Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to get back their winning ways when they take on Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday evening at MCA Stadium, Pune. Battered with consecutive losses, Bangalore's chances of qualifying for playoffs are fading away with time. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings has reappointed MS Dhoni as the skipper to get back their Midas touch as Men in Yellow have very bleak chances of qualifying for the playoffs. They have lost six games so far and have just six points after playing nine games.
However, Chennai outplayed Hyderabad in their last game with the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad's 99 and a four-wicket haul from Mukesh Chaudhary. A 182-run opening stand of Gaikwad and Devon Conway was one of the reasons why CSK posted a mammoth 202 as a target for Hyderabad.
But, winning the game by the margin of just 13 runs speaks volumes of how bowlers leaked runs in the second innings. CSK tried six bowlers in the game, and four had an economy of above ten. Bowlers need to bowl with decent economy and pick regular wickets to strengthen CSK's grip during crucial match situations.
On the other hand, Bangalore has been on a losing streak after starting off well. While Kohli got his momentum back in the last game, it would be interesting to see how consistent he stays in the upcoming matches.
Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell have blown been hot and cold in the tournament which has cost the team heavily. Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed played a few match-winning knocks in the early days of the game, but they need to repeat the same to keep Bangalore's chance for the playoffs alive.
Let's look at details regarding when and where to watch the game.
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