Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in Match 23 of IPL 2018. While CSK will fly on confidence with 4 victories in 5 games, RCB will look to sustain their form. Undoubtedly, the clash of RCB vs CSK is going to be highly exciting for the Indian fans. Find out RCB vs CSK- Probable Final Playing 11 below.
Overall Matches: 20 matches
No Result: 1
Punters Heavy On: CSK
RCB will host CSK at their home ground, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||28|
|Matches won bowling first||38|
|Average 1st Inns scores||168|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||146|
|Highest total recorded||263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI|
|Lowest total recorded||82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR|
|Highest score chased||204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP|
|Lowest score defended||106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium)
As the Chinnaswamy pitch gets dewy towards the later part of the game, batting gets easier. 170-180 might be the par score of this stadium. RCB will hope to win in their home like their previous match.
How do the teams stack up?
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Good news for RCB is that both Virat Kohli and ABD are in form. Manan Vohra who opened the batting with Quinton de Kock might get another chance to prove. RCB’s bowling is inconsistent, especially at the death overs. Corey Anderson has not used his opportunity well in both the matches he played. Colin de Grandhomme, who is currently in good form, could be a better option. Except for that, the RCB squad is likely to be the same.
RCB Probable Final Playing 11:
Quinton de Kock (WK), Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Players to watch out for: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Chennai Super Kings
CSK owns many game-changing star players and this puts them in a comfortable zone. Shane Watson is doing a good job with the bat and ball and fans will want him to smash a century again. Ambati Rayudu is the big wheel for CSK for he has been consistent. Suresh Raina in good form also gives Chennai the upper hand. Deepak Chahar’s spells with the ball is also awaited. One expected change is David Willey playing in place of Faf du Plessis, else the playing 11 will be the same.
CSK Probable Final Playing 11:
Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C; WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Players to watch out for: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina