Chennai Super Kings have won 3 out of 9 matches. You can only advance to the playoffs if you win all of the upcoming matches. Thus, not only the match against today’s RCB team, but all the upcoming matches will be very important for CSK.
CSK openers Rudraj Kejriwal and Devon Conway both played leisurely in the power play in the last match and started raining consecutive runs in the middle overs after the set. Today it is likely to pursue a similar plan against the RCB. Thus, no matter how many runs the RCB scores, there is definitely a level at which the chase can be done. If you bang first, you have a chance to hit the big score.
With Moin Ali set to bang today, it is an added strength for CSK. Otherwise, Mukesh Chaudhary, Deekshana and Samarjit Singh are doing well in bowling.
RCB Strengths Weaknesses:
The RCB team has won 5 out of 10 matches so far. The team has not lost much in the last three games. The main reason for this is the batsmen. Du Plessis has scored only single-digit runs in 5 innings in the last 10 games.
Goalie and Rajat Patidar scored half-centuries in the last match but it should not be forgotten that they took more balls for that. Finishers Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed have combined for 21 and 42 in the last four matches. This is a setback for that team. Otherwise the bowlers Mohammad Siraj, Hazlewood, Herschelle Patel and Hasaranga are the best bowlers.
CSK and Sunrisers Hyderabad clashed in the last match of the series. CSK has done well in this and they are likely to bang with full confidence. With the RCB having lost the last three matches, it is likely to play with the pressures of wanting to win today. Since the big score will be competitive, the toss is unlikely to cause a big problem.
CSK: Devon Conway, Rudraj Kejriwal, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mitchell Sandner / Moin Ali, Twain Pretorius, Samarjit Singh, Mukesh Chaudhary, Mahesh Deekshana.
RCB: Virat Kohli, Du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Clem Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lamroor, Vanindu Hasaranga, Herschelle Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Jose Hazlewood.