Just over 2 weeks have passed in the VIVO IPL 2021. The beginning of the tournament saw everyone writing off CSK emphatically. They commented that CSK would be having a similar year as the 2020 edition. However, the Dhoni-led team has proven otherwise. With 3 wins in 4 games, CSK has shown that experience, strategy, and will matter to get back to winning ways.
RCB on the other hand looks like a side possessed by success. They have not put a foot wrong in the tournament till now and that shows when you look at their position in the points table. Kohli, Padikkal, de Villiers, and Maxwell have got them home in every match of the tournament. Add to that, the firepower of Siraj and the guile of Harshal Patel and you are looking at a team that has very few weak points.
CSK has benefitted immensely because of the presence of one player in their line-up. Moeen Ali has been great both with the bat and the ball in the middle of the innings. The Englishmen have given that much-needed depth and dependability to the CSK batting and bowling line-up. Deepak Chahar continues to shine under Dhoni’s mentorship.
RCB Versus CSK IPL 2021- Match Preview and Details
Time- 15.30 PM
Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Teams: Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Captains: MS Dhoni (CSK) and Virat Kohli (RCB)
The top two teams of the VIVO IPL 2021 face off at Wankhede. Both teams will try to win this match and stay on top of the points table. Padikkal coming off a brilliant century in the last match will look to fire RCB to a great start. You can expect the ruthless aggression of Virat Kohli to be on full display. MSD on the other hand will continue to use every trick in the book to get on top of a steamroller of a team that has been RCB this season. Expect high-scoring content and look out for Maxwell doing the damage during the latter half of the innings. Expect RCB to bat first if they win the toss. MSD on the other hand will be more comfortable bowling first. This game will go down to the wire.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Probable Playing XI And Squad
AB de Villiers(w)
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable Playing XI and Squad
Faf du Plessis
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma
RCB Versus CSK Match VIVO IPL Match 19 Predictions
While CSK is on a resurgence path in the tournament, RCB will their form, and firepower are likely to triumph at the Wankhede. An area of concern for the RCB had always been their bowling line-up. However, in this season that seems to have got it sorted. Harshal Patel, Md Siraj, Dan Christian, and Chahal have given Kohli the confidence that he was looking for when it comes to bowling. Somebody needs to have their game of the tournament from CSK to bring down the RCB juggernaut.