Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 22, CSK vs RCB
CSK vs RCB: Match Preview.

Last Update on: April 12th, 2022 at 02:23 pm

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 22, CSK vs RCB- Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022, Match 22 is to be played on 12th April 2022, 19:30 IST at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an IPL 2022 match on Tuesday (April 12).

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CSK will be eager to script a turnaround for a familiar foe. The CSK have lost all of their first 4 matches in a row in IPL 2022, a first since 2010, and they are winless in IPL 15.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Image: BCCI

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 22, CSK vs RCB

So the Chennai outfit led by new skipper Ravindra Jadeja will be keen to get on to the table with 2 points. At the other end, RCB under Faf du Plessis is one of the teams that have gone off the block in some pace, by having valuable 6 points. The Bangalore side will be looking to bag those two points by winning against out of form Chennai and go to 8 points to be in a more comfortable position among the top rung teams.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Image: BCCI

During the doubleheader on Saturday, two heavyweights, the Chennai Super Kings, and the Mumbai Indians, each suffered their fourth consecutive defeat. Bangalore and Chennai have faced each other in 28 matches in IPL. Out of these 28 games, Bangalore has won 9 whereas Chennai has come out victorious on 18 occasions. 1 match ended without a result.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News- Harshal Patel May Be Unavailable For CSK For Leaving Bio-Bubble

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel left the team’s bio bubble in Pune due to the sudden demise of his sister. The Haryana pacer will some spend time with his family in these tragic circumstances and will reportedly link up with the RCB contingent in a day or two.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Image: BCCI

The 2021 Purple cap winner was not retained by RCB ahead of IPL 2022. However, the Bangalore management bid aggressively for Patel and procured his services for a hefty sum of 10.75 crores at the mega auction. The 31-year old pacer has done complete justice to his price tag so far by churning out consistent performances for the RCB franchise. Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker for the side after four games, with six scalps at an exceptional economy rate of 5.50.

Anuj Rawat guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 7-Wicket Victory Over Mumbai Indians. Anuj Rawat departed after a well-made half-century-66 runs off 47 balls before being run out. The return of Glenn Maxwell would definitely strengthen RCB. Harshal Patel is doubtful and may be replaced by Siddharth Kaul or Chama V Milind.

Chennai Super Kings- Team News- Rajvardhan Hangargekar Should Be Given A Chance In Place Of Mukesh Choudhary

Under a new captain Ravindra Jadeja, Chennai Super Kings have experienced the worst start to a season in their history. It is still early days in the tournament, but fans did not expect such a lackluster performance from the most consistent franchise in the IPL.

Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad (Image Credit: Twitter)

One of the major reasons for Chennai Super Kings’ triumph last season was the incredible success of the opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Both openers scored over 600 runs. With no Faf du Plessis in the mix this year, the onus was on Ruturaj Gaikwad to continue his prolific form. He was, after all, the Orange Cap holder last season. So far this season, he had been completely out of sorts, scoring just 18 runs in the first four matches.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings had huge hopes from their main pacer, Deepak Chahar, who was bought for a whopping ₹14 crore in the IPL auction. But his injury right before the season’s start was a massive blow to the team management. Tushar Deshpande and Mukesh Choudhary have looked ordinary so far. With no pace to trouble the opposition, they have never looked threatening during any phase of the game.

Ravindra Jadeja took over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings just before the season started after MS Dhoni decided to step down. However, Ravindra Jadeja has looked mediocre as a captain, often getting the bowling changes wrong.

Chennai Super Kings might give youngster Rajvardhan Hangargekar a rope in place of Mukesh Choudhary. Besides his contribution with the ball, Rajvardhan Hangargekar is also handy with the bat in the lower order. In the U19 World Cup earlier this year, he did show a glimpse of his all-around talent. Rajvardhan Hangargekar scored 52 runs, including an unbeaten 39, and picked up five wickets in six matches.

Among Chennai Super Kings’ batters, only Shivam Dube (112 runs averaging 28) and Robin Uthappa (102 runs averaging 26.5) have amassed in excess of 100 runs in IPL 2022. MS Dhoni has also contributed by scoring 92 runs (averaging 46) but should bat higher up the order as their remaining batters Moeen Ali-82 runs, Ambati Rayudu-82 runs, Ravindra Jadeja-66 runs have failed to come out with valuable contributions.

Ruturaj Gaikwad managed only 18 runs in 4 games while Devon Conway who scored 3 in his debut IPL game didn’t get a chance to feature again. In the wickets column, Dwayne Bravo has picked 6 scalps and Dwaine Pretorious has picked 4 wickets, both averaging less than 20.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube. Image: BCCI

Although Mukesh Choudhary and Tushar Deshpande have picked 2 and 1 wicket apiece, their averages are over 60 and it’s time to replace the duo.