IPL 2021 has started on 9th April courtesy of a nail-biting match between the Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The following day, the Chennai Super Kings started their session with a desolating loss against Delhi Capitals, continuing their off run in the tournament since 2020
In such a scenario, RCB and CSK will meet on 25th April in the 19th match of IPL 20201, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, behind closed doors for their first dwell of the season, while we take a glimpse at their past encounters.
RCB vs CSK head to head Stats
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings|
|146||Highest Score Chased||205|
|148||Lowest Score Chased||106|
*Last season: CSK-1 ; RCB-1
RCB team news
Squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, and the new buys Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Rajat
Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai, KS Bharat
Players to watch out for
Virat Kohli – The Indian skipper has been in sublime form for the past few months and hopefully would carry it onto IPL.
AB de Villiers – Mr. 360 has delivered almost every time required. RCB needs him to find the touch with the bat and behind the stumps to win against a team against whom they have always badly performed.
Glenn Maxwell: The big show’s expensive buy in the RCB squad strengthens their middle-order much. CSK needs to get rid of him quickly, as everybody knows what damage Maxi can do once he gets going.
CSK team news
Squad: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran
Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi and the new buys Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma, and Cheteshwar Pujara
Players to watch out for : 1. MS Dhoni- The CSK skipper has an excellent personal batting record against RCB. Being in bad
form for a long time and his team performing poorly, don’t be surprised if Mahi comes out all
Suresh Raina – Raina’s return to the side has made CSK stronger, as evident from their first
encounter against DC on 10th April, 2021. Watch out for him as he has not lost his touch.
Sam Curran – The younger Curran brother has been in great form with the bat and the ball recently and might as well extend his show.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/ Mohammed Azharuddin, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kane Richardson/Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzevendra Chahal.
CSK: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.