With just a handful of matches left in this year's group stage, we have now entered a crucial period in the 2021 IPL. Saturday, 2nd October sees a clash between two IPL giants in Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 47th Match IPL 2021.
It's a vital match for both sides, the Super Kings are already home and hosed when it comes to securing a playoff berth, but a win against the Royals will see them tighten their grip on the 1st place. On the other hand, this is simply a must-win for the Royals if they are to cling onto any hopes they have of qualifying for the final playoff spot. Currently in the 7th position in the standings, the Royals are just two points behind the Kolkata Knight Riders, but with time running out, it is increasingly looking like the Royals are going to need to win all three of their remaining fixtures to have any chance of qualifying for the knockouts.
It should be a tense but fantastic game between two sides that have some of the most exciting T20 players in the world in their lineups.
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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 47th Match IPL 2021
Team News for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals have had a miserable time of it lately, losing four of their last six IPL matches, which has seen them tumble down the table. The Royals would have been disappointed with the manner of their latest defeat against the Royal Bangalore Challengers. On a slow and sticky pitch, the Royals posted a competitive score of 149, but a superb 50 from just 30 balls from Glenn Maxwell saw RCB home with three overs to go.
After a solid start from opener Evin Lewis, the Royals' middle-order collapsed completely, with Lomror, Livingstone, Tewatia, and Parag all scoring in single figures. To have any chance of beating the current favourites and the team that sits at the top of the table, the Royals will need much more from their middle order.
Likely playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman
Team News for Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings continue to go from strength to strength in this year's IPL. Led by the ageless wonder in Indian legend MS Dhoni, the Super Kings claimed their fourth successive victory over the hapless Sunrisers Hyderabad. This makes it nine wins for the season, and they stand alone at the top of the table leading by two points from the Delhi Capitals, who they are still to play again this season. Heading into that crunch top-of-the-table clash, the Super Kings will want to handle business here to ensure they carry some positive momentum into that crucial clash.
Sam Curran looks set to return with the talismanic bowling figure of Dwayne Bravo being rested for this match against the Royals.
Likely playing 11 of Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The match is due to be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. With the weather set to be perfect, everything should be set up for a great game. The pitch in Abu Dhabi has got better as the tournament has gone on, but batting is still a challenge. In all of the matches held here in the IPL, the team that bats first averages 140, whereas the team that bats second averages 129. Based on this, look for the team that wins the toss to bat first and make the most of the better batting conditions.
Betting Predictions for Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 47th Match IPL 2021
Match Result Prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 47th Match IPL 2021
In such a rich vein of form, there is no surprise to see that Chennai Super Kings are the hot favourites for this match at 1.62. For those that fancy the Royals to win in this match, they can be backed at odds of 2.30.
It's hard to see any other result than the Super Kings taking their win streak to five. The Royals have been plagued by inconsistencies all year, and in a match that they have to win, we remain unconvinced that they can handle the pressure.
As a squad, the Super Kings arrive in a much better place. Their star players are all playing well and, due to their strong position in the table, they can afford to rest some players ahead of more significant clashes to come. The Super Kings know what it takes to win and are a winning machine, they lead the recent head-to-head 3-2 between the two sides, and you have to back them to emerge victorious once again here.
Match Winner: Chennai Super Kings (1.67)
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Toss Prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 47th Match IPL 2021
Either team to win the toss can be backed at 1.91. On a pitch that could be tricky to bat on, the side that bats the best will win. Look for the team that bats first to post a total of above 150, which would be tough to chase.
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Top Batsman for Rajasthan Royals
One batsman who on his day can be one of the most devastating and destructive in all of T20 cricket is Liam Livingstone. Following his star turn in the inaugural Hundred, Livingstone would have been disappointed that he hasn't been able to transfer his form across to the IPL. However, with just a few heavy blows, everything can change, and if Livingstone can find the middle of the bat, he could lead the Royals to a competitive score. His odds of 5.00 to be his team's top scorer could provide some excellent value.
Liam Livingstone to be Rajasthan Royals top-scoring batsman (5.00)
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