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CSK vs RR: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Team for Match 17 of IPL 2023

​Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings have some of the finest memories together of playing the first ever IPL Final to Getting not to play the IPL for some time. This year both the Teams have started the season very well as they have won 2 out of their 3 Encounters. The struggle will be continued at the Chepauk (CSK’s Den). On one hand, CSK is facing availability issues and on other hand, Rajasthan is yet to find out their no. 4 batter this IPL. Both the teams will go all out as the new 10 Team IPL doesn’t give you much chance to breath.

Team Preview

Chennai Super Kings

CSK with the stable opening duo and good lower-order firepower always looks good as a batting side, with Hangargekar batting at 10 this side looks scary. It will be exciting to see where MS bats. The CSK has got a good Spin combo with Theekshana returning into the setup and control from the Jadeja. Moeen Ali and Stokes are doubtful for the match with the probability of Stokes being much higher. It will be interesting to see the combination of CSK at the Chepauk without their 2 prime players.

Rajasthan Royals

The inaugural champions and the finalists of 2022 are on the mission 2023 IPL. They have started the journey with the young talent of Jurel and Jaiswal and the experience of Buttler and Samson coming in. They still need a good death bowler to be ensured safe targets. Shimon Hetmyer has been a game-changer for RR this season with fine fine Cameos. Riyan Parag is yet to fire in the IPL 2023 although he has shown glimpses of fine potential in him. Rajasthan will look to continue the momentum and pick 2 more points and make the point’s table complicated.

Pitch Report

The Pitch at MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) is believed to remain slow and dry. But this was proved wrong in the first game of CSK vs LSG, as a total of 422 runs were scored in total. The pitch will remain Moderate throughout the game.

Average 1st innings score: 163

Probable Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Key Players to Watch Out For

Ruturaj Gaikwad: The 2nd highest run-getter of the IPL 2023 currently and a player coming with scores like 92, 57 and 41* will be the most deciding factor here. The start which Ruturaj will give will set the match.

Jos Buttler: There is no T20 team in the world who doesn’t needs Buttler on their side Especially as the Opener. Jos Buttler is the only breed on this planet to average 40 and strikes at 150 in both the T20 international and IPL as an opener. Consistency with Impact.

Yuzvendra Chahal: Now being the 2nd Highest wicket-taker in IPL history, the purple cap holder of the last IPL and the guy who single-handedly turned the 1st match for RR, an extremely skilful Leggie who plays Chess with you on the ground

Moeen Ali: Impact with few overs, impact with the bat, good fielder Moeen Ali is a Proper T20 cricketer who can bat at 7 or can open the innings also. Moeen missed the last match because of injury but was POTM before that vs LSG. He is likely to play and make an impact in this match

CSK vs RR Dream11 Team

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result/Final Playing XI of both teams at this moment.

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Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun , A Cricket enthusiast , student in high school , student of life
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