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Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore : A WIN TO TOP THE TABLE || Indian Super League 2021 Match 19

Indian Super League 2021 Match 19

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – April 25th

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have destroyed the tags of disappointers, at least for now, as they relish on the crest of the IPL 2021 points table. Trotting on the feats of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, the RCB had a fruitful Chennai leg, although it was all around Devdutt Padikkal in their last victory over the Rajasthan Royals.

Adding Harshal Patel and Virat Kohli’s form will only intensify the arrangement for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who will be eyeing to make it two victories in two at the Mumbai leg.

Possible playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kane Richardson, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson and Mohammed Siraj. 

Chennai Super Kings:

Nevertheless, they will come through an equally remarkable Chennai Super Kings team who have come a long way since their disheartening defeat to the Delhi Capitals in their inaugural IPL 2021 battle.

While there are some worries on the bowling face, CSK’s well-composed batting roster has made complete use of the situations at Wankhede. With Faf du Plessis also getting an exciting fifty in the Chennai Super Kings’ preceding match against Kolkata Knight Riders, the three-time IPL champions look set to continue their successful run to four matches.

Possible playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.   

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium is a great one to bat on, with totals of over 180 being scored here at a startling rate. While the spin bowlers won’t get much hold off the wicket, the pace bowlers will be vital in the powerplay overs, given the seam movement and swing on offer.

Nevertheless, the batters will target the smaller boundaries with the ball coming on to the bat nicely. Both sides will look to bat first, with it being an afternoon game and the situations not anticipated to change much during the match. 185-195 should be average at this venue.

Tops Value:

Although both sides are well-complemented on paper, one might hand the benefit to Royal Challengers Bangalore, given the excess of stars in their batting unit. Nevertheless, the Chennai Super Kings possess perhaps the most well-composed team in IPL 2021, which ought to make for an interesting battle on Sunday.

RCB are feeble favourites, which is no wonder given they’re undefeated and won three of their games contentedly. They begin this game at the odds of 1.74, while Chennai is at 2.10.

However, we believe Chennai is better suited to defending a total here at Wankhede than RCB are. Thus, we fancy Super Kings to chase well but with superior spinners and perhaps better strike bowlers at the top.