In Match 68 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, playoffs aspirant Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on Friday night. Sanju Samson's Royals have their fate on their own hands, with 16 points from 13 matches. A win tonight not only confirm their spot in the Playoffs, their superior net run rate (0.304) will take them past Lucknow Super Giants (0.251), and they will face Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1.
The return of Shimron Hetmyer in their line-up will provide Rajasthan the necessary boost. They will look towards their star performers like Jos Buttler, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Hetmyer to have another good outing.
It has been a horror of a season for Chennai, who have won just four out of 13 games. Neither their bowling nor batting has to posed a threat to the opposition. Even a captaincy switch from Ravindra Jadeja and M.S. Dhoni was not enough for them to change their fortunes. Now, in their last game of the season, Chennai would look to put together a complete performance to finish IPL 2022 on a positive note.
This is the final match of IPL 2022 at the high-scoring Brabourne stadium. Rajasthan have won both their previous games here, while Chennai have lost both of theirs. It will be interesting to find out how both the teams turn up for this fixture on Friday evening.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, N. Jagadeesan, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary
- Despite the short boundaries, the spinners have taken 69 wickets at Brabourne this season, at 21.81. Bank the spinners, especially Chahal and Ashwin.
- Padikkal has scored some handy runs in last few games batting in the middle order. You may want to have him in your fantasy XI.
- Moeen is likely to bat at No. 3 and as well as bowl a few overs. He is the ideal pick as all-rounder.
Where to watch
Live streaming of Match 68 of IPL 2022 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will start from 7.30 PM IST on 20 May. You can watch the match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.