IPL 2018: CSK vs RCB Match Preview, Chennai Super Kings hosts wounded Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2018: CSK vs RCB Match Preview, Chennai Super Kings hosts wounded Royal Challengers Bangalore
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Dhoni’s leading team Chennai Super Kings is going to face Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli on Saturday. Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by 14 runs in the previous match. The team is desperate to repay the five-wicket loss to Chennai. On the other hand, after losing two of the three games, the Chennai team would also like to come back to win. To stay in the playoff race for Royal Challengers Bangalore to win in every situation. RCB is in fifth place in the points table with three wins in eight matches, while Chennai is in a better position with six wins in 9 games. Dhoni’s brigade of yellow jersey is now quite rumored in his second home ground. After playing the first match in Chennai, the team has won all the games except against Mumbai on this ground.

Chennai batsmen Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, are scoring as per team requirement. Rayudu has done well especially on both the opener and the number four order. So far, 391 runs have been scored. If CSK opens Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson on the opening, then Rayudu will have to bat in the lower order.

Captain Virat Kohli is also in the great batting form. It is good news for the team that AB de Villiers is returning to the ground after recovering from the fever. He has scored 280 runs in six matches. RCB’s expectations on Kohli and AB are extremely high. The team needs a little contribution from Quinton de Kock (201 runs), Brendon McCullum (122 runs, five matches). There are also Mandeep Singh (204) and Colin de Grandhom (45 runs, three matches) to manage the middle-order batting.

RCB’s concern is bowling in the death overs. Umesh Yadav (11 wickets) and Yuzwendra Chahal (07) have done well, but Mohammed Siraj and Washington have not been able to do pretty well. In the last game, Southee did well and Stops the opponent well, but still, RCB is struggling to defend the total.

RCB Predicted XI: Parthiv Patel/Manan Vohra, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

CSK Predicted XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungisani Ngidi, KM Asif

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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