Rajasthan have not played in the tournament yet but they have already received the boost of having their English and Australia players available from the start. The Royals were one of the teams who would otherwise have been quite badly affected if their star overseas players were stuck in isolation.
Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, go into this game having already started the tournament with a win. After a disrupted build-up, some brave selection decisions paid off as Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi impressed. Faf du Plessis (58*) and Ambati Rayudu (71) led the batting in a five-wicket win against Mumbai Indians.
Date- Sep 22, 2020
Time-22 sep 2020
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Winner- Chennai Super Kings
Chennai elected to field first in the opening game and the decision paid off, so it could be repeated.
Temperatures will still be high when this game gets underway under clear skies in the evening.
Sharjah’s flat wicket encourages run scoring. There may be a little turn, but the run rates should be up.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), David Miller, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Dream 11 Team