CSK vs RR in IPL 2021: If Ben Stokes was still available, David Miller would still be warming the bench. But with the English all-rounder set to miss the entire season due to finger injury, Miller is now Rajasthan Royals go-to man for the No.4 slot. The hard-hitting batsman looked in good form during his first game of the season and carried the confidence into the nets where he subtly sent out a big warning to MS Dhoni & Co for the upcoming RR vs CSK clash at Wankhede.
Nicknamed the “Killer” Miller, the 31-year-old was seen in good form during the last training session before the game. He was picking the lengths well and in fact, was sending the ball long at will. This can be an ominous sign for Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers who are yet to pick pace. “221 seconds of pure entertainment,” RR wrote in its tweet.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 18, 2021
CSK vs RR in IPL 2021: CSK, RR in battle to gain momentum
The two sides bounced back after losing their opening fixtures with wins, albeit in contrasting styles.
While the MS Dhoni-led CSK had it easy against Punjab Kings, the Royals scraped through against Delhi Capitals in the final over. Both teams would be eyeing a second win to give their campaign a boost.
CSK vs RR in IPL 2021: Teams (From):
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujra, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.