Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, RCB Playing 11 vs CSK (Predicted), IPL 2022, RCB vs CSK. The 49th match will be contested between RCB vs CSK on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 7.30 PM in MCA Stadium, Pune. Ravindra Jadeja’s (who handed over the captaincy to MS Dhoni) side has had a poor start to the season with six losses.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, will be hoping to get those two points to move up to 12 and into a more comfortable place among the top teams in IPL season 15.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli finally came back to form by scoring 58 off 53 with the help of six fours and a six while Rajat Patidar made 52 off 32. Then late hitting from Glenn Maxwell (33 off 18) and Mahipal Lomror (16 off 8) helped them finish on a high of 170/6. But still, Gujarat won by 6 wickets.
However, not for the first time this season, Rahul Tewatia and David Miller dragged Gujarat Titans out of trouble, giving the table-toppers their eighth win in nine games in the process- the best-ever start by any team in an IPL season. When Gujarat Titans were 95 for 4, Royal Challengers Bangalore had the momentum, but an unbroken 79-run stand between Rahul Tewatia and David Miller consigned Faf du Plessis’ men to a third straight defeat.
In their previous encounter in IPL 2022, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) registered their first victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 23 runs at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
CSK reached a massive total of 216/4 thanks to Shivam Dube’s 95* and Robin Uthappa’s 88, before Maheesh Theekshana’s fantastic four-wicket haul, helped CSK secure their first win of the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will go into the match against Chennai on the back of a three-match losing streak. In their previous clash against the Gujarat Titans (GT), they went down by six wickets. Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar hit the fifties for RCB, but GT chased down the target of 171 with ease.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has 10 points from as many games with 5 wins and 5 losses and is placed 5th while CSK is languishing at 9th place in the points table with 6 points having won 3 and lost 6 games in the IPL 2022 points table.
While Virat Kohli scored a half-century in his last outing against Gujarat Titans, he took 53 balls to make 58 which put the other batters under pressure. There are some loopholes in the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling line-up as well with Mohammed Siraj being off-color this season.
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Faf du Plessis
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is playing the ongoing IPL 2022 under Faf Du Plessis who has so far played over 100 games in IPL history. Notably, the 37-year-old scored 633 runs for CSK in last year’s IPL 2021-winning campaign. He top-scored for Royal Challengers Bangalore against PBKS scoring 88, albeit in a losing cause, while he scored 96 in a winning cause against Lucknow Super Giants.
The RCB captaincy had fallen vacant when the previous captain Virat Kohli had announced before the start of the 2021 season that it would be his last as the franchise’s skipper. The veteran batter from South Africa Faf du Plessis was bought by the RCB for INR 7 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He has smashed 278 runs in IPL 2022 so far in 10 IPL 2022 games averaging 27.8 and is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leading run-getter.