Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 26th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings have made no changes to their playing eleven.
Rajasthan Royals have made three changes, with Kevon Cooper being back in place of Johan Botha.
Stuart Binny and Sreevats Goswami also get a game instead of Pankaj Singh and Dishant Yagnik.
Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni, said “We are doing the right things right. In the last game the last few overs were very good, the catching was very good and we have been executing our plans well.
“We were looking to bat as well but the wicket shouldn’t change much so it shouldn’t be much of an issue. Heat is a concern but we are more used to it compared to the visiting teams.”
Rajasthan Royals captain, Rahul Dravid, said “When you get a few wins under your belt you want to keep your guys hungry and motivated.
“I know that I am not going to have a lot of cricket after the IPL so I just try and focus on this and I know I don’t have to think about a Test series after this.
“It looks like a good wicket so we would like to bat on it and set a good total. Against a side like Chennai you probably need more than the par score.
“Kevon Cooper comes in for Johan Botha since he is fit now. Stuart Binny gets a game and Goswami too comes in for Dishant Yagnik.”
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Menaria, Owais Shah, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper, Stuart Binny, Shreevats Goswami(w), Brad Hogg, Amit Singh, Siddharth Trivedi.