The Chennai Super Kings are looking to top the points table by beating the Bangalore team on their home ground. On the other hand, the RCB defeated Delhi DareDevils by the superhuman performance of AB DeVilliers in the previous game.
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The Chennai Super Kings did a good performance in finishing the games since three matches. They improved their tactics to restrict the opponents’ score as well. The highest opening partnership of RCB is 72 runs in this series. If they succeed to get a solid opening stand, they are unstoppable and their middle order includes De Villiers and Kohli, known as one of the great middle-order partners in the IPL.
To reach the playoffs, the RCB has to concentrate on opening partnership as well as lower middle-order scores.
Suresh Raina is the key run-getter for the CSK and Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson did well as the all-rounders. Imran Tahir did well as the spinner in one game but they badly need one player to shoulder the pace bowling department along with Karn Sharma. Ravindra Jadeja was in poor form but he did well in a few games this season. Harbhajan Singh is also suffering poor form.
Umesh Yadav is an impact bowler for RCB, and Kohli, De Villiers made remarkable contributions with the bat. Kohli made 54 runs unbeaten against Sunrisers Hyderabad. But this skipper still suffers lack of consistency. Yuzwendra Chahal and Pawan Negi may share a load of bowling department for RCB along with speedster Umesh Yadav. Washington Sundar may be replaced by a new player for this game.
Out of 20 head to head competitions, RCB won 7 games and CSK won 11 games. One game did not give any result. At Chinnaswamy stadium, out of 7 games, RCB won 3 games and CSK won 3 games.Dhoni has a great record at the Chinnaswamy stadium with 309 runs off 8 innings from strike rate above 170 and average 61.80. The CSK were unbeaten when they played on 25th April. They played 6 games so far.
Virat Kohli will lead the team in this match. This is his 100th game as the skipper in T20 format. He needs 18 more runs to score 2000 runs at Chinnaswamy stadium.
After this game, the CSK will face Mumbai Indians at Pune on 28th April and RCB encounters KKR on 29th April at Bangalore.