It’s time to witness the current greats of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, face off against each other. What makes it more interesting is the venue where the RCB vs CSK game is played. The Chinnaswamy stadium. It has got lots of memories for MS Dhoni. He has played so many special innings here. Overall, the clash between men in red and yellow has made the excitement high for cricket folklore.
Head to Head
Matches played: 30
CSK Won: 19
RCB Won: 10
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
It will be a belter wicket, which will be a heaven for batters to play on, while bowlers can extract results if extra effort is made.
What to Expect?
A high-scoring game can be expected as both teams’ bowling departments are slightly weak, while the batters will bring out their A-game.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB Possible XI:
Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, WaninduHasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wayne Parnell, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak
CSK Possible XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dubey, Sisanda Magala, MS Dhoni(C), Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh
Fantasy Picks for the RCB vs CSK Match
Captain: Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is a great obstacle for the RCB batters, especially for Virat and Faf. His most number of wickets in IPL has come against RCB. So, statistically speaking, Jadeja is the best captain choice.
Vice Captain : Ruturaj
One of the top contenders for the Orange cap. Although he failed in the last game, we all know what he could do, particularly on a pitch like Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Batsmen : Ruturaj, Kohli, Faf, Dube, Rahane
The duo Kohli and Faf are the most successful opening partners in this IPL season. And it gets bigger when played in Bangalore.
The middle-order batters Rahane and Dube are in great form. Both have done well in the chances they have got. Dube couldn’t make much in the last game, but still, much depends on him in the CSK batting lineup.
Wicketkeepers: D Karthik
In CSK, Dhoni will only get to bat if the first seven batters don’t do well. So the probability of DK getting more balls makes him our choice.
All rounders : Jadeja, Maxwell, Moeen Ali
All three are spinning all-rounders and the batters in the middle order. Their value in their team is as high as their responsibility.
Bowlers : Parnell, Theekshana
Parnell is back with some decent performances. He was economical in the last game, so that we will hope for a higher performance from him.
Theekshana is a right-choice bowler on this pitch. He can use his variations to outplay the high-quality batters of RCB.
Winning Dream11 Team
CSK’s victories are more reliant on the performance of their batters, as the bowlers have done some decent outings so far in a consistent manner. Especially if Ruturaj Gaikwad goes well, CSK goes well.
Virat’s strike rate has been a problem on a few occasions, and that is why someone like Glenn Maxwell should come out well with an aggressive performance.
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