The Chennai Super Kings will play against the Rajasthan Royals at home for the second game in the doubleheader on Sunday, March 31st in IPL 2019.
The Chennai Super Kings are flying high and are in great form ahead of this encounter. They seem to have got the right team combination despite losing front-line pacer Lungi Ngidi and all-rounder David Willey for the entire season. Their spinners will look to wreak havoc on the extremely spin-friendly Chennai track.
The Rajasthan Royals have lost both their matches and sit at the bottom of the table. While their batsmen have fired, their bowling attack has failed both during the power play as well as in the death overs and if they don't manage to contain the CSK top order, they can go big in front of their home crowd.
With the prospect of the match blossoming into a high-scoring one as is usual when both these teams meet, a lot of fantasy points are there in the offing.
Let's take a look at who the X-Factor will be for this match.
The X-Factor for this match will be Jos Buttler, RR's swashbuckling opening batsman as well as wicket-keeper. Buttler has been RR's best player for many matches and almost won them the game in the opener. He failed to get going in the second game against SRH and was dismissed by Rashid Khan.
He will want to cash in in this game and put pressure on the CSK spinners who will be MS Dhoni's trump cards and players around who their bowling will revolve around. Buttler was amazing the last time these two sides met and will want to replicate that kind of form here.
He has no apparent weaknesses and is comfortable with both spin and pace alike and can play all the shots in the book and all around the ground as well. If he gets going, he could win the match singlehandedly for RR and should be the X-Factor for the match.
Ben Stokes, Imran Tahir and Shane Watson will also be good options.
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