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Royal Challengers Bangalore added a rare win to their kitty against KKR 2 nights back, and now they face off Chennai after having been thrashed in the season opener. One can look back at that game and safely assume that it was a game that set the tone for RCB for the matches to come.
Chennai Super Kings have been enjoying their typical success as the table toppers and they seem to have it all covered. But it may not be easy to stop the Kohli juggernaut.
Weather Conditions: The weather will be nice and cool during the game, and the players should enjoy their outing. The temperature should remain in the 20s during the entire match time.
Pitch Report: The pitch should yet again be flat, and run scoring should be easy for those who can capitalise.
Probable Playing XI:
RCB – 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Virat Kohli (capt), 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Moeen Ali, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Akshdeep Nath, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Mohammed Siraj
CSK – 1 Shane Watson, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Shardul Thakur/ Harbhajan Singh, 11 Imran Tahir
Royal Challengers Bangalore might only look to make one change and that is of AB de Villiers coming in place of Klaasen. However the final assessment of AB de Villiers be done on the match day. He was out of the previous game after getting hit by a bouncer bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. The skipper of Chennai should ideally be back after having recovered from a spasm. Harbhajan Singh tasted great success against Bangalore in the 1st game and he might be back again to try and do the same.
Winner prediction: Chennai Super Kings