This match will be more exciting after Virat Kohli’s half-century in the last match. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has registered a victory after taking over the reins of Chennai, so it will also have to be seen whether he is able to maintain the winning streak. Dhoni was reinstated after the in-form Ravindra Jadeja stepped down as CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RCB have ten points from nine matches and are in fifth place, although they have lost three matches in a row. RCB made the season’s lowest score of 68 runs and could not chase down the easy target of 145 runs in another match. In the match against Gujarat Titans, Kohli scored 58 runs in 53 balls but his team could only manage 170 runs, which was a low score on a pitch favored by the batsmen.
Kohli has scored 186 and du Plessis has 278 runs in ten matches. However, both are not in their familiar form. Kohli took almost nine overs to score 58 runs, leaving his team to miss a big score. Dinesh Karthik (218 runs in ten matches) and Glenn Maxwell (157 runs in seven matches) will have to put in more effort. Now they face a weak bowling attack. Chennai’s Choudhary or Simarjeet Singh don’t have the experience, then the experienced Jadeja is going through a very bad phase.
head to head
Total matches: 29
Bangalore won: 09
Chennai won: 19
Probable playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C&W), Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Pretorius, Simarjit Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Mahesh Thikshana.
The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.