Sunday will witness a clash of the titans as MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The top-two teams are riding high on confidence this season and will be looking to keep their winning momentum going.
Chennai Super Kings are way ahead in the head-to-head clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, having won 16 out of the 26 matches between the two teams. Dhoni would want the yellow brigade to stretch this record when they take the field against Kohli’s RCB.
Both teams won their last games, in fact RCB is the only side in IPL 2021 which hasn’t tasted defeat so far. Tinkering with the winning combination is not something which the captains prefer therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if both Dhoni and Kohli decide not to make any changes in their respective playing XIs.
LIKELY PLAYING XIs
Chennai Super Kings Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI: Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
DREAM XI PREDICTIONS
For those of you who are participating in the Dream11 contest, we have some suggestions which could help you pick an XI which comprises of the best players from both the teams.
Dream XI: Faf du Plessis, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj.
CSK & RCB FULL SQUADS
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams.