Chennai vs Rajasthan Match Prediction

 

Today's Indian T20 League match, Chennai vs Rajasthan will be the 12th match of the Indian T20 League match today. The game will start at 7:30 pm, and live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

We have mentioned probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, today's weather report, and today's match prediction in this article.

It will be the third match between both the teams. Chennai has played games against Delhi and Punjab.

Rajasthan has also played its two games against Delhi and Punjab.

The teams will play the game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Both the teams have had a history that goes back to the finals of the inaugural edition of the league.

Chennai and Rajasthan played in the finals of the 2008 edition of the league. Rajasthan defeated Delhi in the first semi-final, while Chennai defeated Punjab in the second semi-final.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai, hosted the final game of the league.

Rajasthan won the toss and elected to field. Parthiv Patel and Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan opened the innings for Chennai.

Vidyut played for Chennai for two seasons and played his last game against Kolkata in the 2009 edition. He is the only number 11 batsman who has scored a century in Ranji Trophy. He achieved this feat in 2001 against Delhi.

Both Patel and Vidyut made 39 runs for the first wicket. Vidyut was dismissed for 16 runs off 14 balls in the fifth over.

Suresh Raina came out to bat at the third position and was the highest run-getter in the match for Chennai. He made 43 off 30 balls.

Chennai made 163 runs with a loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan took three wickets for Rajasthan.

Niraj Patel and Swapnil Asnodkar opened the innings for Rajasthan. Niraj made two runs off eleven balls before getting bowled by Manpreet Gony.

Asnodkar was the next man to walk out, Albie Morkel dismissed him for a score of 28 runs in the seventh over.

Akmal made six runs off seven balls and got run out in the seventh over. Yusuf Pathan walked in after the third wicket fell.

Pathan made 56 off 39 balls before being run out by Raina. Rajasthan won the game on the ultimate delivery and lifted the first-ever trophy.

Since then, Rajasthan has failed to cross the final line each year. Rajasthan qualified for the playoffs in 2013, 2015, and 2018 edition of the league.

Chennai, on the other hand, won the tournament thrice in 2010, 2011, and 2018. Chennai has been a runner-up for five seasons. It could not qualify for the finals in 2014 and the 2020 edition of the league.

In 2014, Chennai first won the eliminator game against Mumbai but lost the second qualifier to Punjab.

In 2020, Chennai finished the season with the seventh position on the points table and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in tournament history.

Both the teams will try to improve their previous record through this Chennai vs Rajasthan encounter.

Chennai vs Rajasthan Head to Head

Both the teams have played 24 games against each other, including one game in the Champions League in 2013.

Chennai has 14 Chennai vs Rajasthan encounters, while Rajasthan has won 10.

Chennai has won seven games while batting first and seven games while batting second. Rajasthan has won four games while batting first and six games while batting second.

Rajasthan won the only Champions League encounter between both teams. The game was the semi-final of the tournament and was played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Chennai won the toss and elected to bowl. Ajinkya Rahane made 70 off 56 deliveries and guided his team to 159 runs for a loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.

In reply, Chennai could only make 145 runs with a loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin made 46 off 28 deliveries, and he was the highest run-scorer for Chennai. Six players of Chennai could not get to the double-figure mark.

Rajasthan won the game by 14 runs and qualified for the finals of the tournament.

Pravin Tambe gave away ten runs from his quota of four overs. He took three important wickets including the likes of Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, and Dwayne Bravo.

He was adjudged with the man of the match award for his effort in this Chennai vs Rajasthan game.  

Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, and Chris Morris are the only three players who have played for both franchises.

Shane Watson played 13 games against Chennai and made 512 runs with an average of 42.67 and a strike rate of 152.38.

He played six games for Chennai and made 199 runs with an average of 33.17 and a strike rate of 154.26.

Suresh Raina has played 22 Chennai vs Delhi games. He has made 638 runs with an average of 29 and a strike rate of 135.46.

Dwayne Bravo has the record for the maximum number of wickets in Chennai vs Rajasthan games. He has taken 15 wickets in 11 matches with an average of 23.67 and an economy of 9.55.

Ajinkya Rahane has played 15 games for Rajasthan against Chennai. MS Dhoni has been featured in all the Chennai vs Rajasthan games till now.

Chennai has an advantage over Rajasthan in the Rajasthan vs Chennai head to head records.

Chennai vs Rajasthan: Playing 11 Today Indian T20 League Match

Rajasthan might not have Jofra Archer in the match in the today playing 11. Chennai might have the services of both Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff at its disposal to include in today match playing 11.  

The Chennai playing 11 today might look like this:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad/Robin Uthappa
  2. Faf du Plessis
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. Moeen Ali
  5. Ambati Rayudu
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Sam Curran
  8. MS Dhoni (captain & wicket-keeper)
  9. Dwayne Bravo/Lungi Ngidi/Jason Behrendorff
  10. Shardul Thakur
  11. Deepak Chahar

The Rajasthan playing 11 today match might look like this:

  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Manan Vohra
  3. Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper & captain)
  4. Shivam Dube
  5. David Miller/Liam Livingstone
  6. Chris Morris
  7. Rahul Tewatia
  8. Riyan Parag
  9. Shreyas Gopal
  10. Chetan Sakariya
  11. Mustafizur Rahman

Chennai vs Rajasthan: Key Players in Today's Match

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has been one of the most consistent players for Chennai since the start of his stint with the team.

Last year, he made 449 runs in 13 matches with an average of 40.81 and a strike rate of 140.75.

This year, Chennai is using him as an opener. His role would be to go hard in the first six overs of the game. His contribution in this Chennai vs Rajasthan game will be a determining factor for Chennai’s total in today’s game.

Suresh Raina

The vice-captain of the team is back in the lineup after missing the 2020 edition of the league.

His absence was one of the primary reasons for Chennai’s failure last year. This year Chennai will expect him to provide the right kind of support to the middle-order.

Shivam Dube

Rajasthan bought the all-rounder for a price of 4.4 crores during this edition of the auction.

Previously, he played for the Bangalore team for two years. Coming down the order, he made runs with a strike rate of 122.85 last year. He also took four wickets for Bangalore.

He did not get many opportunities while playing for Bangalore. But he will be a regular for the Rajasthan team. With the absence of Ben Stokes, he will be a decisive factor in Rajasthan’s middle-order.

He is absolutely a player to watch out for in this Chennai vs Rajasthan match.

Chetan Sakariya

Rajasthan included Sakariya in the first game, despite the presence of Jaydev Unadkat and Kartik Tyagi in the team.

He did not disappoint the Jaipur-based franchise in his first game. He gave away 31 runs from his quota of four overs and picked up three wickets.

When all the other bowlers were getting smacked out of the park, he didn’t lose his line and length. He didn’t concede a single six of his bowling.

He will be a crucial factor for Rajasthan in this Rajasthan vs Chennai game.

Chennai vs Rajasthan: Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batsmen: Manan Vohra, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu
  • Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson
  • All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube
  • Bowlers: Chetan Sakariya, Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman

Being a pitch that has provided high-scoring matches, you can select a top-order batsman from your favorite team as the captain.

The vice-captain of your fantasy cricket team can be an all-rounder because they will play the role of finisher.

These players will be an important factor in match prediction today.

Today Indian T20 League Match Pitch Report and Weather Report

Today Match Pitch Report

Wankhede Stadium is the host of this Chennai vs Rajasthan match. All the matches played on this cricket pitch have signified that the pitch is made for batsmen.

Hence, this match will be no different. Today pitch report is again predicting that the pitch will play the same as it has in the past few matches.

What is the Weather Report for Today's Match?

The weather report today mentions that the temperature will remain between 22°C to 31°C.

The weather report in Mumbai also predicts that a partly cloudy atmosphere will be there throughout the day.

Today weather report also suggests that the cloud cover will be 19% on the day of the match. Also, the humidity will be 74%. The chances of rain are very low today.

Tomorrow weather report also gives an indication that the weather will remain the same.

Best Toss Prediction for Today's Match

Toss is an important factor in this match. The team winning the toss will surely elect to bowl.

As reported earlier, the pitch might provide some support to bowlers in the first half of the game. This support might completely be absent in the second half.

Chennai vs Rajasthan: Who Will Win Today T20 Match Prediction?

Chennai batsmen have shown their finishing skills in the past few matches. Rajasthan will miss the services of Ben Stokes in the match. His ability to act as the opener and a finisher is something that Rajasthan will not find in any other player. His absence will hurt Rajasthan a lot and affect the todays match prediction.

Stokes has been named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world for the second consecutive year.

With the batting order that Chennai has, its batsmen can finish the game on any given day.

Our today cricket match prediction is that Chennai might overtake Rajasthan on this speedy cricket pitch of Wankhede.  

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