Chennai Super Kings:
Rayudu, Watson, Raina, Dhoni, Billings, Jadeja, Bravo, Bhajji, Chahar, Thakur, Tahir.
*Raina was officially out for two games but he himself confirmed in the last game he’s fit for this clash & almost sure to play.
Incase, management decides to give him rest for another game Vijay will open again
*Willey is also practicing well & is in contention to play, so is Karn Sharma but both are unlikely to play today. Karn still has more chances.
Short, Rahane, Samson, Tripathi, Stokes, Butler, Gowtham, Laughlin/Archer, Gopal, Dhawal, Unadkat.
*Short has finally made some runs, but has struggled badly & his run a ball inning proved to be very costly for his team. Though, RR can stick to him for one last game before they bring Klaasen & expect him to score freely.
*If Short gets dropped for Klaasen, Tripathi will join Rahane at the top. If he doesn’t, Tripathi’s batting order will again be a mystery.
*Was fortunate enough to interview Rahane after their loss to KKR at home & he was confident on his bowlers & will back them again. So, don’t expect any drastic changes in the bowling lineup.
*Just like we said in the last preview , Archer is fit & available but RR tactically went for Laughlin.
Again, Laughlin will be their first choice unless they finally want to try Archer. (50-50)
Never thought i would mention Stokes as a differential pick but that’s how his 2018 performance has been. But we all know he’ll have a game where he’ll score, pick wickets, take catches & score a lot of fantasy points. And that game is near.
Stokes, Unadkat, Raina, Billings, Tahir, Short/Rahane, Dhawal.