Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings (RCB vs CSK) are all set to face each other on 4th May 2022. This is the 49th match of TATA IPL that is scheduled to take place sharp at 7:30 PM IST. RCB is led by Faf du Plessis whereas CSK is led by MS Dhoni. Let’s have a look at the match preview, prediction and fantasy XI.
RCB vs CSK: Match Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB is at the 5th position of the points table now with 10 points. They need 2 more points to get back to the top 4 and be a constant in the mix for playoffs. RCB played against RR in their last game and lost the match just by 4 runs. Though the team lost, fans are happy to see Virat Kohli score a half-century. RCB is led by Faf du Plessis.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK have reappointed MS Dhoni as their skipper in place of Ravindra Jadeja. Though Dhoni is back in the leadership role they still have to win all the games if they want to be there in the race for playoffs. CSK had won the last game against SRH and Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a 99. The hopes for the playoffs are coming back and only a victory can keep this alive.
RCB vs CSK: Match Prediction
The match between RCB and CSK is all set to notice an intense rivalry on 4 May 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Things have not gone very well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore recently in this competition as they have met with three defeats in a row. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings are coming off an incredible 13-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match. In the previous head-to-head game, CSK won the match by 23 runs. CSK’s captaincy has been handed to MS Dhoni from Ravindra Jadeja. CSK has a higher chance to win tomorrow’s match.
RCB vs CSK: Fantasy XI
Faf du Plessis has already delivered some crucial performances so far in the ongoing T20 competition. Against Lucknow Super Giants, he mustered 96 runs off 64 balls.
Glenn Maxwell from RCB has a phenomenal strike rate of close to 180 so far in IPL 2022.
Virat Kohli returned back into form during the previous game against Gujarat Titans and scored 58 runs in the game.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a top pick as during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he contributed with amazing innings of 99 runs off 57 balls.
Devon Conway smashed a blistering unbeaten knock of 85 runs off just 55 deliveries against Sunrisers Hyderabad and is an essential pick.
Maheesh Theekshana has been in great form with the ball picking wickets on regular basis. He has taken as many as 8 wickets at a fine economy of less than 8.
Dinesh Karthik in 10 matches has mustered 218 and is a top choice here.
Mohammad Siraj picked 8 wickets in 10 matches and can scalp essential wickets in this game.
MS Dhoni is leading CSK and in 9 matches he piled up 140 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja in 9 matches picked 5 wickets and piled up 113 runs. Now that he’s not the skipper, he can focus on his form and contribute well in the game.
Josh Hazlewood in 6 matches scalped 10 wickets, he will look for crucial wickets in this match as well.