Chennai Super Kings got their Indian Premier League campaign off to a solid start after they beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season-opening fixture on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
In doing so, MS Dhoni - who took the field in a competitive cricket match after 437 days - became the first captain to lead a team to 100 wins in the IPL. The result also broke CSK’s five-match losing streak against MI.
Chennai Super Kings will next take on Rajasthan Royals, who will be opening their IPL 2020 campaign on Tuesday in the UAE. Watch live streaming of RR vs CSK.
MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year, will bank on Lungi Ngidi and Ambati Rayadu to fire again, the duo having played a key role in CSK’s win over MI.
COVID and concussion protocols for RR
Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, will have to do without Jos Buttler, who will miss the match as he is under a mandatory quarantine period after flying late into the country. IPL 2020 is being played in the UAE under a biosecure bubble to shield itself from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Royals will also be without star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is with his family due to personal reasons. The two exclusions could put RR on the backfoot in their opening IPL 2020 match.
Captain Steve Smith, however, will be available having recovered from the concussion he suffered during a net session earlier this month in England.
Nevertheless, with the likes of Jofra Archer and the promising Yashasvi Jaiswal in the RR camp, the Royals can look forward to facing the three-time IPL champions.
RR vs CSK, IPL 2020 schedule and live start times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Tuesday, September 22
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 7.30 PM IST
Wednesday, September 23
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 7.30 PM IST
Thursday, September 24
Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 7.30 PM IST
Friday, September 25
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, 7.30 PM IST
Saturday, September 26
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 7.30 PM IST
Sunday, September 27
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 7.30 PM IST
Where to watch RR vs CSK live in India
IPL 2020 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network in India. Fans can watch Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the RR vs CSK IPL 2020 match will be on the Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s digital OTT platform.