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Chennai Super Kings played two matches against Rajasthan Royals last season and won both. -File photo
- Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in this season’s opening match
- CSK won 14 out of 22 matches against Rajasthan so far, while 8 lost.
The fourth match of the 13th season of IPL will start in a short time between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Sharjah. In this season’s opening match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s CSK started the win by defeating Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. The Royals have won only one of the last 5 matches against Chennai. Last season, Chennai defeated the Royals in both matches.
At the same time, this is the Royals’ first match this season. In this, the team will land with its regular captain Steve Smith. During the same month, Smith was injured during a practice injury to his head. Due to this, he could not play ODI series in England.
Butler and Stokes will not play in the match
However, Rajasthan Royals key players England’s Ben Stokes and Jose Butler will not be able to play in the first match. Butler had moved from the bio-secure environment to the UAE with the family. For this reason they will spend 6 days in Quarantine. At the same time, Stokes’ father has brain cancer, so he is in Christchurch to treat him.
Expensive players from both teams
Captain Dhoni is the most expensive player in CSK. The team will give him Rs 15 crore a season. He is followed by Kedar Jadhav, who will get Rs 7.80 crore this season. At the same time, Smith is the most expensive player in Rajasthan with 12.50 crores and Sanju Samson worth 8 crores.
If won today, CSK will be the second team to win 15+ matches against 3 teams
Three-time champions (2018, 2011, 2010) CSK will become the second team to win more than 15 matches against 3 teams if it wins the match. Earlier, only Mumbai Indians could do this.
CSK’s 61.51% success rate in IPL
Rajasthan Royals, who won the first IPL title (2008), played 147 matches in the league so far, with 75 wins and 70 losses. 2 matches were inconclusive. At the same time, CSK, which won the first match of this season, has so far won 101 of 166 matches and lost 64. A match has been inconclusive. The Royals had a winning success rate of 51.37% and CSK the highest at 61.51%.