RCB vs CSK Preview: The Sportsrush presents before you full preview of the 39th match of IPL 2019 between RCB vs CSK.
RCB return home after a great game in Kolkata where they emerged victorious. They need to win all their matches to have a chance of qualifying with 14 points and another win would help them build some momentum. CSK are sitting pretty on the top of the table but would like to get back to winning ways after a big defeat against the Sunrisers.
In their last 3 matches, RCB have managed to win 2. After a disastrous start, RCB are finally finding some form. After a good win against the KKR at Eden Gardens, RCB will be confident of winning more games. The batsmen have been in great touch and we saw how Kohli and Moeen performed the other night. The bowling has also been bolstered with the arrival of Steyn.
RCB have finally managed to field a winning combination in this IPL. They have gotten the team right and would not want to make any unnecessary changes. The only change that we can see is that if AB de Villiers is fit, he would walk into the team and Heinrich Klaasen would have to be back on the bench.
Chennai Super Kings do not really make too many changes. They have stuck to a similar group of players for every match and most of their changes have been injury induced.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 19, 2019
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was rested as a precaution, should be back for this match in place of Sam Billings. As a result, Mitch Santner, who was left out to accommodate Billings, would be back in place of the leggie, Karn Sharma.
PITCH AND WEATHER PREDICTION
The Bengaluru pitch has been a batsman’s delight for most of this season. In the 3 matches that have been played here, the average score is 180. The pitch has been helping the spinners a bit but pacers are getting hit all around the ground. If the track plays the same way, we can expect some fireworks to lighten up our Sunday evening.
The weather should be perfect for a good game of cricket. It will be a little overcast but temperatures will hover around the 27* C mark. With humidity at 59%, Bengaluru should be comfortable as usual. Dew might play a bit of a role here. There is very little chance of any rainfall.
The team winning the toss would look to chase surely. In all the 3 matches at Bengaluru this season, the chasing team has emerged victorious. The presence of dew would also make the captains wary of batting first.