Cricket match date: 21th April 2019
Cricket match time: 8:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RCB
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are now out of the contention to reach the playoff spot but they still have to play six more games of cricket. In these six games, they will try and play the party pooper for every side who are looking to reach the playoffs. Although CSK are within touching distance of the playoff spot already, they would not like to leave it too late.
RCB have managed to win just one game of cricket and are deservingly at the last position on the points table. CSK, on the other hand, are their mirror image and are well settled at number one position. CSK won’t be satisfied with only reaching the playoff spot, they would like to finish among the top two teams and increase their chances of playing the final.
RCB’s only victory came against Kings XI Punjab, against whom both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played their sublime knocks and took RCB home easily. However, any hopes of a miraculous run of eight unbeaten games went out of the window when they failed to win their next cricket game against Mumbai Indians. Their familiar bowling woes came into the picture and Mumbai won the game easily in the end.
CSK lost their last game of cricket, but their skipper MS Dhoni wasn’t playing that cricket game. Dhoni was rested as a precautionary measure considering the upcoming world cup in mind. In his absence, Suresh Raina led the side against SRH but it was a poor performance from CSK and absolutely nothing clicked for them in that cricket game.
It is going to be an exciting cricket game regardless of its impact on RCB’s future prospects. The pitch in Chinnaswamy has always been good for batting and with both the sides having a formidable batting lineup, we might get to see a huge score from both the sides. This also means that bowling attacks are going to be severely tested and whichever side bowls less poorly should win the game.
Cricket Match Information:
The tournament openers of IPL 2019, RCB and CSK will take on each other once again on Sunday at RCB’s home ground. The first cricket game between the two sides turned out to be a damp squib courtesy of a poor pitch in the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. However, this cricket game is expected to see a lot of fireworks considering the reputation of Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Royal Challengers Bengaluru:
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RCB will be led by Virat Kohli like in the previous seasons. Our prediction is of no changes to their playing eleven compared to their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of RCB’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Parthiv Patel
- AB de Villiers
- Marcus Stoinis
- Moeen Ali
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Shivam Dube
- Umesh Yadav
- Mohammad Siraj
- Pawan Negi
- Dale Steyn
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK will be led by the ever so dependable MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, they have been three times champions. Our prediction is of almost the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game with the obvious inclusion of MS Dhoni.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- Shardul Thakur
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Mohit Sharma
- Imran Tahir
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
MS Dhoni has had a formidable record against RCB on this ground. Last year as well, he took CSK home chasing a target of over 200 runs via his knock. Our prediction is of another good knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Chinnaswamy is expected to be beautiful for batting. There might be some turn for the spinners but by and large, it is going to be a high scoring cricket game. Our prediction is of a score of around 200 this time around as well. Conditions are expected to be hot and dry.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have beaten RCB in the last five consecutive cricket games over the years and there is no sign of RCB coming back to form either. Hence, our prediction is of another victory for CSK.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
MS Dhoni (CSK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) -2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
MS Dhoni (CSK)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2.05
Chennai Super Kings- 1.71
*odds may change anytime