Chennai are at the top of the table
- Rajasthan have had setbacks after good start
- Onus on Buttler to come back to form
Jos Buttler’s ordinary run in back-to-back matches has seen Rajasthan Royals slip to third in the points table after being at the top just a few days back. Against CSK, though, this side will back themselves given the bowling strength they have. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.87 to beat Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, have managed to race to the top with a hat-trick of wins behind them. They will face a stiff test against a quality Rajasthan side in their backyard. Chennai Super Kings to have odds of 1.90 to Rajasthan Royals.
Head-to-head record, RR v CSK
The head-to-head record between these teams is close with 15 wins for CSK and 13 wins for the Royals. Rajasthan, though, have won each of the last two encounters from 2022 and 2021.
It’s difficult to predict the toss as it depends on various factors such as weather, pitch conditions, team strategy, and captain’s call. However, since it’s a night game, the toss-winning captain may prefer to chase as the dew factor can come into play.
Both RR and CSK have a good mix of experienced and young players in their squads, which makes this match an exciting one to watch. However, considering the past records, balance in the squad and recent performances on good batting tracks, RR have a higher chance of winning this match.
The team batting first will have to aim for a total of at least 180-190 runs to challenge the opposition.
Pitch and conditions
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is known for its flat and hard wicket, which tends to offer assistance to the batsmen. The average first innings score at this venue is around 160-170 runs, and the chasing team has won most of the matches in IPL history at this venue. The pitch may also assist the spinners in the second innings, especially during the latter half of the tournament.
Players to keep an eye on…
RR Predicted playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(C), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(C), Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande
Devon Conway: Conway has been CSK’s trump card with big runs from the top of the order and the New Zealand opener has four fifties on the trot so far.
Jos Buttler: He had an ordinary couple of matches but on a batting belter, expect Buttler to step back into form, especially given that CSK do not have the new ball bowling quality of most other teams.
IPL 2023, Match 37 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RR v CSK Betting tips
Apart from betting on Rajasthan to win the match, check our other recommended bet about CSK’s best batter.
Devon Conway will be challenged by Ravichandran Ashwin, but if he gets past that threat, the New Zealand batter could go big given the kind of form he is in. Back Conway at 3.51 to be CSK’s top batter!