A red hot Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019 on March 31 at Chennai. The Super Kings have dominated both their games so far in IPL season 12 while Rajasthan have lost both their matches despite individual brilliance.
The contest has plenty to get excited for as both sides feature star players and we look at the three most promising player battles from CSK vs RR IPL 2019.
#3. Harbhajan vs Buttler-
The off-spinner has found his mojo and has bowled well particularly in the Powerplays. But against Rajasthan he will be against Jos Buttler who is in fine form.
Will Dhoni play the gamble and use Bhajji in the powerplays? Well, SRH did that by using Rashid and the result was amazing.
So, will CSK tempt Buttler by feeding him Harbhajan’s off-spin in the Powerplay overs?
#2. J Gopal vs Raina-
Gopal was outstanding in the match against SRH. He produced wickets at crucial phases and was economical as well. And his task will be the same in the match against CSK.
However, CSK’s middle-order is manned by Suresh Raina who is a highly effective player of spin bowling but so far in IPL 2019 he is yet to make a big score.
Thus, this will be a mouth-watering contest to see a solid left-hand batsman take on the skilled spin bowling of J Gopal.
#1. Kulkarni vs Watson-
Dhawal Kulkarni had a off day against SRH as Warner tore him apart and hence he will be itching to make a comeback.
But his task won’t be an easy one as his counterpart Shane Watson is in ominous touch.
The CSK opener has shown glimpses of his prowess with a match winning cameo in the previous game and on March 31st too he will be looking to repeat his heroics.