Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
A match between two of the most loved teams of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is always a treat to watch for the fans as both the teams have two stalwarts of the Indian Cricket, MS Dhoni “The Captain Cool” and Virat Kohli “King Kohli” who is known for his aggression and smart cricket.
In the previous few seasons, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were the captains of their respective teams and hence the head to head record was in the favour of MS Dhoni. However, from this season, Ravindra Jadeja has been given the reigns of Chennai Super Kings and his former teammate Faf du Plessis is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. So, the competition will be cutthroat for both teams.
Head to Head Matches
- Total Matches Played: 28 matches
- Matches won by Chennai Super Kings: 18 matches
- Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore: 9 matches
With the head-to-head record favouring Chennai Super Kings, it will be interesting to see how Royal Challengers Bangalore will come up against them in the match.
Pre Match Analysis
After playing 4 matches each this season, there is a big difference between both the sides in terms of the points table. In the 4 games this season that Royal Challengers Bangalore has played, they have won 3 of them and have lost just 1 against Punjab Kings and are at the fourth position in the points table. However, on the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have lost all their games this season and are placed at the tenth position in the points table. The defending champions are yet to register a win this season.
This season, Royal Challengers Bangalore are really doing great under their new captain Faf du Plessis. He is the leading run-scorer for them and is striking the ball well. Moreover, their middle order of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed has been performing well. The standout performer for the team is Dinesh Karthik who is yet to be dismissed after four games. In the bowling department, Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel are picking up wickets at regular intervals to see the team through the difficult phase.
Chennai Super Kings haven’t been in top form this year as the new captain Ravindra Jadeja has been under so much pressure. Their bowling department looks weak as apart from DJ Bravo, other bowlers like Chris Jordan, Mukesh Choudhary and Ravindra Jadeja are finding it hard to take wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad is also yet to make a mark this season and players like Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Raydu and Shivam Dube haven’t scored runs consistently.
The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings are expected to be a thriller as the players will be looking to be at their best.
However, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the winner of this contest, and Dinesh Karthik along with Wanindu Hasaranga will be the standout performers for the team.
Dinesh Karthik has been performing at a strike rate of 210 and Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up 8 wickets in just 4 matches. Thus the betters can opt for Royal Challengers Bangalore to bet in order to gain some good profits.