Royal Challengers Bangalore will go head to head against Chennai Super Kings in today’s fixture of phase two of IPL 2021. This will be the first match that will take place in Sharjah in the UAE leg.
Both the teams are currently placed in the top four of the standings and are on par to secure qualifications to the playoffs. Subsequently, let’s take a look at the team news before predicting the game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of KKR on Monday. As a result, it is likely that Kohli will make several changes to the side. This Bangalore side could replace Hasaranga or one of the uncapped players for this fixture.
Chennai Super Kings
Csk will be in high spirits as they displayed an incredible come back against Mumbai in the opening fixture of phase two of IPL 2021. However, Dhoni will have a dilemma as Sam Curran is available for selection and both Bravo and Hazlewood have delivered excellent bowling performances.
Prediction for the IPL 2021 match between RCB and CSK
RCB will be under a lot of pressure as their batting order produced a dismal performance. On the other hand, CSK have found the perfect balance and with Sam Curran available it is expected that Chennai would emerge triumphant in this fixture.
Fantasy XI of the Match
Ab De Villiers 10 Cr
Ab De Villiers is undoubtedly one of the best batsman to have in the side during death overs. Moreover, his ability to handle tough situations is invaluable for the side.
Virat Kohli – 10 Cr
The Rcb captain is going through a tough phase in his career. However, Kohli is a type of player who cannot be left out from the fantasy side at any point of type. His match winning performances for Bangalore is a prime example why he is in my lineup.
Ruturaj Gaikwad – 8.5 Cr
Ruturaj Gaikwad started off the phase two in brilliant fashion as he scored 88. He helped Csk come back after the team suffered early wickets and one can expect him to perform well against Rcb.
Moeen Ali – 9.5 Cr
Mooen Ali had one bad game but the all rounder will be crucial with his off spin and pinch hitting at the no 3 against Rcb today.
Deepak Chahar – 8.5
Deepak Chahar has been a vital player for Csk in the bowling department in the last two seasons. Moreover, he has picked up wickets regularly in the opening phase of the game and as a result, he can trouble the under firing batting lineup of Bangalore.
Faf Du Plessis – 9.5 Cr
Du Plessis is the most important batsman in the current Csk setup and the short boundaries in Sharjah would help the opener.
Devdutt Paddikal – 9 Cr
Paddikal was the only batsman who looked comfortable against Kolkata. Devdutt’s good form will possibly play a big role in today’s match
Kyle Jamieson – 8.5 Cr
The Kiwi fast bowler can exploit the Sharjah pitch early on and apply pressure on the likes of Du Plessis and Moeen Ali.
Glenn Maxwell – 9.5 Cr
Maxwell’s off spin bowling can change the game as there are three to four left handers in the CSK team. Moreover, his batting prowess makes him a great option.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 8.5 Cr
This Sharjah pitch is expected to provide a lot of assistance to spinners. As a result, Chahal’s leg spin could make a major difference in this game. Moreover, he has a good record against Chennai which makes him a must have in the fantasy lineup.
Shardul Thakur – 8.5 Cr
Shardul Thakur is a good budget player who can provide some late onslaught and chip in with few wickets in his four overs for Csk.