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IPL 2018 Match 35 LIVE! Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore; Full Updates, Scorecard, Commentary

Chennai Super Kings with face a somewhat resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 35 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. Bangalore go into the match with some degree of confidence having overcome Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter by 14 runs. Chennai faced a slight setback as they were undone by an inspired Kolkata Knight Riders.

Click here for live updates, match commentary, full scorecard of IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK

One of the key reasons behind Chennai’s loss against Kolkata was their rather surprisingly poor fielding. One of their best Ravindra Jadeja put down to two simple chances. Bowling is another area which would worry Chennai. They have failed to defend targets. Dwayne Bravo, somehow, has not been the same with the ball while Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh. Take out, Lungi Ngidi and KM Asif, and they have nothing much to show.

It is their batting that had been so incredibly brilliant in this IPL. Skipper MS Dhoni has led from the front with the bat. He once again showed his exemplary skills against Kolkata. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, and Suresh Raina have all been chipping in well constantly to ensure Chennai keep putting up runs on the board.

Although Bangalore go into Saturday’s tussle with a win under their belt, they still have their task cut out. Bangalore’s death bowling was highly impressive against Mumbai, which was one of the key reasons behind their victory. Tim Southee and Umesh Yadav were very impressive with the new ball, and even Mohammad Siraj for his act right after the pasting in the match against Chennai. Slowly by surely, Yuzvendra Chahal has also found his groove.

Bangalore’s batting has also significantly improved although they would be keen to have AB de Villiers back. Virat Kohli keeps churning out the big scores. Quinton de Kock had hit form. And, in the last game, Manan Vohra also contributed with a blazing innings. They would want things to come together similarly against Chennai.

Head-to-Head

Played 21. Chennai won 13, Bangalore won 7, No result 1

Head-to-Head record at MCA stadium

The two teams have never played against each other here

Full Squads

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C) (W), KM Asif, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Kanishk Seth, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, David Willey, Mark Wood

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Moeen Ali, Corey Anderson, Murugan Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Colin de Grandhomme, Quinton de Kock (W), Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers, Aniruddha Joshi, Sarfaraz Khan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Brendon McCullum, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Manan Vohra, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav

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