IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

In the 35th match of IPL 2021, the two most loved captains of India will face each other. A battle between Ice and Fire will be there as captain cool MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on aggressive Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to get crucial 2 points. Both the teams being in the top 4 in the points table, will be looking to get closer to the playoffs.

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Head to Head Records

In the battle between CSK and RCB, CSK had an edge over RCB because of the head to head record.

  • Matches Played: 28 matches
  • RCB Won: 18 matches
  • KKR Won: 9 matches
  • Tie: 1 match

Even in the first leg, Chennai managed to beat RCB with a margin of 69 runs. In the match, Jadeja scored 37 runs in one over and showed why they are ahead of RCB in head to head records.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Record

Being a batting paradise, Sharjah has always been a high scoring ground because of small boundaries and batting friendly pitches.

  • Matches Played: 18
  • Matches won by Batting first team: 7
  • Matches won by Chasing team: 11
  • No Result: 0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

After losing a one-sided game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the team will be low on confidence. However, the Virat Kohli led team knows how to come back. Placed in the third position in the points table, RCB needs to win 3 matches out of the remaining six matches.

Predicted Playing XI

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers (wk),

Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj

Bench Strength

Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera , Akash Deep, George Garton, Tim David

Players to Watch Out

Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers can be destructive for the opponent team. Along with them, Sri Lanka mystery spinner Wanindu Hasaranga can outfox the Chennai batsmen. Besides them, purple cap owner Harshal Patel, can also play a vital role for the team.

Chennai Super Kings Team

Chennai Super Kings

After defeating the defending champions in the previous game, Chennai Super Kings will be high on confidence. However, their middle order has been a problem for them. Though, they are still placed on the top of the points table with 6 wins in 8 games.

Predicted Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu

MS Dhoni (C/Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh


Bench Strength

Dwayne Bravo, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Narayan Jagadeesan, Harishankar Reddy, Imran Tahir,  Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Robin Uthappa, Bhagath Varma, Lungi Ngidi

Players to Watch Out

For Chennai, their opening partnership of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis has kept their batting line-up going. Apart from them, More Ali and Shardul Thakur can play a big role for them. The pace of Josh Hazlewood and cutters of Deepak Chahar can be effective against the hard hitters of RCB.

Final Prediction

Even after being 24-4 in 6 overs, Chennai still managed to beat Mumbai Indians comprehensively. After this win, it will be hard for opposing teams to stop them. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bundled out against KKR for just 92 runs. Based on statistical analysis tracking the performance of Chennai and Bangalore, we predict that Chennai will be able to maintain their good head to head record with a victory against Bangalore.