Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in match 49 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. This mid table clash features one of the weakest bowling line-ups (Chennai) and one of the weakest batting line-ups (Bangalore) of this season. Some of the biggest names present in these two teams have underperformed.
Both CSK and RCB are currently struggling to make it to the playoffs. RCB have won five of their 10 games and are currently sixth in the points table. CSK, placed in the ninth spot, have won only three of their nine games, including the most recent one which was captained by MS Dhoni. Ahead of the clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the CSK management announced that Ravindra Jadeja had handed over the captaincy back to MS Dhoni.
RCB and CSK have played 28 games between them, with Chennai winning 19 and Bangalore winning nine. When the two teams met earlier in the tournament, CSK won by 23 runs. Batting first, CSK posted 216 runs on the board with help from Robin Uthappa’s 88 and Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 95. Later, Maheesh Theekshana picked up four wickets to help the side defend the target. No RCB batsman could get to a half century.
Chennai Super Kings - Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo/Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood