IPL 2023: RR vs CSK, Match 37: Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction


Sanju Samson and MS Dhoni

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday (April 27). Notably, these two teams have met each other once in the IPL 2023, where RR emerged victorious.

Speaking of their last matches, RR lost their previous game to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven runs, whereas CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (CSK) by 49 runs. Devdutt Padikkal (52) was the only batter to score a fifty for Rajasthan in the contest. Although Yashasvi Jaiswal also contributed 47 runs, RR failed to chase the set target and eventually lost. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane was the standout performer for CSK in their win over KKR. Rahane hammered a brilliant 71 off 29 balls for Chennai in the clash and was well supported by Devon Conway (56).

CSK currently hold the top position in the IPL 2023 points table and will look to maintain their dominance by defeating Rajasthan on Thursday. On the other hand, RR sits at the third spot and will eye to dethrone Chennai.

Pitch report:

The venue offers a batting-friendly track, and a high-scoring game is expected to take place. However, the spinner will also receive assistance from the surface as the game progresses. The dew factor will play a role in the match as well.

Probable XIs:

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh

Head-to-head record

Played: 27 | RR won: 12 | CSK won: 15 | No result: 0

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • RR wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 55-60
  • CSK total: 200-205

Case 2:

  • CSK wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 50-55
  • RR Total: 190-195

The team bowling first to win the contest.

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