RR vs CSK IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: 3 Milestones MS Dhoni Could Reach in Today's Match

RR vs CSK Predicted XI Live Updates IPL 2020: BCCI's secretary Jay Shah too took to Twitter to announce the feat. "Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this," he wrote on Twitter.

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Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of the IPL as the ankle injury he suffered during the game against RCB has turned out to be "serious", team sources said on Tuesday.

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Just less than two hours left for the start of the match 4 between CSK and RR. The latter are beginning their campaign against a champion side today, but they have a lot of young players to look forward to. 

 

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Meanhile,  RR will be without Jos Buttler, as he will be in quarantine having come to UAE with his family. Steve Smith, who missed Australia's one-day series against England due to concussion, has recovered and will lead RR. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo is nursing an injury and is out of action for the second straight game. They've got some good news though, with young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad recovering from COVID-19 and available for selection.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni announced his return to cricket by recording 100 wins for his franchise on Saturday. CSK defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening match of the IPL 2020. With this, Dhoni became the first skipper in IPL to record 100 wins as the leader of a franchise. CSK had been on a five-match losing streak against Mumbai, but after winning the match on Saturday, the Dhoni-led franchise finally gained a victory over the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.

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BCCI's secretary Jay Shah too took to Twitter to announce the feat. "Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this," he wrote on Twitter.

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The opening match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings broke global viewership records as 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match.

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020: MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Steven Smith's Rajasthan Royals (RR) as Sharjah is all set to host its first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. An Indian and an Australian captain will add the extra zing into the contest which will see a plethora of superstars clash with each other - the likes of Shane Watson, Robin Uthhapa, David Miller, MS Dhoni, Steven Smith and Jofra Archer to name a few. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE -- Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings - Records and Players to Watch Out For

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Will MSD reach the milestone today?

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020: We have already told you about MS Dhoni being just 5 hits away from registering 300 IPL sixes, joining an elite list of Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma. But MSD is closing in on two other personal milestones as well. By taking three more catches in the IPL, MSD will surpass Suresh Raina's tally of 102, putting him in the second spot, only behind Dinesh Karthik in the list of players with most catches in the IPL. The third one is, as a wicketkeeper MSD is four catches shy of 100 and five shy of leader Dinesh Karthik's tally of 101. 

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A Dream opening for Dream11 IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a winning start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they defeated Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the tournament by five wickets on September 19.

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CSK camp during their practice session

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020 :BCCI's Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday said that the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings broke viewership records as 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match.

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A bit about yesterday's match. As he has done on numerous occasions in his IPL career, RCB’s middle-overs’ specialist, Yuzvendra Chahal, picked three big wickets at critical junctures to change the match in his team's favour. Chahal is the leading wicket-taker for RCB in the IPL. He has picked 103 wickets in 83 innings at a strike rate of 17.3. Amongst the 47 bowlers with a minimum of 50 wickets in the IPL, Chahal’s strike rate is the joint third-highest and the second-best for a spinner only after Imran Tahir (15.5). More by Nikhil Narain in this piece -- Yuzvendra Chahal – RCB's Wicket-taking Game Changer in the Middle Overs

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020 : Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has a number of accolades to his name. And the Captain Cool registered his name for two more records as he led his team in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. He not only became the first captain to lead any franchise to 100 IPL wins, but he also became the first keeper to take 250 catches in T20 cricket, overtaking Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal. Now, in the second game against Rajasthan Royals, the former Indian skipper is on the cusp of achieving yet another feat. If Dhoni manages to hit five sixes against Rajasthan Royals, he will join fellow CSK teammate Suresh Raina and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the elite list of batsmen who have hit 300 sixes in T20 cricket.

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 Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of the IPL as the ankle injury he suffered during the game against RCB has turned out to be "serious", team sources said on Tuesday as reported by. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Marsh was handed the ball by skipper David Warner to bowl the fifth over but he could bowl only four deliveries. Marsh, whose career has been marred by a series of injuries, twisted his ankle in the second ball while trying to stop a drive by Aaron Finch in his follow through but managed to bowl two more balls before hobbling out.

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And while we build up for RR vs CSK clash, here is something for you to indulge in. Today is Martin Crowe's birthday, No only was he one of the greatest players the game had ever seen, but was a leader par excellence and an all-round gem of a person and great ammbasor for the game of cricket. He had passed away in 2016.    

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Breaking news: Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL 2020 after suffering an ankle injury during SRH vs RCB game yesterday in Dubai. News agency is reporting this qouting a team source

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Why was Kane Williamson not part of SRH's playing XI yesterday? David Warner has the answer.  

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020 |  Overall, apart from a bit of a starting trouble with both ball and bat, CSK seemed to be up and running right from the first game. The build up to their tournament had been tricky, with COVID cases and key players pulling out, but the result should please them.

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So, what happened yesterday? Virat Kohl's RCB picked up a win. And why is that a surprise? Well, for a team that lost it's first six matches on the trot last years, this a major major improvement, innit?  Star of the night were 20pyear-old debutant Devdutt Padikkal, the one of only two Karnataka boys in the RCB squad (via Kerala and Hyderabad). Here's what the stylish left-hander did yesterday -- IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: Devdutt Padikkal Lights Up Dubai International Stadium on Debut -- and Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with a crucial spell also. Read all about it here -- IPL 2020: Talking Points from Royal Challengers Bangalore's Last-gasp Win over Sunrisers Hyderabad 

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CSK have traditionally had the upper hand over RR and start favourites, especially after their victory over MI. But such tags count for little. CSK had an overall good game over MI, with their bowlers restricting a strong batting unit to 162. The openers Shane Watson and M Vijay fell early but Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis slammed half-centuries, aided by some nice middle order contributions from Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja.

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020 |   The pitches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been surprisingly true, with the ball coming on to the bat nicely. All the talk in the lead up to the tournament was around spinners, and it remains to be seen if Sharjah will prove that right.

Predicted XI

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot/Kartik Tyagi

CSK: M Vijay/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

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What's your prediction for today then? 

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RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020  The team news first. RR will be without Jos Buttler, as he will be in quarantine having come to UAE with his family. Steve Smith, who missed Australia's one-day series against England due to concussion, has recovered and will lead RR. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo is nursing an injury and is out of action for the second straight game. They've got some good news though, with young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad recovering from COVID-19 and available for selection.

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Hello and welcome to day four of IPL 2020 in UAE. Three matches are done, 6 teams have played one each with Royal Challengers Bangalore claiming two points yesterday with a come from behind win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Today's menu is Rajastha Royals taking on the might Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. NOSTALGIA ALERT for the 90s kids. But, hey this is not the same Desert storm one . 

RR vs CSK IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: 3 Milestones MS Dhoni Could Reach in Today's Match

RR vs CSK Match Day Live Updates IPL 2020 | BCCI's secretary Jay Shah too took to Twitter to announce the feat. "Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this," he wrote on Twitter.

A Dream opening for Dream11 IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a winning start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they defeated Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the tournament by five wickets on September 19.

BCCI's Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday said that the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings broke viewership records as 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match.

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has a number of accolades to his name. And the Captain Cool registered his name for two more records as he led his team in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. He not only became the first captain to lead any franchise to 100 IPL wins, but he also became the first keeper to take 250 catches in T20 cricket, overtaking Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal. Now, in the second game against Rajasthan Royals, the former Indian skipper is on the cusp of achieving yet another feat. If Dhoni manages to hit five sixes against Rajasthan Royals, he will join fellow CSK teammate Suresh Raina and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the elite list of batsmen who have hit 300 sixes in T20 cricket.

Breaking news: Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL 2020 after suffering an ankle injury during SRH vs RCB game yesterday in Dubai

 After Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Indian Premier League 2020 bandwagon is set to move to Sharjah when Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. It will be RR's first game of the tournament while CSK are coming off a victory against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener.

The team news first. RR will be without Jos Buttler, as he will be in quarantine having come to UAE with his family. Steve Smith, who missed Australia's one-day series against England due to concussion, has recovered and will lead RR. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo is nursing an injury and is out of action for the second straight game. They've got some good news though, with young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad recovering from COVID-19 and available for selection.

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CSK have traditionally had the upper hand over RR and start favourites, especially after their victory over MI. But such tags count for little. CSK had an overall good game over MI, with their bowlers restricting a strong batting unit to 162. The openers Shane Watson and M Vijay fell early but Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis slammed half-centuries, aided by some nice middle order contributions from Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja.

Overall, apart from a bit of a starting trouble with both ball and bat, CSK seemed to be up and running right from the first game. The build up to their tournament had been tricky, with COVID cases and key players pulling out, but the result should please them.

While CSK bank on experience, RR stand at the other end of the spectrum. They're a side that's known to produce or groom plenty of youngsters, and 2020 will be no different. All eyes will be on Yashasvi Jaiswal, who looks set to make his IPL debut on Tuesday. A dashing left-handed opener, Jaiswal was the highest run-scorer in the ICC Under-19 World Cup earlier this year and could be the X factor RR need, especially in the absence of Buttler.

Buttler's absence means one of Robin Uthappa or Manan Vohra could partner Jaiswal at the top, unless both play at the expense of Jaiswal. With Sanju Samson and Steve Smith to follow, the top order stability is sorted. However, the absence of Ben Stokes, who is in New Zealand for family reasons, makes their lower order a little weak. David Miller is all set to make his debut for RR and add firepower in that phase, while another youngster Riyan Parag will want to make a mark too.

RR's bowling banks on two names - Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal. They've been key players in their little success in the last season, and will need support from the rest. Another Under-19 player, Kartik Tyagi, could be in the reckoning for his ability to swing the ball. There's Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas and Tom Curran too to choose from, while Rahul Tewatia and Mayank Markande are the other two leg-spin options.