CSK win toss, elect to bat first against RR

Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their Indian Premier League match here on Monday.

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo is injured and will be replaced by Josh Hazlewood while leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has come in for Karn Sharma.

“We will bat first. It is a used wicket and chances are it may slow down as the game progresses. He won’t be available for the next few games,” said Dhoni after the toss.

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For RR, Ankit Rajpoot has replaced Jaydev Unadkat, who went for an expensive penultimate over that allowed the Bangalore franchise to win on Saturday.

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(WK/Capt), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.

Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (WK), Steven Smith (Capt), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.


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