CSK vs RCB IPL: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will be up against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore here at Mumbai with an aim to go to the top of the table. The battle is expected to be a thriller with two of India’s most successful captains up against each other.
In 26 matches played between these sides, Chennai have a better record with 16 wins as compared to Bangalore’s 9. In the last season, the battle was equal as both teams won a game each. With players from both sides in good form, the battle between two top teams of the league promises to be a close one.
CSK Team News
Jason Behrendorff remains unavailable for selection. Rest of the players in the squad are available. CSK are likely to go unchanged for this match.
F du Plessis
M Dhoni (C) (wk)
CSK openers racked up 115 for the opening wicket which shows their top order strength. Moeen Ali has added new dimension to this lineup with his allround abilities. Chahar has been superb with the new ball and has picked up important top order wickets. The no. of allrounders gives them plenty of options and makes them a dangerous side.
CSK Squad for IPL 2021
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, J Behrendorff.
RCB Team News
With Sams fit and available for selection, RCB might bring him into the eleven for Kane Richardson. Sams adds variety with his left arm and is also a good hitter lower down the order.
V Kohli (C)
A de Villiers (wk)
Padikkal’s brilliant century and Kohli’s supporting act in the last game ensured RCB have a settled opening combination now. Maxwell and de Villiers are striking the ball superbly which is a sign of danger for the opposition. Bowlers have responded well in tough situations with Siraj and Jamieson being highly impressive. Harshal Patel’s bowling at the death is a big positive.
RCB Squad for IPL 2021
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Finn Allen.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 25 April and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).