IPL 2021: CSK vs RCB, Probable Playing XIs, Head-to-head count for Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

CSK vs RCB, the Challengers are the topper of the points table, while CSK has the best net run rate among all the teams.

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Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore is without a doubt remains the only unbeaten team in the Indian Premier League 2021. Virat Kohli led RB has won four matches consecutively and has been placed at the first position on the points table of IPL 2021. Now, they are all set to begin their fifth encounter, CSK vs RCB.

The Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have the best net run rate of 1.142 among the other participating teams. They last beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs after ending up on 220 runs. If they win against RCB, MS Dhoni led CSK would be upgraded to top with four wins.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIs:

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Robin Uthappa, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Behrendorff

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj/Kane Richardson

Bench: Suyash Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Dan Christian, Daniel Sams, Mohammad Azharuddeen/Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen, KS Bharat, Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 27 | Chennai Super Kings – 17 | Royal Challengers Bangalore– 9 |N/R – 1

At neutral venues

Played – 10 | Chennai Super Kings – 6 | Royal Challengers Bangalore– 4 |N/R – 0

PROBABLE BEST BATSMAN OF THE MATCH

Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli has more than enough scores against Chennai Super Kings to be selected as the best batsman in CSK vs KKR encounter. In 26 matches, the RCB skipper has notched 887 runs at an average rate of 42.24. In the previous game, he has scored an unbeaten 72.

PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH

Deepak Chahar – Chennai Super Kings

Deepak Chahar has played phenomenally well in his powerplay. In their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders, he has picked up four wickets in the first six overs. The fast bowler is the leading wicket taker in CSK currently with eight wickets from four games at an economy rate of 7.33.  Against RCB, Chahar has five wickets from 19 overs.

Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the match

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