Dhoni: We need to be consistent. It’s something you have to do as a side, we have won 1 game and lost the next and so on. We have not got the momentum but it’s important to stand up and get the momentum in the business end of the tournament. Our batting has been a concern, I was talking to Fleming about it – only 1 batsmen has got a fifty for us. With the rain aruond, the game can get shorterned and that’ll help us if it happens. Badri and du Plessis are not well. Hussey and Anirudha come in. Yo Mahesh replaces Jakati.
Dravid: Things are looking good and it’s nice to come into the game with confidence. It is dangerous to look too far into the tournament. We focus on one game at a time and take it from there. Tait has been fresh and he had a slight elbow injury in the early part of the tournament. Credit to him as he has come in and performed straightaway. Quite happy to bat first. We’ll look to put up a score and put the pressure on CSK. The new ball will do a bit but it’ll be the same for both sides. Hodge comes in for Owais Shah. Pankaj Singh comes in for Chavan.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Albie Morkel, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikkanth Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, Ben Hilfenhaus
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Johan Botha, Stuart Binny, Dishant Yagnik(w), Siddharth Trivedi, Pankaj Singh, Shaun Tait