Rajasthan Royals will look to get their stuttering campaign back on track as they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday night.
Things haven't quite gone right for the Royals so far. They had a similar start last season but stitched four back to back victories towards the back end of the league to make a late charge into the playoffs. They would be hoping for a similar comeback this time around as they have already lost four out of their five matches so far. However, the task won't be easy as they face a rampaging Super Kings side at home now.
The visitors have started the season like champions already. They are positioned at the top of the table with five victories in six matches so far. They have had their share of injury concerns but new players have come in and stepped up with wonderful performances.
The last time these two teams played each other was in the reverse fixture this season in Chennai. The Super Kings were victorious by 8 runs, but the Royals fought well and gave MS Dhoni and Co. a tough time to deal with. This time, however, they will look to do better in order to get two points to their name. They have home advantage in their favour and that is a big boost.
Weather and Pitch conditions: Weather is expected to remain clear. Pitch will be on the drier and slightly slower