Venue: Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Date: 12th April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
It will be a star-studded fight between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It will be MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli and fans couldn’t be happier.
But when we talk about their form in this year’s IPL, then Chennai Super Kings has had a bad start to their campaign, losing all of their four previous matches.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, after losing just one, have since then been dominant in their previous three games.
RCB will just have one hiccup in the run-down to today’s game and that is the absence of Harshal Patel who has left the bio-bubble to bereave a close relative’s demise.
Siddharth Kaul will come in place for him. When Harshal returns to the squad, he will undergo a three-day quarantine.
Josh Hazelwood can be the other option for Harshal as he is fit and available for the game.
Chennai Super Kings have yet not found the perfect balance with which they will win the matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been struggling with his form a lot in this season whereas Robin Uthappa is in fine touch.
Even MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu have been looking in good form since the start of the season.
It will be a battle to watch out for and whether CSK will notch up 2 points or not.
Predicted Playing XI for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Jordan, Mukesh Choudhary/Tushar Deshpande.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Wanindu Hasranga, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep.