Chennai Super Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an exciting contest at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The Ravindra Jadeja-led side is yet to register a win this season in the four games they have played and their campaign is likely to get only tougher from here on. They brought Maheesh Theekshana into the playing XI in the previous game but he did not have much impact. U19 sensation Rajvardhan Hangargekar is likely to get his chance in the upcoming fixture.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are on the right track with three wins in their last three games and have clicked in most of the departments. However, they will expect a lot more from their skipper Faf du Plessis at the top of the order. They have some of the best finishers available in the middle order. Josh Hazlewood might come into the playing XI if he is available, while Harshal Patel has left the bio-bubble due to personal reasons and he will have to undergo isolation when he returns.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 22, IPL 2022
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: April 12, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
Chennai Super Kings played their previous game against SRH at the same ground and they would have assessed the conditions to some extent. However, the conditions do differ in day fixtures from night ones, and there is a possibility of the dew factor playing a role in this game. The last two games played at this ground saw scores being chased down easily and that could be the mantra for the captain that wins the toss.
Probable Playing XIs for CSK vs RCB
Chennai Super Kings
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj RawatVirat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey/Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel/Siddharth Kaul, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali played a handy knock in the previous game against SRH with a 35-ball 48, but could not capitalize on the opportunity to score big. The all-rounder has been in good touch since his return into the playing XI for CSK. However, he will need more support from the others to turn the fortunes for his side. The left-hander has an immense role to play for CSK at number three, with the openers not having much of an impact so far.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan has been a great addition to the CSK side as he can be quite effective in the death overs with his yorkers and can crank up good speeds as well. The England fast bowler conceded 34 in his three overs in the previous game, but he has the capability to provide breakthroughs at crucial times. The speedster will be more useful once the skipper starts using him wisely and he will be keen to perform as well.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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