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IPL 2022: Match 68 (RR vs CSK) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - May 20, 2022 12:15 pm
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be locking horns with each other in the 68th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, on Friday. For RR, the equation is simple as they need to win the game against CSK to secure second place and two shots at reaching the IPL final.

RR CSK
RR vs CSK

RR is currently placed third in the points table and already has one foot in the playoffs. They were very impressive in the previous match and will be looking forward to continuing good performance. Chennai Super Kings have had a very disappointing campaign as they failed to qualify after managing to win just 4 out of the 13 matches in the season so far this season.

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CSK will be playing the match for pride and look to take some positives to the next season. In Super Kings’ previous game, they made four changes that they were looking ahead to the young players who can do well in IPL 2023. In the 26 meetings between the two sides in IPL so far, CSK is leading the charts 15-11 against RR in the head-to-head battles. In the last 5 meetings, however, it’s 3-2 in favor of RR.

Here are the player battles to watch out for tonight.

#1 Jos Buttler vs Mukesh Choudhary

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is witnessing a decent outing in the IPL 2022 as he has scored just 627 runs in 13 games at an average of 52.25 and will hope to continue his form as they are looking to strengthen their place on the points table. He will be against impressive Mukesh Choudhary, who can bother Buttler considering his struggles against southpaw pacers. Maharashtra quick has been good this season, bagging 16 wickets from 12 matches.

#2 Sanju Samson vs Maheesh Theekshana

Maheesh Theekshana
Maheesh Theekshana

Sanju Samson has also been witnessing a purple patch in IPL 2022, and hoping to extend his form while facing CSK’s Sri Lankan tweaker Maheesh Theekshana. The big-hitting batter’s numbers against spin are woeful – as he has been dismissed 5 times at an average of just 6.80. Theekshana has had a good IPL stint, picking up 12 wickets from 9 matches. He will look to get the better of Samson by capitalizing on the southpaw’s struggles against the spinners. 

#3 Prasidh Krishna vs Ruturaj Gaikwad

Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna has been quite consistent against CSK. Ruturaj Gaikwad, meanwhile, has repeated his pattern of finding form in the second half of the edition with scores of 99, 28, 41, and 7 in his last four matches. The CSK opener’s ability to dig out yorkers and play shots while also combating sheer pace with succulent drives, makes his contest with Krishna’s spicy one.

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