RCB vs CSK Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 49 of IPL 2022 in Pune on May 4, Wednesday. This is CSK’s second straight game in Pune in the space of four days. CSK beat RCB when the first teams met earlier in the CSK. Ahead of this game RCB are placed fifth on the points table while CSK is ninth.
A total of 74 matches will be played across the four venues in Maharashtra in IPL 2022. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Group A has teams like MI, KKR, DC, RR, and LSG. Group B consists of CSK, RCB, SRH, PBKS, and GT.
RCB vs CSK Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni was reinstated as CSK captain which made an immediate impact on the side. Ruturaj Gaikwad who was struggling so far in the season was back amongst the runs, Devon Conway on his comeback game was back amongst runs as well. The top-order fired against SRH and posted a score over 200. The bowlers defended the score as normalcy was restored in the camp.
Chennai needed to win all their remaining six games to give themselves a chance of making it to the playoffs and they started that mission on a winning note. Now they need to win their last five games which seems very much possible with MS Dhoni back at the helm.
Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB have lost their last three games but ate still placed fifth on the points table. Virat Kohli’s return to form was not enough to see his team home. The side needs to be struggling at the top of the order, with Faf du Plessis now seemingly out of form.
The side has seemed to lose the plot here with three consecutive losses. WIth the points table getting tighter with every game, RCB needs to find a way to win. They need to win their last four games remaining to stay alive in the season.
Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Siddharth Kaul