Rajasthan Royals won the toss and have chosen to bowl first.
The clash between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals today will be even more exciting as one of the most successful players in the IPL history, Suresh Raina has returned to the CSK squad.
Chennai Super Kings are going to clash with Rajasthan after a gap of 4 days. Chennai Super Kings had their last encounter with Kings XI Punjab that it lost despite a bang on-show by CSK Skipper MS Dhoni. Notably, Dhoni was awarded the man of the match award despite CSK losing the match. Chris Gayle, like in the match played yesterday, had blasted CSK in their last match that led to Punjab setting a challenging and difficult total for the CSK.
Notably, Suresh Raina was the highest run-getter in the IPL before Indian Skipper Virat Kohli overtook him recently. Raina is a natural player for the Indian Premier League and his style of game suits the game best. The expectations were high on Raina's return though no confirmations were made by CSK officially till the very last minute.
Now that Raina has returned the equations of the game have drastically changed and the fans should expect a terrifyingly interesting upcoming match.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C) (W), KM Asif Sam Billings Chaitanya Bishnoi Dwayne Bravo Deepak Chahar Faf du Plessis Harbhajan Singh Imran Tahir Ravindra Jadeja Kedar Jadhav Narayan Jagadeesan Kshitiz Sharma Monu Kumar Lungi Ngidi Suresh Raina Ambati Rayudu Mitchell Santner Kanishk Seth Karn Sharma Dhruv Shorey Shardul Thakur Murali Vijay Shane Watson David Willey Mark Wood.
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Ankit Sharma Anureet Singh Jofra Archer Stuart Binny Aryaman Birla Jos Buttler (W) Dushmantha Chameera Prashant Chopra Shreyas Gopal Krishnappa Gowtham Heinrich Klaasen Dhawal Kulkarni Ben Laughlin Mahipal Lomror Sudhesan Midhun Sanju Samson Jatin Saxena D'Arcy Short Ish Sodhi Ben Stokes Rahul Tripathi Jaydev Unadkat.