Chennai take on Rajasthan in Match 12 of Indian T20 League 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 19.
Both teams head into this fixture on the back of a win after losing their respective first matches. While Chennai thrashed Punjab by six wickets, Rajasthan defeated Delhi in a low-scoring thriller.
Chennai will be a little bit concerned with the form of opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has scored just 10 runs in the first two matches of the season. The MS Dhoni-led side has always given a long rope to players even when they are going through a rough phase. However, the franchise might consider bringing in experienced Robin Uthappa in the playing XI in place of Gaikwad.
Furthermore, Chennai have received a huge boost as their South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi has completed his mandatory seven-day quarantine and will be available for selection.
On the other hand, Rajasthan performed extremely well in the absence of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has returned to England after sustaining a finger injury.
The franchise may consider making few changes to their side against Chennai. All-rounder Shivam Dube had another poor outing against Delhi and he may get replaced by Shreyas Gopal in the playing XI.
Rajasthan might also bring back young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal in the place of Manan Vohra.
In the Chennai vs Rajasthan head-to-head record in the Indian T20 League, MS Dhoni’s side hold a clear advantage as they have won 14 of the 23 matches played between these two sides.
Where to watch Chennai vs Rajasthan live in India?
The Chennai vs Rajasthan Indian T20 League match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India, on Monday, April 19.
Live streaming of Chennai vs Rajasthan will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
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