The 49th match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings fight out hard to keep their hopes alive for playoffs. The teams will face off on Wednesday evening at the MCA, Pune. Bangalore is placed at fifth position in the points table and has 10 points with five wins and as many as losses. They need to win every game on the group stage to give themselves the best chance of qualification.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have got back Dhoni's midas touch as Thala took back the captaincy from Ravindra Jadeja. But, Chennai has a very bleak chance to qualify for playoffs as they have mere six points after losing six out of nine games. Ruturaj Gaikwad getting back his form is a major takeaway for Men in Yellow, and the side will hope for some similar performance in a do-or-die clash with RCB.
Devon Conway's 85 came as a breather for the management, while Mukesh Choudhary is one of the positives for the season. He has already produced 11 scalps in eight matches.
On the other hand, Bangalore lost their early momentum and have been on a losing streak for the last couple of matches. Although Kohli scored fifty in the last match, the poor performance from the middle-order cost them the game. Inconsistency from Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell is hurting the team, whereas Dinesh Karthik's finishing skills are something the team will rely on heavily.
The bowling has been good, but the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, and Harshal Patel need to take wickets at regular intervals to outplay opponent batters. The clash between RCB and CSK will surely be an exciting thriller as it's a must-win game for both. Let's narrow down every specific detail about the game.
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: May 4, 2022
Venue: MCA, Pune
Head to Head:
Match played: 29
No Result: 1
RCB: Faf du Plessis
CSK: MS Dhoni
When will the match between Chennai Super Kings versus Royal Challengers Bangalore be played?
The match between both the quality sides will take place on May 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM IST.
Where will the match take place?
The match will be held at MCA Stadium, Pune.
Where can one watch this match?
Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB match. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.
Where can one live stream the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for Latest Updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Last 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
Bench: Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Jason Behrendorff, Chama V Milind, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Akash Deep, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai
Chennai Super Kings:
Last playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
Bench: Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Tushar Deshpande, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, KM Asif, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Bhagath Varma, Dwayne Bravo, Shivam Dube