The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 22nd game of the Indian Premier League 2022. In their most recent game, CSK were defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad by a large margin. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team is on a roll, having recently defeated the Mumbai Indians.
With four consecutive losses, the Chennai Super Kings appear to be lacking in confidence. Most of their key players have been out of form, which is adding to the pressure on the team. The Royal Challengers Bangalore has won three games in a row. CSK must win this game in order to keep their hopes alive, and it will be interesting to see if the team is up to the task.
The 22nd match between Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on April 12th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 22nd Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 12, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews
Ravindra Jadeja’s team is in big trouble. It has been the team’s worst start in an IPL season, as they have lost the first four games. They were defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad by an innings and eight wickets. Their top order has failed on numerous occasions, and their bowling attack has been one of the weakest in recent years. Jadeja would like his team to put these losses behind them and put on a good performance.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has failed in all three games, and he is likely to be replaced by Devon Conway, who will look to provide a good start alongside Robin Uthappa. Moeen Ali has performed admirably, and he needs to form partnerships with Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu. Given the importance of this game, Jadeja, MS Dhoni, and Dwayne Bravo are clear hitters of the ball, and the team will rely on them to bat well.
Mukesh Choudhary and Maheesh Theekshana performed admirably with the ball in the previous game, and another strong performance will be required against RCB’s potent batting lineup. Jadeja and Moeen Ali are experienced bowlers who must deliver with the ball in this must-win game. Tushar Deshpande is likely to be called up for this game, and he must bowl tight lines.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius
Predicted XI: Ravindra Jadeja (c), Robin Uthappa, Tushar Deshpande, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
Faf du Plessis would be pleased with how his team is progressing in the tournament. They defeated the Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in their last game, their third consecutive win, and du Plessis would like to see his team perform similarly. His opponents are feeling the heat, and the RCB captain wants to take advantage of it in order to improve his team’s position on the points table.
Openers Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat have both scored runs in the tournament, and the team would like to see them get off to a strong start. The biggest news for the team is Virat Kohli’s return to form, and he wants to form partnerships with Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell. Down the order, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, and David Willey add to the side’s batting strength.
Mohammad Siraj must bowl better lines than he has been doing while sharing the new ball with Willey. Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel are in excellent form and are troubling their opponents. The team would prefer that they stick to it for this game. Shahbaz Khan, Akash Deep, and Maxwell round out the bowling attack.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
We’ve seen high-scoring games at this venue, but the wicket has slowed down enough that putting a score on the board has become difficult. The team that wins the toss would like to set a victory target and invite the opposing team to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy has one of India’s best batting wickets. The ball comes off the bat nicely, and batsmen have put up big scores. It is a difficult venue for fast bowlers, as the wicket provides little support. Spinners have had success here due to the dry wicket, which allows them to turn the ball sharply.
The weather forecast for Mumbai on April 12 is for partly cloudy skies; and the conditions are expected to be favourable for batting. Aside from the slowness, the wicket here has been flat, allowing batsmen to easily score runs. A total of 180 runs would be a good total for the team that bats first.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction
The two teams come into this game in very different shapes. To put an end to their misery, the Chennai Super Kings would need something special. Their batting, particularly at the top, will need to click for the team to win this game. Royal Challengers Bangalore is on a roll in the tournament; and their batsmen are in fine form, making them favourites in this game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Chennai Super Kings at the odds of 1.75.
- CSK is under tremendous pressure after losing all four games this season.
- The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has won three games in a row and will bring momentum into this game.
- CSK’s top order has not contributed, despite having the highest opening wicket stand of 25 runs.