Chennai Super Kings has come back in spectacular fashion after losing their first match of the tournament. They will be keen on extending their runs as they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai tomorrow.
Last season saw both the teams win one game each as they shared the spoils. Victory in the first game for the Royal Challengers came on the back of an excellent Virat Kohli batting performance winning the game by 37 runs. The second match saw CSK chase down the target comfortably to win by 8 wickets with 8 balls to spare.
Will Chennai Super Kings impact the Bangalore franchise’s first defeat of the season? Or will this new look Bangalore side prove too hot to handle?
Match Toss Time: 15:00 Local (9:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 15:30 Local (10:00 GMT)
Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Head to Head
Matches Played: 26, CSK 16, RCB: 9
The conditions possess no threats whatsoever for the game as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day and no chance of rain whatsoever is expected. The temperature is forecasted to be hovering the34-28 degrees Celsius and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 62 percent mark.
The strip at Mumbai is a batting paradise with another high-scoring encounter on the cards. The bowlers will not have much room for error as the balls will come nicely onto the bat, making it easy for lots of runs to be scored. The teams winning the toss would prefer to chase.
The Chennai Super Kings look to have a well-balanced and much stronger squad compared to last year. Jason Bhenderoff has been named as Josh Hazelwood’s replacement but is yet to join the team undergoing quarantine. With a very deep batting line-up, the management won't be looking to make many changes in the coming game.
With the top order hitting red hot form, the Bangalore franchise will pose a serious threat for the coming game. The management will have concerns over the forms of Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal, but right now have the luxury to let them have extended runs in the team. Another welcome sight is the wonderful performances of the pacers.
Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Bangalore Royal Challengers (RCB): Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
Faf du Plessis has been one of the leading run-scorers for the Chennai side giving them spectacular starts. Glenn Maxwell has also started in good form being one of the leading run-scorers in the tournament. AB de Villers and Ruturaj Gaikwad have to be your other must-picks.
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