3 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target In IPL 2023

MS Dhoni, Sanju Samson, RR

Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings had polar opposite campaigns in IPL 2022. The Royals made the finals for the first time in 14 years while CSK after a title-winning campaign in 2021 finished ninth on the points table in 2022.

The Royals also beat CSK in the only game they played against each other this season. The IPL 2023 season will be held in April-May next year. Ahead of the season, the different teams will have an opportunity to seek players from other teams in a small auction window.

The IPL 2033 mini-auction is expected to be held in February 2023. Chennai can look to add some key players from Rajasthan Royals. In this article, we take a look at three players whom Chennai can add from Rajasthan.

Sanju Samson, MS Dhoni
Sanju Samson, MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

3 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target In IPL 2023

Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt Padikkal for RR. PHoto- RR Twitter
Devdutt Padikkal for RR. PHoto- RR Twitter

Padikkal was one of the young Indian players snapped up by RR in the IPL 2022 mega auction. He scored 376 runs from 17 games for the Royals playing a key role in their road to the final. He can bat anywhere in the top 4 and can be flexible with his approach which is his great ability as a cricketer.

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GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals’ Predicted Playing XI Against Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 Final

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, RR Playing 11 vs GT (Predicted), IPL 2022, Final, GT vs RR

Rajasthan Royals take on Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29. This is the first final for the Royals in 14 seasons. They won the inaugural IPL title in 2008. They beat RCB in the second qualifier to book a place in the final.

Rajasthan Royals has managed to break the deadlock of not entering an IPL final since 2008. The last time they made the playoffs was in 2018. However, in 2022 they have managed to reach the final. The side would be hungry for the title in a year when they lost their first-ever skipper Shane Warne. In this article, we take a look at Rajasthan Royals’ predicted playing XI against GT for the IPL 2022 final.

Shane Warne
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GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals’ Predicted Playing XI Against Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 Final

Jos Buttler

GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals' Predicted Playing XI Against Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 Final

Buttler has scored 824 runs from 16 matches so far in the season. He is already within the top-five run-getters in a single season. He has a chance to get to 900 runs for the season in the big final.

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Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, RR Playing 11 vs GT (Predicted), IPL 2022, Final, GT vs RR

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, RR Playing 11 vs GT (Predicted), IPL 2022, Final, GT vs RR. Gujarat Titans will meet Rajasthan Royals on 29th May 2022 at 8 pm at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad in the IPL 2022 final. 73 IPL 2022 competitive games are done and dusted before the mega final of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2022. It has been a successful season where intense competition in most games has been the norm.

There aren’t any surprises for the finals either as the Top 2 sides would be fighting for the crowning jewel. The Gujarat Titans had booked a berth in this auspicious final by defeating the Rajasthan Royals in the 1st Qualifier. The Rajasthan Royals knocked the Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the tournament in the Eliminator to enter the final for the second time after the successful IPL 2008 – the inaugural edition.

The Gujarat Titans had won both the games played between the two teams this season which would add to the side’s confidence. They have done well as a team and relied on collective performances rather than individual brilliance. Rajasthan Royals have had their best season since 2008 this year. Both sides are batting powerhouses, and this is expected to make this contest interesting.

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GT vs RR, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals (Credits: IPL)

Hardik Pandya’s side Gujarat Titans has scripted a dream story in its debut season. They topped the points table and registered a convincing 7-wicket win in the 1st Qualifier against the Rajasthan Royals. They will take on the same team in the final. Hardik Pandya would be aware of the pressure on his team.

He can’t let the guard down having come this far with a young group of players. The Gujarat Titans’ skipper would like to end the tournament much like the way they have played in a majority of the games.

Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya, IPL 2022, GT vs RR
Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya (Credits: IPL)

Sanju Samson’s side has made a grand entry into the final of the tournament. Their 7-wicket win against the Royal Challengers was a convincing one. They bowled well to restrict the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a small total and chased down the score clinically towards the end. As they play the IPL 2022 final for the first time since 2008, the former champions would look for their second title win. They have lost to the Gujarat Titans in both the games this season and Sanju Samson would be looking to win the one game that matters the most.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter

Rajasthan opener Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler hit his 4th ton of the season in the last game and makes a very formidable opening pair with Yashasvi Jaiswal. A special knock from him would be on the side’s mind. In the middle order, they have good firepower with Sanju Samson looking in great form and he shall need to add runs with Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer. The side is happy to have Riyan Parag and Ravichandran Ashwin down the order as both these players have won it for the team in earlier games.

Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna hit form in the last game, and they will have to be at their best as the Gujarat Titans are a powerful batting side. Obed McCoy’s good spell in the last game would add to the side’s confidence as he has been struggling in the past. Purple Cap holder spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will have to produce a special spell with Ravichandran Ashwin as he has been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament and must make the best use of his confidence.

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Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler.Photo-IPL
Jos Buttler.Photo-IPL

Jos Buttler was one of the expected retentions for the Rajasthan Royals for INR 10 Crores and he brings a lot of value to the side in terms of winning games for the franchise. Jos Buttler has the ability to win matches on his own and he scored 254 runs in seven IPL games last year at a strike rate of 153 which speaks volumes of his ability.

He has scored the first ton of IPL 2022 and is currently the leading run-scorer (Orange Cap holder) with 824 runs in 16 games averaging 58.86. He has scored as many as 4 tons and 4 fifties in IPL 2022 and is in the form of his life. He scored his 4th ton (106*) in IPL 2022 against RCB in Rajasthan’s last match-the Eliminator.

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