RR opt to bowl
Hello, people! It is GAME TIME. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals lock horns in Match 12 of IPL 2021.
Both the sides lost their first game but got off the mark in the second. They will aim at two wins on bounce to seize the much needed momentum in what are still early days in the season.
The pitch will again play a big part. Three of the five games in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium as yet have seen scores in excess of 190. The other two, however, have teams struggling to reach 150. One of those two games included CSK while the other had RR. Thus, both teams come to this game with big bowling performances behind them. This is the same track where RR restricted Delhi for 147 and clinched there first win.
RR have won the toss and they have opted to bowl. Skipper, Sanju Samson says they are keeping things simple and will field with the same side. The opposition skipper, MS Dhoni, staying true to his nature, has also keep the side unchanged. He also says the pitch looks a bit tacky to start.
CSK XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
RR XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
QUICK BYTE: Both CSK and RR have a win percentage of 50% at the Wankhede. CSK have won eight out of their 16 games and RR have won five out of 10 here.