The two teams are sitting closely in the upper half of the points table. With 6 wins and 2 losses, MS Dhoni’s side is second-placed and will aim to take back the top spot from the Delhi Capitals, who have 14 points but an inferior net run-rate to CSK.
Virat Kohli’s men are positioned just below CSK at the third spot with 5 wins in 8 games; they had lost to KKR three days ago.
The Super Kings have a commanding head-to-head record over their southern rivals. The Yellow Army have registered 17 victories, while losing 9 matches, against RCB. CSK have also won 9 of the last 11 encounters between the two teams, including their previous one earlier this season when Ravindra Jadeja’s terrific all-round show downed RCB at the Wankhede Stadium.
The left-hander smacked 62 runs off 28 balls, including taking 37 runs off Harshal Patel’s last over, before he snapped a three-wicket haul with the ball, and effected a run-out.
IPL 2021, Match 35: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl first in Sharjah. Virat Kohli has made a couple of changes while CSK are unchanged.
IPL 2021, Match 34: RCB vs CSK, Playing XI Details:
Royal Challengers Bangalore playing XI:
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood