Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Fantasy Cricket Preview

RCB vs CSK

24th Match of Indian Premier League 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings will see Match 24 of VIVO IPL 2018 as an opportunity to return to the top of the standings when they take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

CSK have four wins from five matches, including a four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their most-recent outing. RCB languish in the bottom half of the table with just two wins from five matches. However, in their most recent outing, RCB defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore riding on AB de Villiers’ brilliance.

CSK have found a combination which works and their players have delivered at crucial times, clinching those match-defining moments. They have taken the game deep and have prevailed in 3 last-over finishes.

In a brief format such as T20 cricket, successful teams are generally the ones who are able to set early momentum and dominate their opposition right through. RCB’s problems start at the top; the aggregate of their opening partnerships in their five matches is 72 runs. They will need their opening pair to click, and given the build of their team, they need one of their top three to go big. They also need one of their middle order or lower middle-order batsmen to make big scores, should opportunity present itself.

When: Apr 25,  08:00 PM IST

 

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

 

Pitch Conditions

Short boundaries and high altitude makes the Chinnaswamy track a heaven for batters in the limited-overs formats. Many big scores have been posted and chased down with immense ease. While it?s a batting paradise in the shorter format of the game, the track tends to help the pacers in Test cricket. One of the few Indian grounds to boast of a pitch with plenty of spice, many pacers have loved exhibiting their wares in the five-day version of the game.

 

Venue Stats IPL

Total matches 70
Matches won batting first 28
Matches won bowling first 38
Average 1st Inns scores 168
Average 2nd Inns scores 146
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR

 

Head to Head

Total Matches Play 20
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 7
Won by Chennai Super Kings 12
No Result 1

 

Head to Head at  M.Chinnaswamy Stadium,

Total Matches Play 7
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 3
Won by Chennai Super Kings 3
No Result 1

 

Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: W L L W L

Chennai Super KingsW W L W W

 

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kulwant Khejroliya can replace Mohammed Siraj

Chennai Super Kings

Imran Tahir is fit and can replace Faf du Plessis

 

SQUAD

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Chennai Super Kings : MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, David Willey

 

PROBABLE11

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj / Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

 

KEY PLAYERS

Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Umesh Yadav

Shane Watson

Dwayne Bravo

MS Dhoni

 

Player to watch

Deepak Chahar

 

Stats that matter

  • While MS Dhoni boasts an average of 61.8 at the Chinnaswamy, Raina has scored only 156 runs there in nine innings.
  • Kohli’s tally of 706 runs against CSK is his highest against any team. While he is only 18 short of 2000 runs at the venue, Kohli needs 10 runs to overtake Raina as the top run-scorer in the IPL over 11 seasons.
  • Although the record between these two sides in Bengaluru is tied at 3-3, the last two encounters did not go well for RCB – they scored 154 both times and lost.

 

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