The Chennai Super Kings are all set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 49 of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. While CSK have won their previous match and will be looking to continue their winning momentum in the upcoming match, Bangalore are coming off after a defeat to Gujarat last week. The last time these two teams faced each other in this season’s reverse fixture, Chennai emerged victorious as they defended a big total. It remains to be seen as to who wins the upcoming match between these two heavyweights.

RCB vs CSK: Match Details

  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, Pune
  • Match 49, CSK vs RCB
  • Date & Time: May 4, 7:30 PM IST

Chennai Super Kings: Analysis 

Gameplan: Chennai have achieved a statement win over Hyderabad in their previous game. With 3 wins in 9 matches their chances of reaching the last 4 are still slightly alive and the team will be looking to make things happen for themselves with greater enthusiasm hereon. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad showing classical performance along with his opening partner Devon Conway was a huge positive for the team in the last match. The bowlers though went for runs managed to hold the opposition batters and won their side the game narrowly by 13 runs. 

Possible Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner/Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Analysis 

Gameplan: Bangalore after having lost last two games on a trot will have to make a strong comeback in order to keep their hopes of making it to the top 4 alive hereon. The batsman and bowlers haven’t been able to deliver any commandable performances recently as the side has failed to achieve desirable results. 

Virat Kohli’s maiden fifty this season definitely was a reason to be happy about for the side but his slow innings perhaps was a reason which cost his side the game. The sublime form of their key players is what the side is waiting in awe to see again. A combined brilliance for all the players is all that the team management will be looking forward to in the upcoming game.

Possible Playing XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

RCB vs CSK: Probable Top Performers 

Probable best batsman of the match – Ruturaj Gaikwad

With a fantastic match winning performance Ruturaj Gaikwad has surely proved his worth and announced his being back to form. His wonderful attacking disply with the bat was helpful to his side in posting a mammoth total in the last game. Unfortunately the right hander missed out on his ton by just 1 run but by that time he had laid the foundation for the bowlers who later on took the side to victory. Gaikwad would surely be keen to add another good knock to his tally this season in tomorrow’s game.

Probable best bowler of the match – Mukesh Choudhary

The uncapped Indian pacer was fantastic with his spell in the previous game. His crucial wickets helped his side jolt the opposition batters regularly as they succumbed to his wicket taking deliveries one after the other. In spite of being hit for 46 runs in his 4 overs the 25 year old picked 4 crucial wickets. Another magical spell of  bowling is expected from him by the management.

RCB vs CSK: Head to head stats

Played – 29 | Royal Challengers Bangalore – 9 | Chennai Super Kings – 19 | No Result – 1

RCB vs CSK: Winning Prediction

Match Predictions – Chennai Super Kings to win the match

With a bunch of much more in form players the Chennai Super Kings are favourites to carry forward their winning run in the upcoming match vs RCB tomorrow. 

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