CSK vs RCB score, IPL 2021: The biggest story after two weeks into IPL 2021 is Chennai Super Kings resurgence. After losing the first game, the three-time champions are on a winning trot. But now they come face to face against the only unbeaten side of the season, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Can MS Dhoni and Co end Virat Kohli’s Team RCB’s undefeated streak when the two giants clash in the first of Super Double Header Sunday?
A lot of the bright start is down to CSK’s newest top-order find, Moeen Ali, who has helped solve one of their biggest conundrums of IPL 2020. Last season, Chennai were guilty of allowing matches to drift away from them in the middle, in their flawed quest to take it deep, thereby finishing with the second-worst run rate (7.40). The arrival of Moeen as their No.3 has injected much-needed firepower, taking CSK’s middle-overs run rate to 9.56 this year – the best so far.
Interestingly, RCB too shares a similar story. Their in form explosive batting duo Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers plus Harshal Patel as their new death bowling option has helped RCB move out of Virat Kohli and de Villiers shadow.
It will be an interesting clash at Wankhede with the winner taking the pole position in the IPL 2021 points table.
CSK vs RCB update, IPL 2021 LIVE: When is Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE match?
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE is on April 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM IST.
CSK vs RCB update, IPL 2021 LIVE: Where is Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE match?
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
CSK vs RCB update, IPL 2021 LIVE: What to expect in Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE match?
The last league game at Wankhede also happens to be the first 3:30 PM start there. In the initial eight matches at the venue, teams chasing have won five times. But that trend could end due to a change in match timings. This is likely to end up being a ‘good toss to lose’.
CSK vs RCB, update, IPL 2021 LIVE: What is Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head?
CSK have won 16, RCB 9, of the 26 matches played between the two sides.
Chennai Super Kings
Dhoni has the entire squad at his service as there are no injury reports at the moment. Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood’s replacement, is still in isolation since arriving on April 18. He should be available for CSK next match against SRH on April 28.
CSK Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB too have a clean bill of health, with Daniel Sams joining their bio-bubble since recovering from COVID-19.
Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Sams/Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal