The 22nd encounter of Indian Premier League 2022 will proceed between the two top-notch teams of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB has won their last match against Mumbai Indians, while Chennai is looking pale & distrusting under the leadership of the new skipper Ravindra Jadeja. Both teams have met up before in 28 games in which CSK has dominated with 19 wins while Bangalore has only succeeded in 9 matches. CSK is doing well in the overall bowling phase, especially in the death overs, but their overrated batting couldn’t hold on to the game together.
While the likes of Aakash Deep & Harshal Patel are doing an appraising task for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the bowling unit, Faf Du Plessis’s skipper is sailing through an unstable form with the bat. The venue for the game will be DY Patil Cricket Stadium, Navi Mumbai. So, the intrinsic bounce & turn is inevitable on this red soil surface of the ground. At the same time, this would also be probably the last opportunity for extremely overhyped Caribbean all-rounder Romario Shepherd. So, let’s hope that the game will be a high voltage encounter and throw a few predictions & fantasy tips for this game.
CSK vs RCB: Match Predictions
The game will be played on a rank-turner surface. The grippers like Wanindu Hasaranga, Moeen Ali & Ravindra Jadeja would fancy their chances of picking up many wickets. At the same time, the likes of MS Dhoni & Shivam Dube may put on their electrifying take on the bowlers. In the last 8 matches, the team batting second has won 6 games. But, the team that batted first is ruined at the end with only 2 victories, which ultimately depicts the impact of dew at this venue. So, the team who will win the toss would opt to bowl first to grab the advantage in the second half of the game.
CSK vs KKR (Match 22): Probable Playing XIs
The playing XIs of both the teams would probably remain the same as they were in the last match. At the same time, this game would be the last opportunity for players like Romario Shepherd, Mukesh Choudhary, and Ambati Rayudu. So, let’s carve the best possible combinations of playing XIs for both sides.
Playing XI For CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali(✈️), Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (C), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (W), Dwayne Bravo(✈️), Mahesh Theekshana(✈️), Chris Jordan(✈️), Mukesh Choudhary
Playing XI For RCB: Faf du Plessis (C/✈️), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell(✈️), Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford(✈️), Dinesh Karthik (W), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Mohammad Siraj, Akash Deep
The Pitch Report
The surface of DY Patil stadium offers a good bounce & turn to the bowlers but comparatively greater to the spinners. At the same time, the tiny boundaries and lightning outfield make the batter’s task so easy. The average first innings score at this venue is 159, and the second innings figure is 156, which determines its decent run-scoring nature.
The Weather Forecast
The peak temperature of the matchday will remain at 35°c, and the lowest tally will be at 29°c, which indicates a hot atmosphere. Also, the day will be partly cloudy, and the humidity will stay at 69%, as per AccuWeather.com. And as the game will commence at 7:30 pm, the dew would be a prominent factor in the match, especially in the second session.
CSK vs RCB: Fantasy Tips
The spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga, Moeen Ali & Shabaz Ahmed would make a dredging impact in this match for their respective sides.
The stalwart batters like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell may score in the prominent figures with their blades.
The pacers who have mastery in the art of surface exploitation, like Harshal Patel, Dwayne Bravo, and Mohammad Siraj, would prove vital in this clash.
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