Both Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals are in-form and have already won 2 matches out of the three they both have played so far in IPL 2023. It will be the 2nd home game for Chennai and the last match they played here was a run-fest in which CSK defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs but 422 runs were scored and the crowd absolutely loved it. CSK has won the last 2 games while RR also coming after a win so both teams are high in confidence and it is again expected to be a close game. Check out our detailed analysis for CSK vs RR Match 17 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
CSK vs RR Match Details
Below are the CSK vs RR match 17 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 17
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 12th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium
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It will be a hot evening tonight in Chennai with temperatures expected to stay in the range of 32 to 29 degrees while the humidity will also be pretty huge from 66 to 79 percent. No rain interruptions are expected which is a good sign even though humidity levels are going to be pretty high during the match.
It will be another run-fest type of deck available tonight at Chennai but we have seen in the last game that if spinners bowl good lines they can trouble batters here as Moeen Ali took 4 wickets for only 26 runs. The team batting 1st here will ideally like to score over 200 runs.
CSK vs RR Match 17 Probable Playing XIs
CSK after their last win from Rahane’s amazing knock have got more batting choices and it provides them the confidence to name only three overseas players initially while batting first and they can bring in Theekshana or Sisanda Magala as impact players in the 2nd innings to defend the total. If CSK bowls first they can play experienced bowlers upfront and later replace them with either Ambati Rayudu or Rahane.
Royals probably would look to utilize Dhruv Jurel as their impact player in this CSK vs RR Match 17.
Below are the CSK vs RR Match 17 probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Chennai Super Kings:
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Ajinkya Rahane/Moeen Ali, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 9 Mitchell Santner, 10 Maheesh Theekshana/Simarjeet Singh, 11 Tushar Deshpande.
Probable bowl-first XI: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Ajinkya Rahane/Moeen Ali, 4 Shivam Dube, 5 Ravindra Jadeja, 6 Dwaine Pretorius, 7 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Sisanda Magala/Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Simarjeet Singh, 11 Tushar Deshpande.
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4 Riyan Parag, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Dhruv Jurel, 7 Jason Holder, 8 R Ashwin, 9 M Ashwin, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
Probable bowl-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4 Riyan Parag, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Jason Holder, 7 R Ashwin, 8 M Ashwin, 9 Trent Boult, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Sandeep Sharma/KM Asif.
CSK vs RR Match 17 Dream11 Prediction
It is another match in the IPL 2023 where wicket-keeping options are in abundance and the great thing is all of the wicket-keepers available are proper impact players who are likely to play a significant role in the team’s success. We have named three wicket-keepers in our CSK vs RR Match 17 while we couldn’t fit in the legend MS Dhoni.
Wicket-Keeper – Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Devon Conway
Batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane
All-rounders – Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja (vc)
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
As we know Chennai is a run-fest hence we have named Yashasvi Jaiswal as our captain as we believe he is an exciting young cricketer who is expected to score big and amuse the houseful crowd at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Jadeja is our vice-captain who can again play a vital role as an all-rounder and may trouble batters in the middle overs as well with his spin bowling.
CSK vs RR Head-to-Head Stats
Chennai on their home venue is a formidable team against all the opponents but against the Royals, they have a 6-1 stats in their favor which will certainly give them a lot of hope and confidence coming into this game.
Below is the complete CSK vs RR head-to-head stats in IPL.
|Matches Played||CSK Won||RR Won||Tie||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||5||1||4||0||0|
CSK vs RR Match 17 Prediction
Cricket pundits have predicted this match to be a very close contest as there is not much of a difference on paper among both of these teams but some bookmakers have predicted Chennai Super Kings to continue their dominance on their home venue over Royals as they got a winning probability of around 51 percent in their favor. Royals however have a much better bowling lineup on paper than CSK as they got the services of experienced bowlers like Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravichandran Ashwin while they also got the firepower on top with the bat with players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson. We won’t be surprised if RR defeats CSK here against the odds.