Chennai Super Kings will visit Royal Challengers Bangalore’s backyard, where RCB is more inclined to clinch victory in their favor. Records state that CSK has won 19 out of 30 matches against RCB since 2008, leaving the rest in RCB’s name. Their next match in the TATA IPL 2023 is on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. IST at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Home conditions are likely to give an advantage to the home team, but following India’s loss in the bilateral series, everyone has second thoughts. Plus, the Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans saw RR emerge victorious at GT’s home pitch. Meaning, Dhoni-led CSK has a chance to win the match against RCB. Plessis will be tasked with forming a valuable partnership with an in-form Kohli.
RCB has won and lost 2 matches each to rank in the 7th position with an NRR lower than CSK, which is ranked in the 6th position with the same number of wins and losses.
RCB’s last victory was against the Delhi Capitals. Kohli smashed a half-century, and his batting efforts were complemented by Vijay Kumar, who picked up three wickets with an economy of 4 runs throughout this 4-over spell. RCB’s opener was a stunning 8-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians.
Losses against KKR and LSG followed that, though. The defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, defeated CSK in the opener. Unbelievably, Dhoni and Jadeja missed the pursuit by three runs against the Rajasthan Royals, resulting in another loss. Sandeep Sharma relied on simplicity and diversity of lines to thwart Dhoni’s big-hitting. Two victories were achieved against LSG and MI, with LSG falling short by 12 runs and MI by 7 wickets.
RCB and CSK will see King Kohli and Thala Dhoni battle it out to climb the ladder in the TATA IPL 2023. Several betting sites for cricket are leaning towards RCB with the advantage of a home pitch and a star-studded line-up: Kohi, Plessis, and Maxwell. Another factor that is likely to work in their favor is the entry of Wanindu Hasaranga to replace Willey.
The Sri Lankan player is 25 years old and has 27 wickets to his name in just 19 IPL matches. CSK is ready with Dhoni, Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. What is likely to hurt their winning chances is the injured duo of Ben Stokes and Deepak Chahar. Also, Moen Ali has just recovered from an illness. If the previous match is anything to go by, Moen Ali has much to reflect on if he really wants to be in the game. Two crucial drops could have taken the match for CSK against RR.
Mohammed Siraj of RCB is anticipated to be the best bowler. Virat Kohli, from RCB, could be the best batsman in CSK vs. RCB. In 69 IPL games, he has 66 wickets to his name. Kohli’s form has served him well in this tournament. Fortunately, the 2023 ICC World Cup in India is only a few months away. Kohli’s form will undoubtedly be advantageous.