The injured Chennai Super Kings have lost two of their last three games and will hope to regain their winning momentum. Meanwhile, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s confidence is boosted with a much needed victory against Mumbai. While Chennai will work hard to take back their top position, Bangalore will play in the hope of making their way to the playoffs. Find below the final playing 11 (probable) for the match.
Overall: Matches – 21
Chennai Super Kings – 13
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7
No Result – 1
Punters Heavy On- CSK
The second face-off between CSK and RCB will be held at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
|Matches won batting first||18|
|Matches won bowling first||17|
|Average 1st Inns scores||159|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||143|
|Highest total recorded||211/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs DD|
|Lowest total recorded||73/10 (15.5 Ov) by KXIP vs RPS|
|Highest score chased||196/7 (20 Ov) by GL vs RPS|
|Lowest score defended||120/9 (20 Ov) by MI vs PWI|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium)
Considering the previous matches, the pitch is likely to be batting favorable. However, in the later part spinners come into action to play their part.
How do the teams stack up?
Chennai Super Kings
The CSK squad boasts of a confident batting lineup but fails miserably in their bowling. Faf du Plessis is slowly finding his form and he needs to play a match-winning innings. The middle order is pretty strong; however, Suresh Raina should play a responsible game rather than cameos. The bowling unit of CSK looks potent on paper but not on field. The bowlers should make changes to their death over bowling. The main concern for CSK is the form of Ravindra Jadeja and he might get replaced by Dhruv Shorey.
CSK Probable Final Playing 11:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dhruv Shorey, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungisani Ngidi, KM Asif
Players to watch out for: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Lungi Ngidi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have had enough defeats and cannot afford to lose this match. AB de Villiers is making a return while Quinton de Kock has returned home for the moment. Parthiv Patel was seen training in the nets for a long time. If he is in the playing eleven, he might replace Manan Vohra. The bowling of RCB saw a ray of hope against the Mumbai Indians for they defended an easy target. Washington Sundar who wasn’t impressive with both the bat and ball in the last match should get going.
RCB Probable Final Playing 11:
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
Players to watch out for: Virat Kohli, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal