numbers on the points table.
Ahead of Monday’s game too, there are prickly hurdles they need to jump past. Just when CSK worked their way through to their most balanced line-up, they’ve run into another roadblock – of replacing Dwayne Bravo’s death-overs owing to the West Indian’s injury.
For RR, their top-three has run into different problems each time since the first two wins. Robin Uthappa’s success at the top – the only bright spot in the loss to RCB – should bring some reassurance about a better start going forward, but RR will hope that, that wasn’t just a flash in the pan for the former KKR opener who endured one of his worst seasons in 2019 too.
Despite their mediocre run up to this point, both CSK and RR haven’t been mathematically ruled out of playoff contention yet. The chance to climb up from the lower-half of the table should be motivation enough, but Monday’s game comes with an added advantage of it being a four-pointer.
Match: Chennai vs Rajasthan
Series: Indian Premier League 2020
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 2:00PM GMT / 7:30 IST / 6:00 PM Local
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wkts
Abu Dhabi has embraced the quick bowlers like no other venue this IPL. There’s value for express pace, and Mumbai Indians have benefited the most from it – winning five of their six games there.
A big Jofra Archer challenge awaits Sam Curran. The move to open with Curran showed promise in the first attempt – against SRH – but Delhi Capitals’ Tushar Deshpande was able to hurry the left-hander into a false stroke with a sharp bouncer in the very first over. Expect Archer to do no less.
Chennai Super Kings: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav/Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi
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