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IPL 2022: CSK vs RCB- Match preview, prediction and Fantasy XI

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Chennai Super Kings will be facing Royal Challengers Bangalore (CSK vs RCB) on 12th April 2022, at 19:30 IST at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. This is the 12th match of IPL 2022. Let’s have a look at the match preview, prediction and fantasy XI.

CSK vs RCB: Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings

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Credits- Hindustan Times

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is led by the new captain Ravindra Jadeja and they have just 2 points. Under Ravindra Jadeja’s captaincy, CSK has started with a very poor start. The CSK fans were definitely not expecting such a disaster performance from the team. CSK’s triumph in the last season can be accredited to Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s opening. With Faf in RCB, the pressure is mostly on Ruturaj. He could score only 18 runs in the first four matches.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Credits- Cricket Addictor

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians in the last match. MI bat first and posted 151-6 on the scorecard. Opening batters Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma hit 26 runs and Suryakumar Yadav had played an unbeaten knock of 68 runs. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis was out for 16 but his opening partner Anuj Rawat went on to score 66 runs for the team. Virat Kohli mustered 48 runs with an 80-run partnership with Rawat. RCB won the game by 7 wickets in the end.

CSK vs RCB: Match prediction

CSK is yet to register a victory in the 15th edition of IPL. CSK did buy Mahesh Theekshana into the squad but he didn’t have a good impact in the game. U19 star Rajvardhan will be a player to watch for. RCB has won three matches in IPL 2022. High expectations are there from Faf du Plessis. The team also has some of the best finishers. Though CSK has a better history of winning games RCB has given a better performance this season. RCB will win the match.

CSK vs RCB: Fantasy XI

Faf du Plessis is leading RCB and although he got out cheaply in the previous match the South African batter has scored 138 runs in 4 matches at an average of 34.

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Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 8 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 15. He’s a good fantasy pick.

Dwayne Bravo has picked up 6 wickets in 4 matches at a strike rate of 13.

Josh Hazlewood will be making his debut for RCB and is a top-notch bowler in the T20 format.

Anuj Rawat delivered a player of the match performance in the previous match and will be a top pick in this game.

Robin Uthappa from Chennai Super Kings smashed 106 runs in this tournament so far and can turn out to be a key player in the next match.

Moeen Ali from Chennai Super Kings has smacked 83 runs in this tournament so far.

Ravindra Jadeja from Chennai Super Kings has marked 66 runs and took 1 wicket in this tournament so far.

Virat Kohli has mustered a total of 106 runs in 4 matches. He’s also a good pick.

Harshal Patel from RCB has picked 6 wickets in the last 4 matches and is a must pick.

Chris Jordan has picked 2 wickets in 2 matches and hopefully, he’ll give an impressive performance.

Read more: IPL 2022: Here’s the detailed explanation of the new format of IPL and how teams will qualify for playoffs

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