Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to field
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
MS Dhoni: We’ll bowl first. 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. Batting and bowling is something we have done well. Harbhajan and Scott miss out. Santnor and Shardul come in.
Ajinkya Rahane: We were looking to bowl first. Looks a different wicket, looks really good. Overall, we need to play good cricket. I’m not sure, it’s on and off, not sure about the dew. It’s about playing freely. Sanju is fit and back. Riyan Parag makes his debut and Unadkat is back.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni