When: 05 May 2018 | 04:00 PM Local
Where: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other for the second time in this season. This time, it will be Chennai Super Kings hosting the Royal Challengers at their new home, Pune.
Last time when both the teams faced each other at M Chinnaswamy, it ended up being the last ball affair. CSK registered 5 wickets win in that clash, courtesy MS Dhoni’s blazing 34-ball 70*.
Moreover, both the teams have a strong batting order that can set up a target of 200+ but lack a bowling attack that can defend it.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kshitiz Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur,Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, KM Asif
Virat Kohli (c), Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Aniket Choudhary, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Corey Anderson, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Navdeep Saini, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Quinton de Kock (wk), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sarfaraz Khan
A couple of changes are expected in both the sides. Here’s the probable playing 11 –
Shane Watson, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Suresh Raina, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif/Shardul Thakur
Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Umesh Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammed Siraj, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar
Now, let’s have a look to the betting odds.
The betting odds as per Bet365 are same -10/11 for both the sides. If you place a 100 INR bet on CSK to win the match, you will get a return of 190.90.
The same is the case with RCB. Placing a 100 INR bet will earn you 190.90 back.
The toss winning odds for both the teams are also same. A 100 INR bet on toss will get you back a return of 190.90.
So, as per Bet365 CSK vs RCB who will win betting odds, it is an evenly poised game.
Well, as per betting odds this might look to be an evenly poised contest but in reality, it isn’t. While Chennai Super Kings are sitting at second position with 6 wins in 9 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a verge of getting knocked out. one more loss and they will lose the race to end up in the top four positions. They have 3 wins in 8 games so far and need to win all of their upcoming games. Both the teams are dealing with the same issue- worst bowling attack. So, let’s see who performs better.
However, as per our CHE vs BLR today match prediction, hosts will be favorite due to their current form and home advantage.