IPL 2022: Rayudu in for Dube as CSK opt to bat vs RR
- Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals
- Ambati Rayudu will be coming in for Shivam Dube in the CSK playing 11
- Shimron Hetmyer replaces James Neesham in RR playing 11
"We'll bat first. You want to give batters enough time, given our combination. Just want them to express themselves. Only one change - Rayudu in for Shivam. He is someone who bowls at decent pace and gets good bounce but the important thing is to give them the time to develop. Want to groom players but also give them enough opportunity to develop. Just for the sake of giving time to players, we aren't playing a lopsided team, so it's a bit of both," CSK skipper MS Dhoni said after winning the toss.
Shimron Hetmyer replaces James Neesham in RR playing 11.
"We're comfortable doing both, but would have wanted to bat first. One change - Hetmyer comes in for Neesham, I can see him hitting a lot of balls in the nets, so that must be good for him. We've been playing some good cricket and want to finish off on a high," RR skipper Sanju Samson said.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary