CSK aim to rebuild fortress at home
- Chennai Super Kings have a remarkable home record
- Rajasthan Royals will bank on spinners to outbowl CSK
Chennai Super Kings are back to Chepauk, a venue where they have a terrific record as a team, and will hope to stifle teams with their array of spinners. CSK have odds of 1.94 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan, meanwhile, started the season well with a win, but then lost to Punjab Kings, before another big win against Delhi pulled them back. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.83 to win this match against Chennai Super Kings.
Head-to-head record, CSK v RR
The overall head-to-head record is pretty close with 15 wins for Chennai Super Kings and 12 wins for Rajasthan Royals. However, at Chepauk, CSK have won six out of seven matches against Rajasthan Royals.
The team winning the toss will likely choose to bat first with the venue notoriously favouring spin bowlers in the latter half.
Chennai Super Kings have a dominant record at this venue and have a 6-1 head-to-head record vs Rajasthan Royals here. They have odds of 1.94 to win the match.
The average score at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk is around 150 in the first innings and 134 in the second innings when conditions get harder for batting.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch is likely to be heavily in favour of spinners with the dust on the surface making timing difficult for batters. There’s no rain around, but the humidity is high and there could be dew in the second half.
Players to keep an eye on…
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dubey, Mitchell Santner, Magala, MS Dhoni (c), Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande
RR Predicted playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, R Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c), Dhruv Jurel, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma
Sanju Samson: Samson is arguably Rajasthan’s best player of spin and on this surface, RR will need their skipper to hit big.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: While Chennai have options in plenty on the spin front, their batting hopes rest a lot on Ruturaj Gaikwad. He has delivered so far but will need to do so again against a strong bowling attack.
IPL 2023, Match 17 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
CSK v RR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Chennai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about CSK’s top bowler:
With the ball taking turn, expect Ravindra Jadeja to be a big factor against some of the right-handers in the RR side. Back Jadeja at 5.67 to be Chennai’s top bowler!