Mahendra Singh Dhoni received the toss in his 2 hundredth match as a captain and selected to bowl first at Chepauk. With dew anticipated as the sport progresses, it’s a smart resolution by Dhoni to subject first.
There have been fairly a couple of modifications within the lineups. Samson on the toss forgot the modifications within the lineup. Nonetheless, the notable exclusion was that of Mitchell Santner. It was very tough for Mitchell Santner to be dropped from the facet.
Why is Deepak Chahar not enjoying right now?
Throughout Chennai Tremendous Kings’ seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023, Deepak Chahar suffered a hamstring damage. For the previous 18 months, Chahar has struggled with various injury-related points, and he acknowledged that managing them was changing into emotionally taxing.
He sustained a quadriceps damage in February of final yr, and whereas he was recovering from that, he developed a again drawback that was subsequently decided to be a stress fracture. After getting higher, he rejoined the tour in Zimbabwe in August earlier than being sidelined with a stiff again.
Chennai Tremendous Kings will miss Chahar, particularly with the brand new ball as he generates lots of swing and takes early wickets. The administration have changed younger left-arm pacer Akash Singh within the enjoying 11.
What did the captains say?
Sanju Samson: We’d have preferred to bowl first too. We’ve began properly however we have to proceed the momentum. We’re enjoying at Chepauk after a very long time. We’ve expertise and the kids to do this. It has all the time been a pleasure to return to Chepauk and play right here. Boulty misses out attributable to a small niggle and we now have a few modifications, you’ll come to know that. It’s tough to maintain observe with the sub rule.
MS Dhoni: We are going to bowl first. It perhaps barely on the slower facet, totally different from the primary recreation. Dew might play a task and it would get higher within the second innings. (On his 2 hundredth recreation as CSK captain within the IPL) It feels good and in addition I really feel the group has been improbable. Additionally the truth that we began within the previous stadium, it was highly regarded and humid. However now it appears like we’re enjoying in Switzerland. It’s good to play. We’ve seen cricket change – how T20 was performed at that time of time until now, so much has modified. The gang has been improbable. We’ve had damage issues and gamers have been unavailable, however nonetheless we now have carried out properly. Mitchell Santner and Pretorius make approach for Theekshana and Moeen.
Rajasthan Royals (Taking part in XI)
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Tremendous Kings (Taking part in XI)
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sisanda Magala, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh