BLR vs CSK Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders made short work of Mumbai Indians last night. Despite getting a brisk start, MI tottered to a total of 155-6. Captain Morgan used up his spinners early on and it was the pacers who delivered the wickets. In reply, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi got fast-paced half-centuries and KKR eased past the target with five overs to spare. Jasprit Bumrah got three wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings now clash in Match 35. Both have had contrasting starts to the UAE leg of the IPL. While CSK beat MI comfortably in the end, RCB suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of KKR. Both sides sit comfortably in the top 4 but will be eyeing a top 2 finish for the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Match 35, Indian Premier League
24 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
BLR vs CSK Head to Head: Chennai Super Kings have dominated this fixture with 17 wins in contrast to Bangalore’s 9 wins.
BLR – 40%
CSK – 60%
CSK appears to be the more settled of the two teams. They have a long batting lineup and they have shed their conservative approach. On the other hand, RCB are heavily dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. RCB might make some changes after the beating they received in the last game. The betting sites seem to favor CSK slightly.
Bet365: BLR: 2.10; CSK: 1.72
Glenn Maxwell has been in good form in this IPL. Here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, he has a good chance of scoring large runs. Who can forget his exploits in the UAE in 2014. So far in the IPL, he has 233 runs in seven innings at an average of 33.28.
The all-round skills of Moeen Ali can come in handy. In the previous encounter against Mumbai Indians, he was dismissed for a naught. In this year’s IPL, the England all-rounder has scored 206 runs at an average of 29.42. He has also chipped in with 5 wickets at an economy rate of 5.
Harshal Patel has been a revelation with the ball this season. He is the purple cap holder currently. He has 17 wickets at an economy rate of 9 in 8 matches, with the best figures of 5 for 27. Patel has also contributed 47 runs with the bat.
CSK Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
BLR Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sharjah will offer a great batting deck. Last year it was a batting paradise with 200 runs being scored for fun. It is also the smallest of the three stadiums. However, it did slow down as the tournament progressed. With the quality of the two batting lineups, a high-scoring encounter is expected.
If BLR bats first: 170-180
If CSK bats first: 180-190
It’s a partly cloudy day in Sharjah, and the humidity levels are going to be in the sixties. Winds will be light and temperatures during the match will be around 34 degrees Celsius. Because of the light winds, it will feel like 35 to 36 deg Celsius. There is no chance of rain.
WICKET-KEEPERS: A de Villiers
BATSMEN: V Kohli, F du Plessis, R Gaikwad, D Paddikal
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, M Ali, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: J Hazlewood, Y Chahal, K Jamieson
Captain choices: M Ali, F du Plessis
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