As the IPL 2018 is racing towards the playoffs, a lot of shuffles can be noticed in the points table. The slow starters have started gaining momentum while the table toppers are losing away generously. DD and RCB who were once fighting for the bottom place are currently making their way up the ladder.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are currently placed at 5th spot, would be looking to avenge their loss against CSK and improve their position when they face the latter second time in the tournament. Chennai Super Kings will host RCB tomorrow at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune at 04:00 PM Local.
CSK would be looking to forget their last defeat against KKR and make a strong comeback against RCB to regain the top position in the points table.
So, let’s move forwards to CSK vs RCB team news and CSK vs RCB dream11 prediction.
CSK- W, W, W, W, L
RCB- L, W, L, L, W
The 6 wicket loss against KKR in the last game would have forced CSK’s management to make a few changes to their bowling attack. They were quite expensive against KKR. KM Asif and Karn Sharma are expected to make way for Shardul Thakur.
In Bangalore, AB de Villiers is expected to make a comeback. He missed the last two games due to an illness. Q de Kock will miss out this match as he has flown back to home to attend a wedding. Parthiv Patel can keep his duties.
Parthiv Patel is expected to do keeping duties in RCB.
CSK Risky Players: KM Asif/Shardul Thakur
RCB Risky Players: Manan Vohra
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MS Dhoni (c & wk), Imran Tahir, Kshitiz Sharma, Suresh Raina, Karn Sharma, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur,Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif
Virat Kohli (c), Chris Woakes, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Aniket Choudhary, Colin de Grandhomme, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corey Anderson, AB de Villiers, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Brendon McCullum, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Manan Vohra, Tim Southee, Sarfaraz Khan
Both the teams are expected to make one or two changes. The probable CSK vs RCB playing 11 is listed below.
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif/Shardul Thakur
Virat Kohli (c), Brendon McCullum, Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, AB de Villiers, Manan Vohra/Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar
In Chennai, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni are the top contributors with the bat. In the last match, Faf du Plessis also gave a power start to CSK but failed to convert it into a big inning. He can also be useful.
In bowling, L Ngidi, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh were the wicket-taker bowlers. However, apart from Harbhajan Singh, rest of all were quite expensive.
In Bangalore, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the top run-scorer for RCB as well as are the leading run-getters in the tournament. A lot will depend on the two. Apart from them, Q de Kock and B McCullum can also be crucial.
In bowling, Umesh Yadav and Y Chahal are the two key bowlers for RCB. Tim Southee has also performed well so far.
Both RCB and CSK will face each other for the second in almost a week’s gap. Last time both the teams came face to face, CSK registered a 5 wickets wins with the heroics of MS Dhoni. This time CSK will host Royal Challengers in Pune, their new home.
Both the teams are quite similar in terms of strength and weaknesses. Both RCB and CSK can post 200+ target. But, when it comes to defending, both look helpless with the kind of bowling attack they have. The team that will stick to basics is expected to turn out as the winner.
As per our CHE vs BLR Dream11 predictions, the hosts will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, we will prefer MS Dhoni over Q de Kock.
In batting, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina are a must have choices.
In all-rounder, Shane Watson and D Bravo will be a safe bet.
In bowling, U Yadav, Y Chahal, L Ngidi and Harbhajan Singh will be good choices.
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