Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a clash with Chennai Super Kings in the 22nd match of IPL 2022.
CSK have been struggling so far in the tournament under the new leadership of Ravindra Jadeja.
They haven’t been able to win a single game so far and lost all of their first four matches of this season.
CSK have only posted one 200 plus score so far while scoring sub-par totals in the other three games.
Due to this forgettable performance, the defending champions are currently placed at the bottom of the points table.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore is in superb form as they have registered 3 wins in 4 games.
RCB is currently placed at the 4th position on the points table of IPL 2022.
Chennai Super Kings played their last game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad where they suffered a convincing 8-wickets defeat.
CSK posted 154 runs after batting first, Moeen scored 48 runs.
SRH chased down the total in the 18th over due to an excellent knock from Abhishek Sharma who scored 75 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore played their previous game against the 5-time champions Mumbai Indians where they defeated them by 6 wickets.
After losing their first 6 wickets for 79 runs, Suryakumar Yadav helped Mumbai to reach 151 runs from their 20 overs.
Suryakumar Yadav remained unbeaten on 68 runs off just 37 balls.
RCB chased down the total in the 19th over with still 7 wickets in hand.
Anuj Rawat scored 66 while Virat Kohli scored 48 runs for his side.
The return of Glenn Maxwell would definitely strengthen RCB.
Harshal Patel will not be available owing to a death in his family.
He may be replaced by Siddharth Kaul or Chama V Milind.
Teams: RCB vs CSK
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy
Date: 12th April, Tuesday
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Head to head record
Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in the IPL history.
Total Matches Played: 28
CSK won: 18
RCB won: 9
Tie/no results: 1
RCB Probable Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep
CSK Probable Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja ©, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary
Star bowler of the match
Wanindu Hasaranga has been exceptional in the middle-overs for RCB this season.
He is not only picking up wickets but also blocking runs.
He will be the star bowler of today’s match.
Star batsman of the match
Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 48 run knock before suffering a controversial LBW out.
Kohli has got his form back and he can score a big knock against CSK today.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Dinesh Karthik is in excellent form and he is brilliantly playing the finishing role for RCB.
He is once again expected to play match-winning knock for his side today.
Star all-rounder of the match
Moeen Ali is performing well with the bat for CSK but he is not getting enough chances with the ball.
CSK is expected to use him as a bowler also in this game and he can shine with both bat and ball.
Who will win?
Chennai Super Kings are in desperate need of a victory to not only open their account on the points table but also get some confidence for making a comeback into the tournament.
Despite having good players in their lineup, CSK is not getting the desired results.
RCB will be full of confidence after winning their last game against Mumbai Indians.
RCB don’t have a good record against CSK but they have a great chance to defeat CSK today.
The team combination of RCB is also looking better than the defending champions.
Hence, our prediction for match 22 is that Royal Challengers Bangalore will beat Chennai Super Kings.