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Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings for the 43rd Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for RR Vs CSK 43rd match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.


Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 38
Matches won batting first 12
Matches won bowling first 26
Average 1st Inns scores 156
Average 2nd Inns scores 142
Highest total recorded 197/1 by RR vs RCB
Lowest total recorded 92/10 by MI vs RR
Highest score chased 197/5 by RR vs DC
Lowest score defended 151/7 by SRH vs RR

Team News:

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Rajasthan after an impressive win against the Kings XI Punjab are likely to retain the same eleven. The only change that might happen is Dhawal Kulkarni for Anureet Singh.
  • They can bring Shreyas Gopal in place of Lomror to add more spin to the lineup.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Deepak Chahar who was declared out for two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury might return to the playing eleven.
  • Dhoni is a guy who won’t do many changes from a wining tram. But they can bring Karn Sharma as a third spinner according to the pitch in place of Thakur.


Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Jofra Archer, Stuart Binny, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Heinrich Klaasen, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Mark Wood, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, David Willey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Kshitiz Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Lungi Ngidi, Kanishk Seth, KM Asif, Suresh Raina


Rajasthan Royals: 1 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Stuart Binny, 6 K Gowtham, 7 Mahipal Lomror, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Anureet Singh

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Ambati Rayudu, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Dhruv Shorey, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 David Willey, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Shardul Thakur

Fantasy pick

Buttler has peaked in the second half of the season with three successive half-centuries. Since he moved from the middle order to the top, Royals’ Powerplay run rate has shot up from 7.62 (the worst among all teams) to 10.39 (the best).

Dhoni relishes facing this Royals attack. The CSK captain has faced 122 balls from them in all T20s and hit 200 runs while losing his wicket just twice. Overall, he strikes a boundary every 4.7 balls against them.


Rajasthan Royals

  • RR would like Buttler and Samson to deliver once more with the bat.
  • Jofra Archer has been the go-to bowler for the side.

Chennai Super Kings

  • Ambati Rayudu has been the most consistent player CSK batsmen, scoring 423 runs in ten outings.
  • CSK would like more from the Ngidi, Thakur & Bravo with the ball.

RR vs CSK Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 18, Rajasthan Royals won – 6, Chennai Super Kings won – 12

When these two teams met in Pune earlier this season, Shane Watson scored 106 and powered CSK to 204-5, who then bowled out RR for 140.


Rajasthan Royals have the poorest runs per wicket this season; they’ve lost a total of 71 wickets, averaging 21.96 runs per dismissal. Chennai Super Kings are at the other end of the spectrum; they’ve got the highest runs per wicket – 36.90.

Rajasthan Royals’ spinners have been the most economical this season; their spinners have conceded runs at the 7.30 – the best in the tournament.

The average opening partnership in VIVO IPL 2018 matches against Rajasthan Royals is 11.70; RR have allowed their opponents to stitch together an opening partnership of more than 24 only once in ten matches.

Some of K Gowtham’s scalps this season: Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales and Chris Gayle.

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