Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off with Chennai Super Kings today, it will be the 49th match of this season’s IPL 2022.RCB vs CSK is scheduled for 4th May at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The match will be live at 7:30 pm IST and available on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
Both the teams will be squaring off for the second time in this season of IPL 2022.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL 2022. It will be the second time both the teams will be playing against each other. RCB has played ten rounds in IPL 2022 of which they have won five matches. It brings them points of 10 and a fifth place on the points table.
CSK played nine matches in IPL 2022 and only won three of them. They are currently in second-last place with 6 points to their name. Chennai Super Kings had a recent change in their captaincy, with MS Dhoni now leading the team as their new captain, replacing Ravindra Jadeja.
Royal Challengers Bangalore played their latest match against Gujarat Titans, and RCB lost to GT by six wickets. RCB played the first innings and made 170 runs. Virat Kohli opened the game with 58 runs, and Rajat Patidar made 52 runs for RCB. Most of the runs, were added by both of them. Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed gave GT batsmen a difficult time and managed to grab two wickets each. Though RCB failed to stop them and lost by six wickets.
Chennai Super Kings played their previous match with SunRisers Hyderabad and won the game by 13 runs. It was their first match under the new captaincy of MS Dhoni. Ruturaj Gaikwad almost made a century at 99 runs. Devon Conway also scored an incredible 85 runs for CSK. In the second innings, Chennai managed to pull down Hyderabad with their good bowling, and Mukesh Choudhary seized four wickets for CSK.
RCB and CSK played previously, and Chennai defeated Bangalore by 23 runs. Chennai scored an incredible 216 runs, with Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube scoring a massive 88 and 95 runs respectively. Maheesh Theekshana took four wickets, and former captain Jadeja took three for CSK.
RCB did manage to creep up to the target but only managed to make 193. Shahbaz Ahmed scored 41 runs, which was the highest for RCB in that match. Wanindu Hasaranga took two wickets for Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli, Faf DU Plessis(C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayadu, Simarjeet Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(C, WK), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Faf Du Plessis is the captain of RCB, who scored eight runs in their last match against CSK, but has increased quite a bit from the last game. He will be a good choice for today’s match.
Glenn Maxwell is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler as well. He scored 23 runs for RCB against CSK in his last encounter with their bowlers.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a right-handed batsman from CSK. In their last match with RCB, he scored 17 runs against them.
Devon Conway is from Chennai Super Kings and is a left-handed batsman. Though he did not play in their previous match against RCB, Conway’s performance has indeed improved.
Mukesh Choudhary is an all-rounder as a left-handed batsman and left-arm fast bowler from CSK. His recent performance has touched the sky and is going beyond. Choudhary took one wicket of RCB in their previous encounter.
Ruturaj Gaikwad will be a good choice as a captain for more miniature leagues and mini grand tournaments. For much greater leagues Faf Du Plessis will be a safe choice. Dwaine Pretorius and Harshal Patel are the top punt picks. The best playing combination for Super4 is 1-5-2-3.
Considering the previous performance and change of captaincy under an experienced captain MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings are more likely to win today’s match with Royal Challengers Bangalore.