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IPL 2013 April 22 match Preview : Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals

Chennai, Apr 22 (): Chennai Super Kings will clash with Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match of IPL 6 2013 in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai today, April 22, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Both the teams are having 8 points in the points table in the six matches played, while Chennai Super Kings is ahead of Rajasthan Royals in the net run rate.

Chennai Super Kings

CSK’s win over KKR in the last match shows the confidence to the depth in the batting line up. CSK is the most victorious team in IPL winning the IPL cup two times in 2010 and 2011. The team has excellent spin attackers like Ashwin and Jadeja.

But, the poor forms of Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay are a big concern for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings. Michael Hussey is the leading run scorer for CSK with 217 runs in 5 IPL 6. Bowlers Dwayne Bravo who took 10 wickets, and Dwayne Bravo who took 9 wickets so far are the key bowlers to watch out.

CSK squad

MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Subaramaniam Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Srikkanth Anirudha, Baba Aparajith, Akila Dananjaya, Faf du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Jason Holder, Imtiaz Ahmed, Shadab Jakati, R Karthikeyan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ben Laughlin, Ronit More, Dirk Nannes, Ankit Rajpoot, Wriddhiman Saha and Vijay Shankar.

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinikya Rahane, is the key batsman to watch for in the match with 210 runs so far in the  six matches.  The return of Shane Watson is a great morale boost for Rajasthan Royals. Owais Shah and all-rounder Brad Hodge, both of whom have displayed good form will give the team a good support. The bowling side is not so strong,which is a big concern for the skipper Rahul Dravid. Kevon Cooper who took 9 wickets in the 5 matches played will expect to contend the strong CSK batting line-up.

RR squad

Rahul Dravid (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Dishant Yagnik, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Kevon Cooper, Fidel Edwards, James Faulkner, Shreevats Goswami, Samuel Badree, Harmeet Singh, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Vikramjeet Malik, Kumar Boresa, Ashok Menaria, Kusal Perera, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Owais Shah, Rahul Shukla, Amit Singh, Pravin Tambe.

 A spectacular performance is on the cards. However, CSK is a superior side than RR in the home turf, Chennai.