Southern giants face off as Royal Challengers Bangalore host Chennai Super Kings in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming off just their second win in the IPL this season. Once again they had to score past the 200 run mark to get 2 more points on the board. Captain Virat Kohli was sensational as he scored yet another century in his illustrious career, and will be looking to get some pride back to the franchise. They have been the laughing stock for the majority of the campaign and will be looking to make a bold statement with a win here.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings stuttered to a second loss in the campaign. Much of this happened because the team did not have their skipper in MS Dhoni available, who got injured before the start of the match. If anything this proved how integral he is to how well the side plays and will be looking to make get the team back to winning ways. That’s why he is gold dust to both this franchise and the Indian National Cricket Team.
Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Date & Time – 21st April | 8:00 PM IST
RCB vs CSK Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the best in the world in terms of scoring runs and is known for high voltage encounters.
The Squads –
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Chennai Super Kings –
M.S. Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay
Royal Challengers Bangalore –Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers/Khassen, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings –Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggelejin, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Key Players –
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | Moeen Ali | Marcus Stoinis
Chennai Super Kings – Faf Du Plessis | Imran Tahir | Shane Watson