With five wins in ten games, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in fifth place in the points table, while Chennai Super Kings are in ninth place with three wins in nine games. RCB have lost their last three games in a row, while CSK has won their most recent match against SRH.
Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions, have struggled in all three departments and dropped many catches. Ravindra Jadeja, who stepped down as captain, hasn’t performed well. With the bat, he scored just 113 runs in 93 balls at a strike rate of 121.51, and while with the ball, he got five wickets in nine innings at an average of 45.6.
The Chennai Super Kings’ main concern is bowling. They have only taken 51 wickets in nine matches, showing that they are struggling to take wickets. It has the third-lowest number of wickets among the ten teams in the tournament. Dwayne Bravo, their premier death-overs bowler, didn’t play in the last match. Because RCB has Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik, CSK needs Bravo’s services in slog overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore terrifically started their tournament by winning five matches out of the first seven matches. After that, they lost back-to-back three games. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis struggle to score in the top order, adding more pressure on the middle-order batsmen.
Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, and Wanindu Hasaranga bowled well this season. RCB death bowling is the main concern. They picked up 11 wickets in 9 matches, the least number of wickets, and conceded an 11.72 economy, the second-worst economy in slog overs (16-20).
RCB vs CSK: Probable Playing XIs
No changes are expected in either team’s lineups.
Playing XI For RCB:
Faf du Plessis(c)(✈️), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell(✈️), Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Josh Hazlewood(✈️), Mohammed Siraj
Playing XI For CSK:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway(✈️), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner(✈️), Dwaine Pretorius(✈️), Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana(✈️)
RCB vs CSK: Pitch Report
Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium will host the match. In this IPL, the average score for this venue is 172.4. Six matches were won by the batting first side, while four matches were won by the chasing team.
RCB vs CSK: Fantasy Tips
Ruturaj Gaikwad had a good record on his domestic home ground, Pune, scoring 73 (48), 99 (57) in two matches.
Virat Kohli scored a half century in the last match. His form in the top order is important for RCB.
Devon Conway scored 85 runs in the last match that happened at the same venue.
Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga are the leading wicket takers for RCB.
Maheesh Theekshana picked up 4 wickets the last time both teams faced each other.
RCB vs CSK: Dream11 Picks
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik
Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mukesh Choudary, Maheesh Theekshana
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad