Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match which was their first win of the season.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL 2022 on Wednesday. It will be the second game of the season for both the teams against each other. Chennai had defeated Bangalore in the first game by 23 runs and it was their first win of the season. Bangalore have lost three of their past games and will need to win this one to keep their hopes alive of featuring in the playoffs. They are currently placed in the 5th position in the points table with 5 wins in 10 matches.
Chennai have managed to win 3 out of 9 matches and the change in captaincy did work for them in the last game. The team would hope to win the remaining 5 matches and have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 49
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 4th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs CSK, Match 49 Pitch Report:
CSK won their last game against SRH at this very venue, while RCB lost their previous game here against RR. The pitch is expected to provide a lot of help to the batters as we saw in the last match. Spinners did find some support from the pitch during the initial matches but the same might not happen in this match. The team winning the toss can look to bat.
RCB vs CSK, Match 49 Probable Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana.
Top Picks for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Ruturaj Gaikwad: He made 99 runs off 57 deliveries in the previous match and helped CSK reach a total of 202 runs. Ruturaj won the Player of the Match award for this performance. In the last 4 matches, Ruturaj has scored 2 half-centuries and is likely to play a key role in this match.
Faf du Plessis: He is the leading run-scorer for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has made 278 runs in 10 matches at an average of 27.80 and a strike rate of 125.79. Du Plessis was dismissed for a duck in the last game and would be looking to make a comeback against his former franchise.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Shahbaz Ahmed: He has made some decent contributions for RCB with the bat. In the last game, he also picked 2 wickets for 26 runs in 3 overs. He is likely to play a key role for RCB in this match.
Ravindra Jadeja: He has managed to pick only 5 wickets in this edition of the tournament and with the bat, he is yet to score over 30 runs in an innings. He no longer would be feeling the extra burden of captaincy and might get back to his previous form. Hence, he should be there in your fantasy team.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Wanindu Hasaranga: Despite failing to pick a wicket in 2 matches, Wanindu Hasaranga is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament for RCB. He has picked 15 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 18.20, an economy of 8.02, and a strike rate of 13.6.
Mukesh Choudhary: He completely destroyed SRH’s chances of winning the last game with a four-wicket haul. He is the second on the list of bowlers with the most wickets for CSK this season. Mukesh will again have the responsibility of picking wickets at regular intervals in this match.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Dinesh Karthik: He has been dismissed for single-digit scores in the last 3 matches. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Karthik is the key player for RCB in the middle order.
RCB vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||15 Wickets|
|Dinesh Karthik||218 runs|
|Faf Du Plessis||278 runs|
|Sahbaz Ahmed||198 runs|
|Robin Uthappa||228 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik (vc), Virat Kohli, Devon Conway (c), Rajat Patidar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mukesh Choudhary.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mukesh Choudhary (vc).
RCB vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Rajat Patidar: He batted in the number 3 position for RCB in the last game and made 52 runs off 32 deliveries. He added 99 runs for the third wicket along with former captain Virat Kohli. Patidar might again bat in this position only and RCB would hope that he might be able to produce similar innings.
Dwaine Pretorius: He picked 1 wicket but gave away 40 runs in 4 overs. In the match against Punjab Kings, he gave away 50 runs in 4 overs. Pretorius can also play an important for CSK with the bat, hence, you should have him in your fantasy. Still, he might be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Mahipal Lomror: He made his debut for RCB in the previous match and could make only 16 runs. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match as might bat in the lower-middle order.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.