Ind T20 League 2023, Match 17: CHE vs RAJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2023

Match 17: CHE vs RAJ


Chennai (CHE) will take the field against Rajasthan (RAJ) in match number 17 of the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League on Wednesday (April 12) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CHE leads the head to head battle against their old rivals with 15 wins in 27 games. However, RAJ have done well off late and have emerged victorious in 4 out of the last five meetings.

Both teams have played three and won two games thus far this season. While RAJ are placed in the second position in the league standings, CHE find themselves in fifth place. The yellow army defeated five time champions Mumbai in their last outing by seven wickets after successfully chasing the target of 158 runs in 18.1 overs. Ravindra Jadeja was the chief architect of the comprehensive victory as he picked up three wickets for twenty runs in his four overs. Ajinkya Rahane made his debut for CHE in that game and scored a quickfire 61. 

RAJ’s batters put on another batting masterclass in their previous game against Delhi. They posted a formidable total of 199 runs. The opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler continued their purple patch with bat in hand and added 98 runs for the first wicket. Shimron Hetmeyer and Dhruv Juryel’s late blitz ensured RAJ finished with enough runs on the board Trent Boult then ran riot with the new ball and two two wickets in the very first over. He ended the game with impressive figures of 3/29 which even included a maiden over. The ace speedster enjoyed good support from Yuzvendra Chahal from the other end. Chahal got three in the game and moved his tally to 12 wickets. With 12 wickets to his name, the leggie is currently the second highest wicket taker in the competition. Ahead of this riveting fixture, let us have a look at how these two sides fare out on Wednesday. 


Match Details

Match: CHE vs RAJ, 17th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai


Pitch and Weather Report

The MA Chidambaram surface is believed to remain slow and sluggish. But this proved wrong in the opening game between Chennai and Lucknow, as a total of 422 runs were scored that day. The pitch is expected to remain balanced throughout the match, across the two innings, with 158 being the avg first innings score in the last five games here. 

Scattered clouds are forecasted on matchday. 


CHE vs RAJ Squads

CHE: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Sisanda Magala, Tushar Deshpande, Ambati Rayudu, Akash Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, RS Hangargekar, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma 

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Donavon Ferreira, Devdutt Padikkal, Kuldeep Sen, Adam Zampa, Kunal Singh Rathore, Joe Root, Abdul Basith, Kuldip Yadav, Obed McCoy, KC Cariappa


CHE vs RAJ Probable Playing XIs

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Sisanda Magala, MS Dhoni(C), RS Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal


Match Prediction

Both CHE and RAJ have looked good up till this point. While RAJ will be eager to continue their dominance with the bat, CHE will once again count on their spinners to produce the goods. Considering the recent form and balance within the squads, we pick CHE. They will also enjoy the home advantage. 


Top Fantasy Picks

(i) Jos Buttler: The RAJ opener is in supreme form at the moment, aggregating 152 runs in three innings at an average of 50.66 and a strike rate of 180.95. 

(ii) Yashasvi Jaiswal: The promising southpaw has started the tournament on a positive note. With 125 runs in three outings, Jaiswal has shown signs of consistency and will be keen to continue his golden run with the bat. 

(iii) Moeen Ali: The English all rounder was adjourned Player of the Match in his most recent game on the back of a strong show with the ball. Ali picked four crucial wickets against Mumbai.  He missed CHE’s last game but will probably be back for this one. 

(iv) Ruturaj Gaikwad: He is CHE’s leading run scorer in the tournament so far. Gaikwad has scored 189 runs in three innings at a remarkable average of 94. 


Risky Captaincy Choice

Sandeep Sharma is our pick for this segment. He was economical and even picked a wicket in his last game. His experience against Chennai can prove handy in this game.

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