Star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to undo the crushing defeat within the earlier outing and regain their mojo when Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes on the mighty Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
While RCB wish to begin afresh, CSK bought a assured 20-run win in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday evening.
It is vital for RCB to enhance their batting as they appear to retain their place on the prime of the factors desk.
It will probably be vital that opener Devdutt Padikkal (217 runs) and skipper Virat Kohli (203 runs) give a strong begin.
But the opening pair may also want the assist of the center order, which was damaged in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Glenn Maxwell (233 runs) and AB de Villiers (207 runs) might want to come collectively in opposition to a powerful assault from CSK.
Australian Maxwell justified his excessive price ticket in the course of the first leg, making him the staff’s prime scorer. He will all the time be desirous to go as soon as once more like Dependent de Villiers.
The RCB bowlers may also should neglect the stellar efficiency in opposition to KKR. While pacers Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel bowled effectively, Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga all conceded greater than 10 runs in an over.
CSK may have suffered a turnaround of their encounter in opposition to Mumbai had it not been for younger Ruturaj Gaikwad’s mature unbeaten knock of 88 off 58 balls.
Team’s main run-scorer Faf du Plessis (320 runs) Moeen Ali was dismissed for a duck whereas Ambati Rayudu retired damage not out. Experienced Suresh Raina and Dhoni additionally failed to achieve the double digit rating because the staff was making 24 for 4.
But Gaikwad didn’t budge as he took the three-time champions to a good 156 for six. He solid a significant partnership with all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo, who scored 23 runs in eight balls to information the staff to victory. 150 run mark.
Defending a modest complete, CSK confirmed immense resilience as bowlers led by pacer Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo gave the “Yellow Army” their sixth win of the season.
Friday’s win will once more take them to the highest of the factors desk.
CSK may also have the choice of choosing younger England all-rounder Sam Curran, one of many breakout stars of final yr’s IPL, who shone with each bat and ball.
Chennai Super Kings Team: MS Dhoni (Captain) Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff , Krishnappa Gautam, Mitchell Santner, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagat Verma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team: Virat Kohli (captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chamira, Pawan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Baby, Vanindu Hasranga, George Garten, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikal , Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudesai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep, AB de Villiers.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS