With a win and a loss, both teams will look to earn 2 crucial points and get a lead in the early phase of the tournament. Both these teams have a loss against the same team KXIP which chased down big target in its first two matches. Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat SRH in their first match while ere beaten by KXIP in their second league match. RR team managed to chase down a low total against SRH while could not defend a huge total of 191 against KXIP. Return of Shane Watson’s form is a booster for the team while Sanju Samson has been outstanding in both the two matches. Bowling of the team looks weak in comparison to their batting. Team needs an improvement in all the departments if they are to challenge a stronger side like CSK.
Chennai Super Kings batting has been very impressive so far in IPL. Team could not stop Maxwell and Miller from chasing down over 200 runs in the first match while they bowled out Delhi Daredevils at a low score in second T20. Batting is the strong point of CSK as the team has got inform batsmen like Raina, Dhoni, McCullum and Smith. Team’s strength has been reflected in their batting in their two matches while they showed improved signs of bowling against DD in second match. Team need to be consistent if they have to face RR as both the team looks good but CSK looks better side on paper. Overall, fans can expect a nail biting encounter on Wednesday night.
Timings: Match Scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM IST on 23 April 2014
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai (UAE)