The 47th match of the Indian T20 League will be played between Chennai and Rajasthan. The match will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 2nd of October. Rajasthan is coming from a loss while Chennai won its last game against Hyderabad comfortably.
Rajasthan is out of luck as of now as they are suffering a 3 match losing streak. Despite Sanju's consistent performance, the team is struggling for a win. They are currently on the seventh position on the table but they still have a chance to qualify if they boost their game and perform as a unit. If we look at Rajasthan's records against Chennai, both the teams have played 24 matches where Chennai has registered a total of 15 wins.
Rajasthan's bowling attack has also degraded from the past few games. Chris Morris is struggling to get more wickets in a match and Karthik Tyagi's economy has also failed to impress. The bowlers will have a much bigger struggle considering top of the table team Chennai being their opponents.
UAE leg of the league has been phenomenal for Chennai as they defeated all their opponents in the series so far. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have given a boost in almost all of their and the middle order with Rayudu and Jadeja is a cherry on top for Chennai.
The maximum and minimum temperature in Abu Dhabi will be 35 and 31 degrees respectively. The humidity will be around 73 percent. The skies are clear with no sign of precipitation.
Because of the hot weather, bowlers will be be in a tough spot to deliver a great pace. On the other hand, the conditions will give an edge to the batsmen and we can expect a good score on this pitch.
Probable XI For Rajasthan
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Oshane Thomas, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi
Probable XI For Chennai
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood