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The 32nd match of IPL 2021 will see Rajasthan Royals take on Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on 05th May.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the game on TV, and its live streaming will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV app.

Preview: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 32nd IPL Match

With two wins in six matches so far, Rajasthan Royals has failed to perform consistently in IPL. Rajasthan’s previous match was against Mumbai Indians where they lost the game to Rohit Sharma and Co at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. For RR, Sanju Samson has been the highest run-getter to date, with 229 runs at a strike rate of 145.85 in 6 matches. Also, Shivam Dube has aggregated a total of 145 runs in 6 matches for the Royals. Speaking of their bowling lineup, Chris Morris has taken 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.86 in 6 matches, with Chetan Sakariya accounting for 7 scalps. With just 4 points to their name, Sanju Samson and Co are occupying the second last position in the IPL standings.

Their opposition Chennai Super Kings has been the most successful team in IPL 2021, with five wins and one loss in 6 matches. In their last clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai won the game by 7 wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. For CSK, Faf du Plessis has scored 270 runs so far at a strike rate of 140.62, with Ruturaj Gaikwad accounting for 192 runs. All-rounder Moeen Ali has also scored 148 runs for his side. In the upcoming clash, Chennai will be relying on Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran to take major scalps as they’ve accounted for 8 and 6 scalps respectively to date. Having garnered 10 points in the league so far, MS Dhoni and Co are leading the IPL 2021 points table.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the venue here tends to favor both the batsmen and the bowlers, and it will likely be the same in the upcoming clash. The pacers should get the ball to swing and bounce in the initial stages, with the spinners keeping the batsmen on their toes in the middle overs. Both Chennai and Rajasthan will be looking to chase after winning the toss.

Weather Report

The weather at the venue here is forecasted to be partly cloudy on Tuesday, though there are no signs of rain. With the temperature looming around the 30 degrees Celsius mark, the humidity will be mostly in the 30s during the gameplay.

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings score at the venue here is 165.

Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Probable XI

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Rajasthan Royals Complete Squad

Sanju Samson, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Stokes, Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Liam Livingstone, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav, K.C Cariappa

Chennai Super Kings Probable XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayadu, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar

Chennai Super Kings Complete Squad

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma, Cheteshwar Pujara

Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson, MS Dhoni

Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounders: Chris Morris, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Chetan Sakariya, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

Man of the Match Prediction

Having garnered 270 runs in IPL 2021 to date, Faf du Plessis is in great form and could be the man of the match in the next game.

Winner Prediction

This is the second instance when Chennai will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. In their previous clash at the Wankhede Stadium, MS Dhoni and Co were dominant over the Royals and won the game by 45 runs. Speaking of their head-to-head stats, the two sides have met in 24 IPL games so far, of which Chennai has won 15 games whereas Rajasthan has 9 victories to their name. Considering their form in IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings are the favorites for the upcoming clash.

Our Predictions

  • Who will win the toss? Chennai Super Kings
  • Who will win? Chennai Super Kings
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): Faf du Plessis
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken): Deepak Chahar
  • Most Sixes: Sanju Samson
  • Man of the Match: Faf du Plessis
  • Team Scores Batting first: Under 170 Rajasthan Royals

Last Updated on May 4, 2021

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