Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, will take on Chennai Super Kings in match number 24 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday. Bangalore go into the match having overcome the Delhi Daredevils in comprehensive fashion while Chennai have four wins from five matches in the tournament so far.
Bangalore put up a highly impressive performance against Delhi Daredevils. It was an AB de Villiers show all the way. And while that would please the hosts, it again reiterated how much they are dependent on Kohli and de Villiers. Apart from Mandeep Singh, to an extent, no one has really stood up with the bat.
In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav has got the breakthroughs while not bowling at the death. Mohammed Siraj has given him good support. Among the spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar have not quite been at their best.
CN’s Dream XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings: Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Quinton de Kock (W), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Manan Vohra, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav
If you take away the one close loss, Chennai Super Kings have been near impeccable. Right from the first game, they have found new heroes. What started with Dwayne Bravo against Mumbai Indians has carried on with Sam Billings, Dhoni, Shane Watson contributed big in the subsequent games. Ambati Rayadu rose to the occasion in the last match.
In further good news, Suresh Raina has recovered well after a poor start to IPL 2018. In the bowling, Deepak Chahar has made a mark with the new ball, while Watson has fired as an all-rounder.
CN’s Dream XI for Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: MS Dhoni (C) (W), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey