Starting their campaign with troubles like one of their players testing positive for COVID-19, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh withdrawing from IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings find themselves in the bottom position of the table with just three victories to their name. Chennai Super Kings have endured a difficult season in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich tournament. With the team facing a do-or-die situation, Chennai Super Kings face Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
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CSK faced a defeat in the last game at Sharjah despite being in a good position to win the game. MS Dhoni handed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja against the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel who made the merry of the situation. The team was guided over the line and CSK were pushed to the corner.
MS Dhoni will have a difficult choice to select his allrounder as Dwayne Bravo is once again out for a week or two owing to a groin injury. In an important match against Rajasthan Royals, here are the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings on Monday:
#1) Ravindra Jadeja
The left-arm allrounder couldn’t defend 18 runs in the final over of their previous game and was criticized for it by a lot of fans. However, it was the cameo from Ravindra Jadeja that allowed CSK to have a decent total on the board. Against Rajasthan Royals, Ravindra Jadeja will be one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the consistent players for CSK in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League with 159 runs and four wickets in nine games. Captain MSD will hope a big performance from his all-rounder in a big game on Monday.
#2) Ambati Rayudu
The Hyderabad based player has failed to take the league on his head despite getting good starts. Barring the game against Mumbai Indians on day one of the tournament, the player hasn’t scored a big one. Ambati Rayudu will have a big role to play against RR if they are to survive one more day in the tournament.
Ambati Rayudu is a great player of spin and can even take on the best in the league. RR has relied on Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia in the middle overs and Ambati Rayudu would love to take on these players. If the player gets going, it will be difficult for the opposition to contain. Rayudu will be one of the top three picks for CSK on Monday.
#3) Shane Watson
The former Aussie all-rounder has failed to entertain the fans of Chennai Super Kings barring one or two games. His last best innings came against SRH and KXIP where his contribution was vital for the side. The player has found it difficult to get going in the desert conditions but will be one of the dangerous players for the opposition on his day.
At Sheik Zayed Stadium, Shane Watson has a big role to play. With Bravo ruled out for the game, Sam Curran might once again don the finisher role and Shane Watson could open the batting. He will be one of the top three picks for CSK against RR.