IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Preview, Predicted XIs, Head-to-Head, Live Streaming and Match Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore are on top of the table while Chennai Super Kings are close behind in second place.

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CSK vs RCB

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the nineteenth match of the Vivo IPL 2021 on Sunday, 25th April at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Both the teams are coming off the back of wins in their last match and would look to continue the good form.

IPL 2021: CSK vs RCB – Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are in excellent form at the moment as they have won three matches in a row. After a loss in the opening game against Delhi Capitals (DC), the MS Dhoni-led side has come up with a splendid comeback that has seen them batting with intent and exploding whenever needed.

In their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave the side a spectacular start which was capitalized on by the middle-order who scored useful cameos to take the score past 200. Deepak Chahar then took four wickets to rock KKR before Andre Russell and Pat Cummins gave the Men in Yellow an almighty scare.

The bowling could thus, be a slight point of worry. However, CSK would fancy their chances of getting a win today.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are flying high at the moment and the mood in the camp is upbeat as ever, as is evidenced from the various videos posted by the side’s social media handles. For the first time ever, the Virat Kohli-led side has won each of its first four matches and sit atop the table.

In their previous match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), the RCB bowlers delivered in the Powerplay by picking up four quick wickets before the opposition did a rescue act to take the score to 177. The score was then made a mockery of by Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli with the former getting a century and the latter getting a fifty to remain unbeaten.

With such a comprehensive win, RCB would be confident of beating CSK as well.

IPL 2021 Match 19 – CSK vs RCB Match Details

  • Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Date and Time: 25th April, 3:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Live Streaming Details: The match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Weather Report

The weather in Mumbai is expected to be hot in the afternoon hovering around 33 degrees Celsius. There would be no chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium has produced run-fests and it would be no surprise if we see another one. On occasions, the pitch has produced swing and spin as well and if that is the case, the bowlers would get into the games. Team winning the toss would most likely opt to field first.

Predicted Playing XI

Both teams wouldn’t want to make too many changes to a winning combination.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Moeen Ali
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sam Curran
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Lungi Ngidi

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • AB de Villiers
  • Washington Sundar
  • Kyle Jamieson
  • Kane Richardson
  • Harshal Patel
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

IPL 2021: CSK vs RCB – Head to head and Match Prediction

Ms Dhoni and Virat Kohli
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

Head to head (last 5 matches)

  • CSK won by 8 wickets
  • RCB won by 37 runs
  • RCB won by 1 run
  • CSK won by 7 wickets
  • CSK won by 6 wickets

Match Prediction

Both sides are in terrific form at the moment. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore look near-unstoppable at the moment. They don’t seem to have a lot of weaknesses and at the Wankhede Stadium, the likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers would love the ball coming on to the bat. RCB might thus win this one.

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