In a clash of titans, the two teams occupying the first two positions of the 2021 Indian Premier League points table will lock horns. On one hand will be the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have been absolutely flawless in this edition.
Virat Kohli’s men have won all of their first four games, and aiming to break their streak will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. The Whistle Podu army started off with a defeat, but haven’t put a foot wrong since then and have won their last three matches.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 25th April at 3:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal exposed the flatness of this wicket in Bangalore’s last game. Having said that, bowlers will get some purchase in the first innings.
Probable Playing XIs for CSK vs RCB:
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Top Picks for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Virat Kohli was getting starts in this year’s IPL, but the game against Rajasthan Royals was the occasion where he capitalized on a good start to play a long knock of unbeaten 72 runs.
The story is exactly the same for Faf du Plessis. He had scored 30+ runs on two occasions prior to the last match, but scored a match-winning 95 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell had a peaceful day last time out against Rajasthan as the team got the job done without requiring his services. But the Aussie has already scored two half-centuries in this season.
Moeen Ali is earning points both with his batting and bowling. While he scored a quick-fire 25 in the last game, he picked up 3 wickets in the match before that.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Deepak Chahar picked up his second four-fer of the season in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders. His first was against Punjab Kings, where he conceded only 13 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have a plethora of gun pacers, but surprisingly, Harshal Patel has emerged as their strike bowling option. He picked up 3 wickets in the last game and has scalped at least 2 wickets in all of the matches he has played in IPL 2021.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Like Glenn Maxwell, Bangalore did not require AB de Villiers’ services in the last game, but in the match before that, he scored a splendid 76.
CSK vs RCB Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 T20 matches)||Dream11 Points|
|Harshal Patel||12 wickets||79, 68, 64, 175, 10|
|Faf du Plessis||181 runs||136, 55, 65, 2, 38|
|Moeen Ali||133 runs, 5 wickets||41, 130, 102, 60, 2|
|Virat Kohli||223 runs||100, 18, 53, 57, 107|
|AB de Villiers||181 runs||12, 117, 19, 84, 103|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
AB de Villiers (c), Faf du Plessis (vc), Virat Kohli, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (vc), Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Shardul Thakur
CSK vs RCB Risky Captaincy Picks:
Devdutt Padikkal’s knock against Rajasthan Royals was a thing of beauty. He scored 101 runs from 52 deliveries, which made a competitive target of 178 look like a cakewalk.
Another youngster who performed well in the last game is Ruturaj Gaikwad. He justified his selection in the CSK team by scoring 64 runs from only 42 deliveries.
Player you should avoid:
Yuzvendra Chahal is having a very tough time in this season’s IPL. He has picked up 2 wickets in 4 matches and went wicketless in the last game. Hence, you can give him a miss for this match.
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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.
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