Clash of South Indian Derby – RCB vs CSK Match Preview

In this article we will preview the match between RCB and CSK , it will be one of most watched rivalries in IPL after and now in this super sunday , the fight between the two teams is for Table topper in the points table .Both Teams were coming from the victory in their previous match, and added to that RCB is unbeaten in four matches they played in IPL 2021. They have a settled line up in both batting and bowling and they would like to finish this game on their favour to settle in first place.

Head to Head:

In the head to head contest, CSK was the master for RCB by winning 16 games from the 26 matches they played in previous editions .

Total: 26 CSK : 16 RCB -9 NR -1

Match Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore, were happy with the performance till date . Almost, their line up  and bowling strength was exceptional .Form of their spinners was quite questionable ,we were not able to witness the prime form of the spinners Washington sundar and Yuzi Chahal . For RCB, the comfortable victory against RR will boost their confidence to face the CSK who were also at their peak form. Finally , Virat Kohli also joins the party of batting paradise along with Abde  , Maxwell and Devdutt. Also, RCB is playing only with three overseas players. There are some chances that they might include one overseas batsman to strengthen the top order  batsman in case of early wickets that option will be helpful for the Team. But these three overseas players shows the confidence on their domestic Indian line up for the Team.

Chennai Super kings, sorted out the opening combination in the previous match , the current form Faf was exceptional and Ruturaj also found his form in the previous match . Moeen Ali is fit to play in this game against RCB. Deepak Chahar’s quick fire power play wickets were putting the base for victory .Otherwise , in the end overs Thakur was not able to get his prime form  especially his wicket taking ability .Surely, CSK would like to win this game and seal the top spot in the point Table .

Expected Playing XI Changes:

 For CSK, it will clearly be an unchanged XI , Dwayne Bravo will be rested in this match also, because Lungi Ngidi performance against KKR is handy for the Team victory. 

For RCB, we might expect an overseas player Finn Allen in place of Shahbaz Ahmed  to strengthen the batting order in the top.

Player to watch out:

Harshal Patel, is the leading wicket taker in this edition of IPL and his four overs will play a vital role for RCB and his wicket taking ability and variation of pace were improving match by match which in turn reduce the end overs pressure for  his captain.

MsDhoni, is the player to watch out for in CSK everytime CSK played against RCB ,we witnessed some of the big knocks from his bat, in the previous game he promoted himself up the order in batting , and his hunger towards hitting still exists within him for CSK victory. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI:

  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rajat Patidhar
  • Ab De Villiers
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Fin Allen
  • Washington Sundar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Kyle Jamieson
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings XI:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Moeen Ali
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambatti Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shardhul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahr
  • Lungi Ngidi

Match Time : 2.30 PM 25th April

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