IPL: Rajasthan put Chennai in to bat in Pune
Pune, April 20 (CRICKETNMORE) - Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
After CSK's home matches were moved out of Chennai following the tension over the Cauvery river water issue, it will be Chennai's first game at Pune, which is now their new home for this year's edition of the league.
Both the sides have made a couple of changes as Suresh Raina and Karn Sharma replace Murli Vijay and Harbhajan Singh for CSK.
On the other hand, Heinrich Klaasen and Stuart Binny have made it to the playing XI replacing Darcy Short and Dhawal Kulkarni.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wicket-keeper), Heinrich Klaasen, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin