IPL 2013: It`s battle royal as top teams Chennai, Rajasthan lock horns

IPL 2013: It`s battle royal as top teams Chennai, Rajasthan lock horns

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 16:07
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IPL 2013: It`s battle royal as top teams Chennai, Rajasthan lock hornsJaipur: Playing their last match on home soil, Rajasthan Royals would look to consolidate their number two position in the points table and upstage top-placed title contenders Chennai Super Kings when the two most balanced sides clash in an IPL match, here on Sunday.

Rajasthan`s citadel hasn't been breached so far in the tournament.

Rajasthan were beaten by the table-toppers in an away game and they would like to return the compliment.

Rajasthan have done exceedingly well while chasing, their last two victories were comprehensive, and Chennai have emerged as superb defenders.

The batsmen in both the teams are in sparkling form. The only thing that gives a slight advantage to Chennai is their bowling.

Mohit Sharma has been a revelation upfront while R Ashwin and Dwayne Bravo have done well in the middle overs.

The key to Rajasthan would be to contain the marauding Chennai batsmen.

The way they recovered from the shocking defeat against Mumbai Indians, Chennai have only looked more dangerous.

Even if Rajasthan get Michael Hussey or Suresh Raina out early, they have to contend with in-from CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has changed many a games on his own with his power-hitting.

James Faulknar, Ajit Chandila, Kevon Cooper and Shane Watson have a tough task at hand but if they click, Rajasthan would be in with a very good chance.


Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Watson and Sanju Samson form a very formidable batting line-up, capable of chasing down any total, so it will boil down to how the home bowlers perform.

They have done well in last two matches, restricting Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in the vicinity of 150 but they were the struggling sides not expected to cause much trouble.

The real test is on Sunday and a good show would allow them to be in a relaxed frame of mind for the next two away games.

Teams (from):

Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, Owais Shah, James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi, S Sreesanth, Brad Hogg, Fidel Edwards, Kevon Cooper, Kushal Perera, Samuel Badree, Shaun Tait, Ankit Chavan, Ashok Maneria, Dishant Yagnik, Harmeet Singh, Kumar Borsea, Pravin Thambe, Rahul Shukla, Sachin Baby, Shreevats Goswami, Vikramjeet Malik.

Chennai Super Kings: M S Dhoni (c), Akila Dananjaya, Albie Morkel, Srikkanta Anirutha, Ankit Rajpoot, Baba Aparajith, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben Laughlin, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Dwayne Bravo, Francois du Plessis, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Jason Holder, Michael Hussey, Mohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Nuwan Kulasekara, R Karthikeyan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ronit More, Shadab Jakati, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Vijay Shankar and Wridhiman Saha.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:38

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Niraj kumar pandey - New delhi
Mumbai bahut strong team hai .chenai ya mumbai dono may se koi ek jitega .agar mumbai jitegi to jyada kus4 mileg4
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Rahul - Ahmedabad
Jaha na pahuche baigadi waha pahuche marwari s6m r.r. Will win
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MIDHUN - DUBAI
The wall will win. Dravid will hit 50 today
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devanand yati - varanasi
RR kahna nahi ,kar ke dikhana hai.
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senthil - tuticorin
csk will win definitly and remain in top position of the table
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Nitin mehra - delhi
Rajasthan win bcoz match in home grnd
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po muder - lousiana
I believe that csk will win and vijay will be the man of the match.
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po muder - lousiana
I believe that csk will win and vijay will be the man of the match.
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Deshpande S P - Bangalore
Though Chennai Super Kings looks strong,butRajastan Royals would mould them
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