Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 action now shifts to Sharjah as Rajasthan Royals (RR) kick off their campaign, taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings started the IPL 2020 campaign on a positive by defeating the 4-times champion, Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. Even without IPL 2019’s best bowler, Imran Tahir and their death overs bowler, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni managed to inspire the team to an amazing win with shrewd tactics. Just goes on to show the strength of the team, and why they have been so consistent.
CSK are now up against the underdogs of IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals. For first, Royals would be without the current best all-rounder in World cricket, Ben Stokes for at-least the first half of IPL. While his IPL performance may have been underwhelming, his current form was electric, and would have been an important factor for RR.
RR finished fourth in IPL 2018, and then finished in the bottom half in 2019. They are one of the only two teams who are heavily reliant on their overseas players alongside Sunrisers Hyderabad. If these guys don’t fire, the chances of RR succeeding in their 2020 campaign looks bleak.
Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals – Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande
Chennai Super Kings – Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawal, Lungi Ngidi
Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Team Suggestion #1: MS Dhoni, Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Riyan Parag, Deepak Chahar, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal
Captain: Steve Smith, Vice-Captain: Sam Curran
Fantasy Team Suggestion #2: Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja, Riyan Parag, Deepak Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal
Captain: Shane Watson, Vice-Captain: Steve Smith