Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL 2022 on Wednesday. It will be the second game of the season for both the teams against each other. Chennai had defeated Bangalore in the first game by 23 runs and it was their first win of the season. Bangalore have lost three of their past games and will need to win this one to keep their hopes alive of featuring in the playoffs. They are currently placed in the 5th position in the points table with 5 wins in 10 matches.
Chennai have managed to win 3 out of 9 matches and the change in captaincy did work for them in the last game. The team would hope to win the remaining 5 matches and have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 49
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 4th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs CSK, Match 49 Pitch Report:
CSK won their last game against SRH at this very venue, while RCB lost their previous game here against RR. The pitch is expected to provide a lot of help to the batters as we saw in the last match. Spinners did find some support from the pitch during the initial matches but the same might not happen in this match. The team winning the toss can look to bat.
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RCB vs CSK, Match 49 Probable Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana