RCB vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2021, Match 35. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is all set to go head to head with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 35th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, September 24. Notably, the teams have already faced off each other in the IPL 2021 India leg.
During the last encounter between the teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged victoriously. The MS Dhoni-led side won the toss and decided to bat first and the decision turned out to be a very good one for the team.
Almost all the batters performed well especially Ravindra Jadeja who scored 62 runs off just 28 balls. Notably, he smashed 37 runs in the last over bowled by Harshal Patel to help CSK reach 191 runs.
During the chase, the RCB batters struggled a lot at the Wankhede surface. Ravindra Jadeja once again showed his class with the ball in hand as he managed to bag 3 wickets. And Eventually, CSK won the game by 69 runs by stopping RCB at 122.
RCB VS CSK Match Preview- IPL 2021, Match 35
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
The MS Dhoni-led side had an outstanding start in the IPL 2021 UAE leg. Currently, they are sitting at the number 2 spot in the points table with 6 wins in 8 games.
CSK went head to head with Mumbai Indians in their first IPL 2021 UAE game. Batting first they faced a collapse and were reduced at 24/4. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad saved Chennai Super Kings by scoring exceptional 88 runs. Also, Dwyane Bravo played an amazing cameo of 23 which helped CSK post 156 runs on the board.
When CSK entered the ground to defend the target all the pacers looked excellent and all of them got at least one wicket in their name. Also, they managed to stop Mumbai Indians at the score of 136 and clinched the victory by a good margin of 20 runs.
CSK full Squad
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Lungi Ngidi, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Imran Tahir
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced a humiliating loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first IPL 2021 UAE game. Notably, they were bowled out at the score of 92 and big names like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Ab De Villiers failed to score good runs for the team.
Devdutt Padikkal top-scored for the team with 22 runs under his belt. When they came to defend the target bowlers didn’t look confident and they had a very poor approach which eventually resulted in Bangalore losing the game by 9 wickets. Notably, the big loss of 9 wickets caused a lot of problems for their Net Run Rate. Currently, they are placed in the number 3 position with a Net Run Rate of 0.706.
RCB full squad
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddin, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep