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| On Apr 25, 2021 1:29 PM IST

CSK vs RCB IPL Match Prediction, Fantasy Picks, Expected Playing XI, Pitch Report

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CSK vs RCB IPL : The top two teams – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to play against each other on Sunday for match 19 in IPL 2021. Virat Kohli’s RCB is currently the only unbeaten team this season, but can they keep their win streak alive against the 3-time IPL champions CSK? That remains the biggest question prior to this epic showdown.

CSK vs RCB Pitch Report

Both teams have a thunderous batting lineup and the match is scheduled to take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, which is batting friendly pitch. What more can fans possibly ask for? With an average batting score of 170, it’s quite possible that it will come down to which team’s batsmen will perform better.

Chennai Super Kings Expected Playing XI

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Suresh Raina
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni (c & wk)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sam Curran
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Lungi Ngidi

Royal Challengers Bangalore Expected Playing XI

  • Virat Kohl (c)
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • AD de Villiers (wk)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Washington Sundar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Kane Richardson
  • Kylie Jamieson
  • Mohammad Siraj

Top 5 Fantasy Picks for CSK vs RCB IPL 2021 Match

AB de Villiers

The first player that you can include in your fantasy team or choose the combos on apps like Khiladi Adda should feature none other than AB de Villiers. Like always ABD is having a tremendous season and has already produced 125 runs in 3 innings with a sparkling strike rate of 189.39.

Devdutt Padikkal / Virat Kohli

RCB’s opening pair of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal showed their class against Rajasthan. The duo helped RCB win their 4th consecutive match of the season and did it without the help of any other batsman. While Padikkal smashed a century, captain Kohli settled for a half-century. After the tremendous game against RR, Padikkal and Kohli now have 137 and 143 runs to their name respectively.

Faf du Plessis

Chennai also has trustworthy batsmen in Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina. Faf smashed 95* runs in his last innings which helped CSK climb the top spot in IPL table for a brief time. Additionally, he has 164 runs in total and is a top contender to win the orange cap this season.

Glenn Maxwell

So far Glenn Maxwell is having a breathtaking season as the Australian has scored 176 runs in just 3 innings. Having him on your team will certainly bolster your chances of winning big rewards by building a strong team.

Harshal Patel

This match will see the top wicket taker in IPL 2021 in action against CSK. RCB’s Harshal patel has already picked up 12 wickets in 4 matches. But considering that Wankhede is a batting pitch, it will be exciting to see how well he performs.

CSK vs RCB Match Prediction

If we take a trip down the memory lane, CSK has won 16 out of the 26 matches that the two sides have played in IPL. But considering the fact that currently both teams are in excellent form and the match could go either way.