Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against Rajasthan in game No 25.
The match is being played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur at 8 PM on Thursday.
For Chennai, Harbhajan Singh and Scot are out. Santner and Shardul come in.
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MS Dhoni wins toss
MS Dhoni said after the toss, ”
The wicket remains good over here. It’s tough to defend here and the outfield is very fast.
” There are plenty of areas to improve. I feel fielding is important, the awareness needs to be there – keeping an eye on the captain and the bowler. “
Ajinkya Rahane also wanted to bat first: “We were looking to bowl first as well. This looks a very different wicket than the one we played against KKR. Not really sure about the dew, we need to play good cricket and win those crunch moments. Sanju Samson is fit for
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Chennai Super Lings squad
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
If Chennai wins this match, it will be MS Dhoni’s 100th win as captain to win a T20 IPL match.
This is the first for any IPL captain.
Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are not batting as expected for Chennai which should be a cause of concern for Dhoni. Shane Watson looks jaded after he came from PSL in Pakistan. Hopefully his form comeback today and he gets back to winning games for CSK.
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