37th Match of IPL 2020 Between CSK and RR

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

37th Match:

The match between CSK and RR is the thirty-seventh meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 19th 2020.

CSK vs RR History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 23 times, till date. Out of them, CSK won 14 times but lost 9 times.

The teams competed 7 times at the home ground of CSK. The home team won 6 times and lost just once, which was in the first edition of IPL.

The teams faced each other 7 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won thrice.

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The teams met 9 times at the neutral venue. CSK won 5 times, whereas RR won 4 times.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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If CSK will win the match, the team will jump to the 5th position with 8 points. In case of defeat, the team’s position will be at the bottom of the table.

If RR will win the match, the team will go three positions up with 8 points in total, but if the team will lose the match, the team will stay with the current position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 30 – 31 Celsius. The wind would be between 13 to 17 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would decrease and the temperature would be steady as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first 11 times in 19 matches. The selection favors the teams, and the team won 6 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 5 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 8 times out of 18 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won thrice, and lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 9 times and lost 10 times.

The first batting team won the matches 11 times including two tie, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 8 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 27.10 and 23.42 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first after winning the toss 7 times out of 12 matches, and it didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost 4 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 12 matches. This selection also didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just once, while lost 4 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 4 times and lost 8 times.

The first batting team won the matches 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 5 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 142, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 136 runs, whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.35 and 27.43 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

CSK got 4 chances to play the match at the venue, in which the team won twice and lost twice, as well. RR had 5 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won thrice, though one of the victories was by boundary count in a tied game and lost twice. All three victories for the team in the IPL 2014 and both defeats in the current season.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Chennai Super Kings:

The team would go with a forced change, and may include J. Hazlewood or I. Tahir in place of injured D. Bravo.

Chennai Super Kings Eleven: S. Curran, S. Watson, F. du Plessis, A. Rayudu, M. Dhoni, R. Jadeja, P. Chawla / K. Jadhav, S. Thakur, K. Sharma, D. Chahar, J. Hazlewood / I. Tahir

Rajasthan Royals:

The team may try M. Markande in place of S. Gopal.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: R. Uthappa, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, B. Stokes, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, J. Archer, M. Markande / S. Gopal, K. Tyagi, J. Unadkat / V. Aaron