Guwahati: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and deliver an improved performance against three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While Bangalore started their UAE leg of IPL 2021 with a defeat, MS Dhoni’s Chennai unit registered a comprehensive win against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Bangalore are currently third on the points table with five wins from eight games. Chennai are second with six victories and a win against Kohli’s men will take them back to the top of the table.
All eyes will be on RCB openers Devdutt Padikkal (217 runs) and skipper Virat Kohli to provide them with a solid start. AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell will also look to bolster RCB’s batting unit against a strong CSK attack. For Chennai, Ruturaj Gaikwad has done exceptionally well so far. His unbeaten knock of 88 off 58 balls steered CSK to an easy win against Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood