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Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Two teams with serious ambitions of winning the 2024 Indian Premier League meet on Sunday, when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals go head-to-head.

These sides both currently sit in the top four and have high hopes of adding another title to their trophy cabinet.

Chennai have the edge in the head-to-head stats, but Rajasthan have had more time to prepare for this encounter and that could prove crucial.

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals betting tips and predictions

Rajasthan Royals to win - 1/1

The visitors head to Chennai having had four days to prepare for this clash, with their last fixture having been played on Tuesday when they lost to Delhi Capitals.

In contrast, the Super Kings had a trip to Ahmedabad on Friday for a hard-fought encounter against Gujarat Titans, which they eventually lost.

Rajasthan have slipped to defeat in their last two IPL games heading into Sunday’s clash, but they were tight affairs against teams near the top of the table.

Kumar Sangakarra’s men lost by 20 runs against Delhi and prior to that, by just one run against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Super Kings head into this match following a defeat to the struggling Titans and in real danger of missing out on the play-offs.

Having been set 232 to win, coach Stephen Fleming could only watch on as the CSK top order collapsed in the run chase.

The top three batters scored just two runs between them as Chennai fell 35 runs short, despite impressive half-centuries from Moeen Ali and Daryl Mitchell.

The Royals will be well aware of CSK’s predicament and will feel that having the defending champions out of the tournament will aid their chances of taking the title.

Rajasthan have also won all of the last three meetings between the two sides and they look like they can extend that run on Sunday.

Sanju Samson – Top Rajasthan Royals batter - 10/3

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been the star runscorer for Rajasthan this season, even with Jos Buttler and India international Dhruv Jurel in their line-up.

The 29-year-old has averaged 48.75 runs in his last four innings, including a swashbuckling 86 from just 46 balls against the Capitals.

Coming in at three, Samson – ranked fifth in the batting stats – could be the key to success with Rajasthan likely to need a big total to see off last season’s IPL champions.

The skipper will want to head into next month’s world T20 tournament in good form and this is another high-profile clash for him to send a message to the India selectors.

Ravichandran Ashwin – Top Rajasthan Royals Wicket Taker - 7/2

You have to scroll down to number 56 to find Ravichandran Ashwin in the leading IPL wicket-takers this season.

The Indian spin bowling legend has taken just five scalps in 10 appearances, but there have been signs of him finding his form in recent games.

Ashwin took 3-24 in four overs of the defeat to Delhi, while also finishing with figures of 1-39 in a seven-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants at the end of April.

The 37-year-old off spinner also shone in last April’s clash between these two teams, when finishing the three-run victory for the Royals with figures of 2-24 in four overs.

On his home track, Ashwin will feel he can play a key role, especially after seeing CSK struggle with the bat on Friday.

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals odds

Chennai Super Kings - 4/5
Rajasthan Royals -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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