Two time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday (5th) in the 35th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
The IPL campaign for CSK has been excellent so far as they are at the second position. After receiving a defeat from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), they slipped one position down on the points table. The bowling department has disappointed the team and the fielding has not been good enough. However, the yellow lads will look to get back the top position and move an inch closer towards the playoffs.
Virat Kohli led RCB hasn’t done well in this season so far. They have managed to win only 3 games out of 8 so far and ranking at the bottom half. However, the side gained confidence from the victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in their previous game. They won the game without their key player AB De Villiers which is a positive sign for the team.
Today, ABD is likely to make a comeback after missing out 2 consecutive games due to illness. Since Quinton De Kock has taken leave, he will be out of action and it will be interesting to see who takes up the wicket-keeping duty.
According to AccuWeather, there is no sign of rain, and the temperature will range from 34′-37′ degree Celsius in the evening with humidity rate of 45%.
This is brilliant news for the fans who have been dealt with a few rain shortened games already in the IPL
Head to Head
Overall Matches – 21
CSK won – 13
RCB won – 7
No Result – 1
Clearly, CSK has dominated the battle whenever these two teams met.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan