Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2012, Jaipur May 9, 2012

Crunch time for defending champions Chennai

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Match facts

Thursday, May 10, 2012, Jaipur
Start time 2000 (1430 GMT)

Big Picture

Neither team is certain yet of a place in the playoffs, but the team under greater pressure is Chennai Super Kings. The two-time champions have 11 points, with six defeats and five wins. They could so easily have had 13 points, had it not been for the freakish last over against Mumbai Indians when Dwayne Smith hammered 14 from the last three balls. Perhaps most daunting for Super Kings is that their four remaining games include two against the current table leaders Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. A defeat against the Royals could jeopardise their chances of qualifying.

Their batting looked over-dependent on Faf du Plessis but against Mumbai there were encouraging signs as the others chipped in. Du Plessis, though, has been down with a virus and remains doubtful for this game. But Super Kings have shown in previous editions that they are most dangerous when the pressure piles up. In 2010, their bowling was in shambles until Doug Bollinger arrived jet-lagged and transformed their fortunes, coincidentally, against Royals. Bollinger, who missed the last game, is reportedly fit and available for selection. However, du Plessis isn't so sure of being. He tweeted about being down with a virus, which he hopes will disappear soon.

Royals have also played 12 games and are just a point ahead of Super Kings. However, two of their remaining games are against the bottom-placed Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors, and three of them are at home in Jaipur, where they have a sound record. On paper, Royals have a better chance of qualifying. They are also bolstered by the arrival of Shane Watson, who plundered the Warriors with an unbeaten 90.

Form guide

(most recent first, completed games)

Rajasthan Royals: WWLLL
Chennai Super Kings: LWLLW

Players to watch

M Vijay had been in woeful form, scoring only 45 runs in 59 balls until the game against Mumbai Indians, when he smashed 41 off 29 balls. That innings included three sixes and showed signs of his form from the previous season. He has struggled this time and that has contributed to Super Kings' wobble this year. Vijay doesn't have too much time to turn things around but at least he's made a start.

As significant as Watson's 90 was the three-wicket haul by Shaun Tait against Warriors. The unpredictable Australian fast bowler silenced Sourav Ganguly and Michael Clarke with accuracy, pace and swing. The pitch was slow but Tait extracted life out of it.

Stats and trivia

  • Royals are clearly ahead on the batting front with nine fifty-plus scores to just four for Super Kings.
  • Super Kings have a 6-4 win-loss record against Royals.
  • Super Kings dropped just five games in total in 2011. This season, they have already lost six.

    Quotes

    "If you look at a team like the Delhi Daredevils, you will find guys like Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen finishing off matches for them. We need someone to finish the games off."
    Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel on what the team lacks, though not convinced by the likes of 'finishers' like MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo.

    "With a couple of teams in contention it looks like 18 points will be needed (to make the playoffs) but we must not worry about what is needed but just play good cricket."
    Rahul Dravid, Royals' captain.

    Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on May 10, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    its raining in jaipur .... i think match wil be abondanded.. csk cant qualify this year.. they had not played better this season .. they had over confident of fetching the title for a hat_trick ... but couldnt.......CSK is not in form this season ... hoping best for the next season.... Miss u CSK !!!!!!!

  • s.kumr on May 10, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Well , why dhoni has Jakati in the team ? Even Dhoni cannot reply for this .. he is in the team as a bowler .,but bowls only an over or 2 ., and he gives run at an average of 15 per over ,may be more than that also. CSK has to learn more from Kings XI team , who came from no where and pulled their socks up so brilliantly .

  • rsurya on May 10, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Who is best. James Franklin or Ravindra Jadeja????

  • on May 10, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    i dont think the match ll take place and chennai are out of ipl 5...

  • Vijay51982 on May 10, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    Guys....... You know one thing? It is raining in Jaipurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Very very bad for CSK

  • srinideva on May 10, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    @K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R, hello buddy i saw your coments on CI about your (Z)hero ganguly capataincy and his skill blah blah... Now PWI are second in the bottom of the table. now you are trying to dominate dhoni and CSK. See this team acheived more than any team does in the previous edition. they will bounce back and rule this edition also. Still, Real CSK fans are having faith in this team. they born to be a CHAMPIONS CSK rocks as always

  • Solokings on May 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    yes i agree with K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R & Sivasankaran Saminathan CSK should not be so much depend on foreign players & nation side player they should try some local tallents like ganapathy vignesh & anirudha srikanth because they are handy batsman who can hit a long distance & also share the bowling when needed.

  • on May 10, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    everybody say that csk has no chance of winning but see that if csk got powerful opening the take min 160

  • on May 10, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    why is dhoni's injured knee being kept a secret ?? few matches back , his knee was extensivel taped and wrapped and it was GLARINGL shown on live tv for almost 2 minutes yet no body is talking about it ASIA CUP WAS LOST BECAUSE SACHIN CONSUMED 23 EXTRA BALLS HAD THESE 23 BALLS BEEN AVAILABLE TO DHONI, INDIA WOULD HAVE WON THE ASIA CUP N BALASUBRAMANIAN 10 5 12

  • K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R on May 10, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    My support goes to RR..... Would love to see 50+ scores from 2 R's Rahul & Rahane.....RR has the calmness and firepower to throttle CSK..... Captain cool's brain will be frozen by RR Players performance today..... CSK don't deserve to be in playoff's ....IPL has started to give chance to domestic players but players lyk Ganpathi ( Recall ICL he use to open with bat&bowl for chennai) Anirudh, who was the MOM agnst KKR who had a decent bowling force in last season Sudeep Tyagi who can bowl better thn Albie all warming becnh in csk squad didin't get even a single match ha ha ha ..... CSK u r out of luck ha ha ha ...Cmn RR win the match all d best. My RR11 by Batting order :-> 1.Rahane 2.Rahul 3.Watson 4. Owasis Shah 5.Menaria 6.Brad Hodge 7.Binny/Chaven 8.Yagnik 9.Pankaj Singh 10.Trivedi 11.Tait

    Use bowling of Hodge in the middle overs, he bowls decent off spin.

    .........................Go Royals Go.................

  • on May 10, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    its raining in jaipur .... i think match wil be abondanded.. csk cant qualify this year.. they had not played better this season .. they had over confident of fetching the title for a hat_trick ... but couldnt.......CSK is not in form this season ... hoping best for the next season.... Miss u CSK !!!!!!!

  • s.kumr on May 10, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Well , why dhoni has Jakati in the team ? Even Dhoni cannot reply for this .. he is in the team as a bowler .,but bowls only an over or 2 ., and he gives run at an average of 15 per over ,may be more than that also. CSK has to learn more from Kings XI team , who came from no where and pulled their socks up so brilliantly .

  • rsurya on May 10, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Who is best. James Franklin or Ravindra Jadeja????

  • on May 10, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    i dont think the match ll take place and chennai are out of ipl 5...

  • Vijay51982 on May 10, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    Guys....... You know one thing? It is raining in Jaipurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Very very bad for CSK

  • srinideva on May 10, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    @K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R, hello buddy i saw your coments on CI about your (Z)hero ganguly capataincy and his skill blah blah... Now PWI are second in the bottom of the table. now you are trying to dominate dhoni and CSK. See this team acheived more than any team does in the previous edition. they will bounce back and rule this edition also. Still, Real CSK fans are having faith in this team. they born to be a CHAMPIONS CSK rocks as always

  • Solokings on May 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    yes i agree with K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R & Sivasankaran Saminathan CSK should not be so much depend on foreign players & nation side player they should try some local tallents like ganapathy vignesh & anirudha srikanth because they are handy batsman who can hit a long distance & also share the bowling when needed.

  • on May 10, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    everybody say that csk has no chance of winning but see that if csk got powerful opening the take min 160

  • on May 10, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    why is dhoni's injured knee being kept a secret ?? few matches back , his knee was extensivel taped and wrapped and it was GLARINGL shown on live tv for almost 2 minutes yet no body is talking about it ASIA CUP WAS LOST BECAUSE SACHIN CONSUMED 23 EXTRA BALLS HAD THESE 23 BALLS BEEN AVAILABLE TO DHONI, INDIA WOULD HAVE WON THE ASIA CUP N BALASUBRAMANIAN 10 5 12

  • K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R on May 10, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    My support goes to RR..... Would love to see 50+ scores from 2 R's Rahul & Rahane.....RR has the calmness and firepower to throttle CSK..... Captain cool's brain will be frozen by RR Players performance today..... CSK don't deserve to be in playoff's ....IPL has started to give chance to domestic players but players lyk Ganpathi ( Recall ICL he use to open with bat&bowl for chennai) Anirudh, who was the MOM agnst KKR who had a decent bowling force in last season Sudeep Tyagi who can bowl better thn Albie all warming becnh in csk squad didin't get even a single match ha ha ha ..... CSK u r out of luck ha ha ha ...Cmn RR win the match all d best. My RR11 by Batting order :-> 1.Rahane 2.Rahul 3.Watson 4. Owasis Shah 5.Menaria 6.Brad Hodge 7.Binny/Chaven 8.Yagnik 9.Pankaj Singh 10.Trivedi 11.Tait

    Use bowling of Hodge in the middle overs, he bowls decent off spin.

    .........................Go Royals Go.................

  • on May 10, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    I think CSK has no chance to qualify. They have not played well through out the IPL5 therefore they should face the reality and crash out. They are renowned for their fighting spirit which is missing this year. This could be due to fatigue but if this is true they should have opted out instead of playing for Money.

  • on May 10, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Today's match is an important one for the CSK... As it is a key to move to playoffs... But they have just on the verge of losing the chance, being at the 7th position... I recommend... 1) Murali Vijay must be replaced by Srikkanth Anirudha who can do a better job than the not-in-form opener... 2) Doug Bollinger instead of Jadeja... Having Watson in opposition, Dougy may know how to handle him... Also one must watch his performance in this season.. 8 wickets from 6 matches at a good economy.. He must be in playing 11 for Chennai in the remaining 4 matches.. 3) I knew that Sudeep Tyagi was given a chance to practice better cricket!! He has been sent to Australia to learn various tactics and techniques.. Why not give him a chance? 4) I agree to give Ganapathi Vignesh a chance or Vasudevadas instead of Badrinath as a test only for the single match.. THE TEAM MUST BE: MS DHONI, BOLLINGER, MIKE HUSSEY, BRAVO, ANIRUDHA, DU PLESSIS, RAINA, ASHWIN, TYAGI, VIGNESH, YO MAHESH.... Anyone supports?

  • on May 10, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    Go RR go!!! HALLA BOL !!!

  • ash93 on May 10, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    @rajagopal : i agree he is a huge talent ..vignes should be given a chance ..also tyagi s n good form ..use him too all d best csk

  • chilled_avenger on May 10, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    This year's IPL Under-performing XI >> Murali Vijay,Brendan McCullum(wk),Virat Kohli,Saurav Ganguly(c),Ross Taylor,Yusuf Pathan,Albie Morkel,Harbhajan Singh,Zaheer Khan,Amit Mishra,Ashish Nehra.

  • rofl on May 10, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    want RR to win because of Dravid..but know csk will scrape through..

  • Romenevans on May 10, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    Wherever Jadega goes brings bad luck lol. Poor CSK! Go Royals Go! It will be impossible to go pass THE WALL for whistle podus!

  • mjrvasu on May 10, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    With the exception of Dwayne Bravo, Raina and Kulasekara, no other CSK player has shown intent to fight every game, be a menace to the opposition (e.g. Kevin Petersen), not lose wickets, and other similar attitude required to win T-20. It has been more than evident right from the first match, CSK will not make it to the last 4 this year. Where they missed the point is most of the other teams have matured well, made good player selections and been aggressive in critical situations. When CSK made it to the top four in previous years, other teams were still learning the tricks. Now the story is the other way around. At least from IPL Version 6, CSK will have to get back to the drawing board, get a new leader and some fresh players who can challenge any opposition. I am still a CSK supporter, but I know the reality. Not this time folks, better luck for the next one.

  • RajCSK on May 10, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    Today's match will decide CSK's playoff chances. Nothing more nothing less.I have my own theory. If they lose today and pretty match csk fans can wrap it up and will start looking forward 2013. but if they win today then I'll see CSK in final.

  • itscskda on May 10, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    Hello Dhoni prove that you are better captain than the captain's of all other teams playing IPL - "All is well" - its business as usual for us, win the cup and we'll celebrate it in the streets of Chennai. Guys lets start our usual game - "THE MIND GAME" :) enjoy the cricket .. long live CSK CSK CSK ..

  • on May 10, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    Why is CSK wasting G Vignesh's talent by not using him. He is much better than most players who have got a go this IPL and previous IPL's too

    How many agree that Vignesh should play, he would be better than Jakati and Yomi, can bat well and bowl too

    My team: Vignesh, Vijay, Raina, Hussey, Dhoni, Bravo, Albie, Jadeja, Badri, Ashwin, Bollinger

  • AK_81 on May 10, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    sorry instead of ben play aniruddha shrikanthi

  • arun141 on May 10, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    I am betting on CSK not to be in playoffs. In this IPL they lost the team spirit. Their captain has gone clueless in tough situations. They are all looking upon their past records (Raina is not getting off the highest run getter in IPL, Dhoni the coolest captain) and only the ones who have bad past records in pat IPL are playing well (DuPlesis). They do not have Southee this season who made the impact last season. If they really want to make in playoffs Dhoni should take rest for one or two matches and recollect himself. Give the captaincy to George Bailley, an excellent captain who captained australia in his first T20.

  • ash93 on May 10, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    common csk yu can do it ...you should consider our indian bench strength too ...we hav got a good talent ..use ganapathi vignesh .. A perfect allrounder ..no one can forget him who watched icl who opened both batting and bowling for chennai ..hope he get a chance ..common chennai ..common..

  • AK_81 on May 10, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    @jhovee.....they can only select 4 foreign players not 5.....so the team shoud be Vijay, Hussey,Raina,Badri,Dhoni,Bravo, Sytris,Ashwin,Jadeja,Bollinger,Ben as raina an hussey can also so if ne bowler just bashed dey can bowl one or 2 ovrs...dhoni its tyme to drop Albie Morkel....he terrfic hitter but he looks out of source.....

  • nikhil_tawde on May 10, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    Very difficult for csk to qualify if they lose today. MI should improve their batting to stay alive in the tournament, get gibbs in for franklin as he is way better batsman and can play attacking cricket right from the word go. Saw him smashing the ball in the BIG BASH LEAGUE, can surely do better than franklin in the IPL.

  • on May 10, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    No way CSK r gonna crash out ! They will somehow scrape through and reach the play-offs as usual....One just cant write off the defending champions !!!

  • on May 10, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    tough chance for csk but they will do last match hilfenhaus bowled last over is very poor ofcourse he bowled first three balls in last over is well he ended poor today they clear the problem and pressure and do wellllllllll.......csk go

  • on May 10, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    tough chance for csk but they will do last match hilfenhaus bowled last over is very poor ofcourse he bowled first three balls in last over is well he ended poor today they clear the problem and pressure and do wellllllllll.......csk go

  • veerakannadiga on May 10, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    All the best Rahul. Whatever the outcome, you have proved that real talent can survive any form of the game. Proud to be your fan.

  • Bruisers on May 10, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    If IPL were to be played by only Indian players, then CSK would have won almost everytime, PWI and MI would have had good chances too and RCB would have lost every match..

  • jhovee on May 10, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    CSK's today's team -> 1. MVijay 2. MHussey 3. SRaina 4. MDhoni 5. SBadri 6.RJadeja 7. DBravo 8. RAshwin 9. Hilfenhaus 10.NKulasekara 11.DBolinger

  • cyberflirt on May 10, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    CSK should find a way to include Mike Hussey in their line up as their batting looks very inconsistent. Raina should play longer and Bravo should take the responsibility of finishing things for CSK as it will take the pressure of Dhoni to do the same as he is off colour this season. Albie can be given a break and in place of him they should include Bollinger. Hilfenhaus should sit out for this match as this is a batting paradise and he will be taken to cleaners. Ideally chennai should find a good spinner as their spinners are off color this season. Give Suraj Randiv a try in place of one of the existing foreign imports. He also bats a bit and excellent fielder. The $2miillion boy should do justice for his price tag. Just showing a glimpse of what he is capable of doing won't take his side to the play-offs. I don't think CSK can qualify if they fail to win today...however I would love to see them in the Play-offs along with the big guns DD and KKR. MI doesn't deserve a place there.

  • androyuvi on May 10, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    good to see Murali Vijay hitting few sixes. personally i like the way he bats, and mounts an innnings.. he is a pleasure to watch.. wishing him get back to his old form again.. Himself, ashwin and badri contributed a lot in previous editions.. expectin the same from these! good luck CSK!

  • rahulcricket007 on May 10, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    IT 'S NOT NEW . IN THE THIRD SEASON ALSO AT ONCE CHENNAI WAS LOOKING TO KNOCK OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT BUT THERE LAST GAME WIN AGAINST KXIP WON THEM A SEMIFINAL BERTH . I LAUGHS WHEN PEOPLE LIKE HARSHA BHOGLE COMPARE CSK WITH BARCELONA WHICH HAS A WIN % OF MORE THAN 90 . BARCELONA ALWAYS QUALIFY EASILY FOR FINALS WHILE CSK 'S JOURNEY IS ALWAYS TIPSY -TORVY .

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:57 GMT

    Come On CSK make it through Semis.......

  • satish619chandar on May 10, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    CSK being a consistent team looks very flat these days and they are not closing out like they used to do it in previous seasons.. Dhoni looking mentally tired and a couple of dominant wins would do some magic to his mindset which is flat now.. RR are okay without being very dominant.. With addition of Watson and Tait being threatening throughout his 4 over spell, it really adds up huge value to their lineup which looked pedestrian at times.. Batting wise, they have a great top 3 and they need to share the bulk of scoring to make a match of it.. Binny will be wildcard with his bowling.. He can hit it long too!! If to chose favorites, i would pick RR..

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    @vrn59: Boring to watch CSK? Were you in some other planet last Sunday?

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    CSK is gonna win this match..

  • kishorepi on May 10, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    Eagerly waiting on for the match. Just want to see RR winning and Rahul Dravid. I think Hogg may be better in replace of Botha, they may need better bowling attack. Combination of Tait and Hogg would very nice to see. I would like to see batting dishant yagnik before maneria and binny. I would like to see Dravid making 100 in a T20 someday. It would be nice if that tomorrow. And Shah along with Watson.

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    @vrn59 - I don't understand you. It does not make any sense to comment two time champions as overconfident and boring. CSK slipped a bit here and there as everybody does due to nature of T20. If CSK wins this match then again they are back in position 4. CSK does not have great individual performers but still a good team. What matters is even each batsmen make an average 20 runs but quickly and get out, the final score would be 200. The point is to make up the run rate, bowl fairly to restrict the opponent from taking runs, no need to take even wickets in first few overs as the wickets would fall by itself during the final overs. Fielding is very important as saving runs is very vital in T20. Let's see what's happening this evening.........

  • on May 10, 2012, 1:02 GMT

    Rajasthan royals will surely going to win.Dravid,tait & watson are the players who r to be watch for.......The loss here might virtually be sending CSK out of ipl bcoz the remaining matches r really difficult for Chennai.

  • on May 10, 2012, 0:46 GMT

    Go RR!! Good Luck Rahul. If RR bats first, they'll pile on 180+. RR can replace Chavan though. I think Amit Singh should be rested for a while. I wish they had one or two more some local all rounders. May be try Abhishek Raut.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 9, 2012, 23:28 GMT

    Crucial match for both the teams. Go RR go. Go and blow away CSK. Rahane should take his time and contribute in this match. His contribution will be very crucial for RR. Looks like RD ran out of gas at this time. I hope I'm wrong about RD.

  • on May 9, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    Go royals. A win over CSK will propel RR to 3rd position. C'mon, u can do it. For RD Plz. Rahul rocks. The greatest cricketer ever. Want him to win the cup.

  • xylo on May 9, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    Though I would like Dhoni to win this match, it would be better in the long run if they lose this match, and the likes of Dhoni and Raina get some valuable time off. If not, we might see Dhoni retiring soon.

  • vrn59 on May 9, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    My support goes out to Rajasthan! Chennai are an overconfident and rather boring team, but Rajasthan has an interesting mix and balance. The T20 version of Dravid opening the innings with the in-form Rahane and fiery Watson coming in next makes a fantastic top order. O Shah, Menaria, Binny and Botha make up a compact and steady middle order and the bowling is led by Tait and ably backed by Watson. Young Chavan is also bowling ok. Gonna be an exciting match for sure!

  • SurlyCynic on May 9, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    Yawn, not Rajasthan again. Didn't they just play? Looking forward to watching CSK though, they need to start firing soon.

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  • SurlyCynic on May 9, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    Yawn, not Rajasthan again. Didn't they just play? Looking forward to watching CSK though, they need to start firing soon.

  • vrn59 on May 9, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    My support goes out to Rajasthan! Chennai are an overconfident and rather boring team, but Rajasthan has an interesting mix and balance. The T20 version of Dravid opening the innings with the in-form Rahane and fiery Watson coming in next makes a fantastic top order. O Shah, Menaria, Binny and Botha make up a compact and steady middle order and the bowling is led by Tait and ably backed by Watson. Young Chavan is also bowling ok. Gonna be an exciting match for sure!

  • xylo on May 9, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    Though I would like Dhoni to win this match, it would be better in the long run if they lose this match, and the likes of Dhoni and Raina get some valuable time off. If not, we might see Dhoni retiring soon.

  • on May 9, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    Go royals. A win over CSK will propel RR to 3rd position. C'mon, u can do it. For RD Plz. Rahul rocks. The greatest cricketer ever. Want him to win the cup.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 9, 2012, 23:28 GMT

    Crucial match for both the teams. Go RR go. Go and blow away CSK. Rahane should take his time and contribute in this match. His contribution will be very crucial for RR. Looks like RD ran out of gas at this time. I hope I'm wrong about RD.

  • on May 10, 2012, 0:46 GMT

    Go RR!! Good Luck Rahul. If RR bats first, they'll pile on 180+. RR can replace Chavan though. I think Amit Singh should be rested for a while. I wish they had one or two more some local all rounders. May be try Abhishek Raut.

  • on May 10, 2012, 1:02 GMT

    Rajasthan royals will surely going to win.Dravid,tait & watson are the players who r to be watch for.......The loss here might virtually be sending CSK out of ipl bcoz the remaining matches r really difficult for Chennai.

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    @vrn59 - I don't understand you. It does not make any sense to comment two time champions as overconfident and boring. CSK slipped a bit here and there as everybody does due to nature of T20. If CSK wins this match then again they are back in position 4. CSK does not have great individual performers but still a good team. What matters is even each batsmen make an average 20 runs but quickly and get out, the final score would be 200. The point is to make up the run rate, bowl fairly to restrict the opponent from taking runs, no need to take even wickets in first few overs as the wickets would fall by itself during the final overs. Fielding is very important as saving runs is very vital in T20. Let's see what's happening this evening.........

  • kishorepi on May 10, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    Eagerly waiting on for the match. Just want to see RR winning and Rahul Dravid. I think Hogg may be better in replace of Botha, they may need better bowling attack. Combination of Tait and Hogg would very nice to see. I would like to see batting dishant yagnik before maneria and binny. I would like to see Dravid making 100 in a T20 someday. It would be nice if that tomorrow. And Shah along with Watson.

  • on May 10, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    CSK is gonna win this match..