UK: 18+ USA: 21+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings are set to lock horns in match no. 37 of the IPL 2023. This return fixture will take place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday, April 27. There’s nothing to separate the two teams as far as bookmakers are concerned. Both CSK and RR have the same odds of at 5/6 (1.83) to win this match.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 37
- April 27, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The first match played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium this season between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants saw plenty of assistance for bowlers. Both pacers and spinners were potent while batting became tougher as the match progressed.
Jaipur could witness cloudy weather on Thursday evening but the forecast also suggests there’s no real rain threat.
RR vs CSK – Match Predictions
Rajasthan Royals have defeated Chennai Super Kings in four of the last five games. But CSK have been in incredible form this season while RR have lost a bit of momentum in the previous week. Expect the Super Kings to win this match.
Chennai to hit most sixes
Ashwin to be Rajasthan's Top Bowler
CSK batting unit has been unbelievable with the likes of Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube doing crazy things. RR have Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal. CSK have smashed 73 sixes in seven games as opposed to 57 by RR in the same number of innings.
Our prediction: Chennai Super Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 1/1 (2.00).
Ravichandran Ashwin has taken nine wickets from seven games at 7.07, including 2/25 the last time these two teams met. Back Ashwin to be RR’s top wicket-taker at 7/2 (4.50). Ravindra Jadeja has 10 wickets from seven games this season at 7.33. Bet on him to be the top bowler for CSK at 15/4 (4.75).
Our prediction: Ravichandran Ashwin to be Rajasthan Royals’ highest wicket-taker at 7/2 (4.50).
Man of the Match
Devon Conway has been in ridiculous form, registering four back to back fifties in the last four games. Back Conway to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00). Among others, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler are good betting options.
Our prediction: Devon Conway to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).
RR vs CSK Preview
Rajasthan Royals had come out on top by three runs at the Chepauk earlier this season. Here’s a look at both sides as CSK look to level the scores on Thursday.
Rajasthan Royals have eight points from seven games with the best net run-rate of 0.844. They’re coming off two straight losses with the most recent one against Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven runs.
RR haven’t utilised Jason Holder’s batting and his bowling hasn’t been as effective this season. They might look to bring in Adam Zampa again, especially considering the conditions.
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings occupy the top place with 10 points from seven matches, with the net run-rate reading 0.662. They have won three games on the trot, most recently smashing Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs.
CSK stuck to the same playing XI last game and with Ben Stokes still not fit, they are likely to remain unchanged. The pace trio of Matheesha Pathirana, Akash Singh and Tushar Deshpande has done a decent job.
Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana
How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For those in the UK, the IPL 2023 broadcast will be available on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also stream the matches online on the DAZN application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- DAZN (Streaming)
Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!