CSK vs RR: Head-to-head and Probable Playing XI
After a four day break, Chennai Super Kings will be back in action. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's yellow brigade will take on Ajinkya Rahane's Royals at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday. Both the teams have four points each, albeit Rajasthan have played a game more than CSK. Here are head to head stats and probable XI for this fixture.
CSK and RR have never played against each other in Pune. However, both Super Kings and Royals boast a 50% win-rate against other teams at this ground. Chennai have played 2 games here. On the other hand, Royals have won 2 matches and lost twice.
The two teams have locked horns on 17 occasions. The Chennai Super Kings have dominated this fixture with 11 wins. Rajasthan Royals have won only 6 times in the eight editions of the IPL. The most memorable match between these two sides was the final of the 2008 edition which Shane Warner led Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets.
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir and Shardul Thakur
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klaasen, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni