Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights today, Saturday 2-10-2021 – 47th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Sanju Samson win the toss and will bowl.
Five changes for Royals, with Samson mentioning none of them. Super Kings bring in Asif for Deepak and Curran for Bravo. We can now confirm that the Royals have dropped Lomror, Livingstone, Parag, Tyagi, and Morris for Dube, Phillips, Akash Singh, Miller, and Markande.
Chennai Super Kings team: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 MS Dhoni, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 KM Asif, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Rajasthan Royals team: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Yashaswi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Shivam Dube, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 David Miller, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Akash Singh, 9 Mayank Markande, 10 Chetan Sakariya, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Virender Sharma
TV Umpires – Tapan Sharma
Match Referee – Narayanan Kutty
Reserve Umpire – Ulhas Gandhe
Match number – Indian Premier League 2021 Match No 47th
Post match presentation
“It was a bad toss to lose to start off, but I feel the Royals batters batted really well. Around 250 may have been about right on that surface (laughs). There was dew and the ball started coming on well, still, you needed to bat well and that’s what they did.
An ideal start in a tall chase where they took the game on in the PP. I think initially it was stopping a bit, which we saw with their wrist spinners. As the innings progressed, it started coming on well, Rutu’s was an outstanding knock. When you lose the game, it can get brushed under the carpet but he batted very well to get us up to 190. The batsmen need to assess quickly what a good score is. In T20s, you tend to go hard and then realize it’s not a 160-180 wicket.
They’ve done it well, assessed really well. Dwayne and Deepak aren’t here, of course, I missed them. Both of them are quite experienced. Once you start going after the bowlers, it paid off. We could’ve used the dimensions of the field better. Have to forget this, you can go through it in a tournament like this, learn what we could have done. The same thing can happen in the knockouts too, we’ve done it well, learning from each and every game. Don’t think we could’ve scored more than 190.”
“Aware of the abilities of our youngsters, that’s why we get disappointed when we lose matches. Our openers finished off the game in the PP, Jaiswal was superb, hopefully, he’ll make it big. We have been discussing Shivam in the last 2-3 games. Mahipal did a good job in the first few games, but we thought today could be Shivam’s game. Unbelievable batting by Gaikwad, we’re afraid of a batsman like him. Really have a lot of respect for him. We aren’t thinking too far ahead, one match at a time.”
“Today to start off with, it was a slow wicket, slightly damp. Got better as the game progressed. Needed someone to bat till the 14-15th over. I’m just working on timing the ball really well, maintaining my shape. Right from when I started, have come across many coaches. Everyone’s told me I have the gift of timing, just been using that. I think I would say my selection in CSK in 2019 when I didn’t get a chance, being in the dressing room, I got to learn a lot. Got to know routines, hard work needed, work to put in. That was a good learning curve. Didn’t dream of a 100, the aim was to make sure we get to 160-170. Would’ve loved to be on the winning side, maybe next time.”