CSK vs RCB: Head-to-head, Probable Playing XI and other stats
Chennai Super Kings face Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 35 of the Indian Premier League 2018 in a double-header Saturday in Pune. MS Dhoni's CSK would be wanting to bounce back from the defeat against KKR as RCB would want to notch another victory. Like the last match between these two sides, we expect another run-feast today. Here is our pre-match report.
CSK have dominated RCB in head-to-head encounters
They two sides have met a total of 21 times in IPL. CSK have won 13 games as against RCB's 7 wins with one game having no-result. Further, CSK have defeated RCB in all of the last five games. In the first meeting between the two sides this season, CSK chased down RCB's 206-run target with MS Dhoni scoring 70*.
CSK vs RCB: Tale of two captains
MS Dhoni has enjoyed batting against RCB in IPL. He has amassed the most runs by any player against RCB (678). RCB skipper Virat Kohli too has stayed to the task like his counterpart. He has scored more runs against the men in yellow, than any other player. He has an impressive 724 runs at 42.59 with a SR of 126.80.
Probable Playing XI - Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif
Probable Playing XI - Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal