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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match no. 17 of the IPL 2023. The contest will be hosted at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, April 12. Chennai Super Kings are slight favourites to win the match at 5/6 (1.83) while the Royals have 10/11 (1.91) odds of winning this clash.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (CSK vs RR), Match 17
- April 12, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The MA Chidambaram also known as Chepauk stadium is famous for its spin-friendly nature. A total of 20 IPL matches have been played here since 2017, with the average batting first score reading 155. However, in the only fixture here in this season so far saw over 420 runs scored across two innings.
The weather in Chennai should be clear and warm on Wednesday evening. The temperature will hover around 29°C during the evening.
CSK vs RR – Match Predictions
Rajasthan Royals have defeated the Super Kings in four of the previous five encounters. They have better batting and bowling resources on paper for this season. Chennai Super Kings have a very good spin attack but lack pace options. CSK’s middle order can also be vulnerable.
Cehnnai to hit most sixes
Jadeja to be Chennai's Top Bowler
Rajasthan Royals have big hitters such as Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shimron Hetmyer. Chennai Super Kings have the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali and Shivam Dube. RR have hit 25 sixes in three games whereas CSK have smashed 31 in as many games.
Our prediction: Chennai Super Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 19/20 (1.95).
Ravindra Jadeja is coming off an excellent spell of 3/20 versus Mumbai Indians. He’s likely to get some assistance at the Chepauk and you can back him to be CSK’s top wicket-taker at 4/1 (5.00). Yuzvendra Chahal has claimed eight wickets from three matches in IPL 2023 so far. Bet on Chahal to be the top bowler for Rajasthan Royals at 9/4 (3.25).
Our prediction: Ravindra Jadeja to be Chennai Super Kings’ highest wicket-taker at 4/1 (5.00).
Man of the Match
Sanju Samson started the season well, scoring 55 and 42 in the first two innings. He has been in the best phase of his batting career and you can bet on him to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00). Jos Buttler, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja are some of the other top betting options.
Our prediction: Sanju Samson to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00).
CSK vs RR Preview
Both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals both are coming off a victory in their previous respective game. Here’s a look at two teams before they meet on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings lost their opening match of the season but bounced back to defeat Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs and Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes did not play the previous game due to injury concerns. They could return for this fixture while Maheesh Theekshana will also be available.
Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
RR began their IPL 2023 campaign with a 72-run hammering of Sunrisers Hyderabad. They lost to Punjab Kings by five runs before battering Delhi Capitals by 57 runs.
The Royals made a couple of changes last game by dropping Devdutt Padikkal and KM Asif. They are likely to remain unchanged for this game.
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma.
How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The fans in the UK can catch the live action of IPL 2023 on Sky Sports Cricket. You can avail the online streaming on the DAZN application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- DAZN (Streaming)
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