CSK v RR IPL 2021 Preview & Predictions: Why we are predicting a high scoring match

Match: Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Date: 19th April 2021

Time: 7.30 PM India

Stadium: Wankhede Stadium

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Trends & Recent Form

The 2 teams meet with very similar records from the opening 2 matches. Here we cover a preview of the match, stats and our predictions on who will win. 

Chennai Super Kings form

Position: 4th of 8

Record:
  • Played: 2
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: +0.616
Top players
Top Batsman: Moeen Ali
  • Total runs: 82
  • Average: 41
  • High score: 46
Top Bowler: Deepak Chahar
  • Total wickets: 4
  • Total overs: 8
  • Economy: 6.12
  • Best figures: 4/13
"Chennai comes into this match on the back of a good win against PKBS. This will be a very different challenge though. "
Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content
Latest stats and trends
  • Moeen Ali is in good form with the bat. He was the top scorer in the last match and was the second-highest scorer in the first match. He has been scoring at speed with an average SR of 149 from his 2 innings.
  • While the Super Kings bowled well against Punjab Kings they were poor against Dehli Capitals. After setting a decent 189 to win they failed to take the wickets needed to slow down the capitals. The Capitals got to 137 before the fall of the first wicket. 
  • Suresh Raina has the most sixes in the team, 4, followed by Moeen Ali with 3. 
  • Sam Curren has the highest scoring over for the team so far with 17 runs from 4 balls, including 2 sixes and one four. He smashed 34 from 15 balls towards the end of the innings to show his quality as a batsman for a bowler. 

Rajasthan form

Position: 5th of 8

Record:
  • Played: 2
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: +0.052
Top players
Top Batsman: Sanju Samson
  • Total runs: 123
  • Average: 61.5
  • High score: 119
Top Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat
  • Total wickets: 3
  • Total overs: 4
  • Economy: 3.75
  • Best figures: 3/15
"The Royals will be reeling from the loss of Ben Stokes on top of the loss of Jofra Archer. Arguably they have lost their 2 best players."
Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content
Latest stats and trends
  • The Royals pulled off a shock win against Dehli Capitals in their last match. Without Stokes, they were the real underdogs for the match. The openers performed poorly and were saved by the middle order.
  • The top 4 only managed 17 runs between them. Sampson was very disappointing with just 4 after batting well in the first match.
  • Sampson is joining 2nd in the most tournament sixes with 7 from 2 matches so far.  He is also second in the best strike rate too with 186.36, just behind AB de Villiers. 
  • The bowling unit needs to work on their economy as only Unadkat has a rate lower than 7.66. This could be another high scoring game. 

Head to head stats

2020 results

  • Match 4: Royals won by 16 runs
  • Match 37: Royals won by 7 wickets

Overall 

  • Chennai Super Kings = Won 14
  • Rajasthan Royals = Won 9

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win at 4/6*

This looks a close one to call, mainly due to the surprise win of the Royals against the Capitals. I am sure that will just be a blip for the Capitals. 

The Super Kings will batting line up will be too strong for the Royals bowling line up. If they still had Stokes and Archer we’d be going for a Royals win here. 

  • Pick 1: Ali top CSK batsman 7/2*

We always look for a player in form in the top batsman market and Ali is just that. He’s been top once and second for his team once. Odds of 7/2* are good value in our opinion. 

  • Pick 2: Total match runs: over 336.5 5/6*

Both teams look stronger in their batting units than they do bowling. This could be a very high scoring game, especially if CSK bats first. 

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