Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. The three time champions made two changes - replacing Dwayne Bravo and Karn Sharma with Josh Hazlewood and Karn Sharma. RR made one change - replacing fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat with Ankit Rajpoot.
Placed seventh and eighth on the points table, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals cannot afford to slip with play-off spot in sights as they clash against each other in Match 37 of Indian Premier League 2020. Both teams lost their respective last matches on Saturday. Steve Smith has returned to form with a half-century in their previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.