Pitch and Conditions:-
The pitch at Sharjah is a good one for batting and seems to be better than the tracks at the other two venues. At the same time, there is enough assistance on offer for the spinners and the pacers.
Average first innings score: 155 (Last five PSL 2019 games played in Sharjah)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied – 0
The first game in Sharjah this season will be played between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings. While this will be the first game of the season for the former, it will be the second for the latter. Even before the start of this game, the Royals have got a few concerns with the unavailability of some players. Thus, it will be quite a task for them to figure out the best possible eleven.
The Chennai Super Kings, however, have played the opening game of the tournament. They are coming into this match with the winning momentum on their side. After being 6/2 in the chase against the Mumbai Indians, they fought back beautifully which should boost their morale. They’d fancy another win in the tournament.
RR vs CSK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Bench: Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat.
Bench: Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron.
RR vs CSK Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Steve Smith, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni
Vice-Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu
Today’s RR vs CSK Probable Winners:
Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this game.