Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: Hetmyer Returns to Boost Rajasthan’s Royal Title Dream

May 20, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for March 68
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

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Rajasthan Royals face Chennai Super Kings at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on May 20 (Friday) in what is not exactly a must-win fixture for them, but losing by a sizable margin can also see them crash out from their current position of third place on the points table. Thus, they’d prefer winning, just to be safe. The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Rajasthan Royals

A win here would see Rajasthan Royals finish as high as second, while a small defeat would still see them qualify but with only one shot at the final.

However, if they are to lose big and Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore were to post big wins in their matches, then it could be curtains for Rajasthan.

To avoid such a possibility, Rajasthan have received a big boost as their West Indies star Shimron Hetmyer has returned from the Caribbean.

Besides, Rajasthan have won two of their last three and in Chennai they face not only a poor bowling side but also a side that has nothing left to play for.

Chennai Super Kings

The season has been over for Chennai for quite some time and their meek and uninterested performances in their last two games – both defeats – signal that they are going through the motions.

They made 133 for 5 in the defeat to Gujarat Titans and before that they were rolled over for a mere 97 by Mumbai Indians.

There is not much to write about a sorry campaign, and the CSK think tank should use this final game to simply test new talent or say goodbye to old ones.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings
PariMatch 1.66 2.14
PariPesa 1.86 2.068
Sportsbet.io 1.75 2.08
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Rajasthan are big favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Rajasthan priced at 1.66 and Chennai at 2.14. Paripesa has Rajasthan available for 1.86 and Chennai for 2.068. Lastly, Sportsbet has Rajasthan priced at 1.75 and Chennai at 2.08.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Total runs over 332.5 @ 1.90

Chennai has had their two-game batting dip. If nothing else, the humiliation of those games should help Chennai batters to post a respectable total and give a decent end to a horrendous campaign. Whatever Chennai does with the bat, we expect Rajasthan batters to do better. Therefore, they should collectively break past the Over on total runs. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Devdutt Padikkal to score more than 22.5 runs @ 1.87

Devdutt Padikkal has been in pretty decent form of late and has returned scores of 39, 48 and 31 in his last three outings. The man is on a roll and so there is no harm in expecting a little more production from him. He doesn’t seem to have emptied his clip just yet. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


Chennai lead the head-to-head over Rajasthan 15-10 but then much of that advantage was built when Chennai was a different Chennai. The current bunch is a shadow of their former self. Thus, Rajasthan should take this one.

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