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RCB vs CSK LIVE streaming: RCB’s Faf du Plessis faces litmus TEST- Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and ex-CSK champion Faf du Plessis will have a big job on his hands on Wednesday. In one of the most riveting battles of IPL 2022, RCB will once again square off against CSK after losing the previous battle making it a hat-trick of losses to defending champions. Now, du Plessis has an even bigger battle as Dhoni is back at the helm of Chennai Super Kings. Follow all the IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

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RCB vs CSK LIVE IPL 2022: All you want to know

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Match: RCB vs CSK, 49th Match, Indian Premier League 2022

Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

 

IPL 2022 Playoffs RACE

Royal Challengers Bangalore (5th, 10 Points): Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have registered 5 wins in 10 matches. However, the three-time finalists have hit a rut with three consecutive losses, the latest coming in the last over against Gujarat Titans. The franchise have made life difficult for themselves and will hope that result go their way in the latter half of the tournament.

  • RCB need to win at least 3 matches out of 4 to qualify.
  • But the three wins should be with good margins as RCB have a negative Net Run Rate of -0.558.
  • Two wins may not be enough for RCB as every loss will decrease the NRR further.
  • RCB Remaining Matches: CSK, SRH, PBKS, GT

Chennai Super Kings (9th, 6 Points): MS Dhoni returned to captaincy after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down. The change in the helm helped as CSK returned to winning ways with a 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. Now, CSK will have to win all remaining five games and hope everything else goes their way to keep their faint hope alive.

  • CSK need to win all their remaining matches to qualify for Playoffs.
  • Even with 16 points, CSK’s way could be tough and win against MI and GT will be crucial.
  • CSK Remaining Matches: RCB, DC, MI, GT, RR

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CSK’s fragile bowling vis-a-vis Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s struggling batting line-up put the sides on an even keel as the two heavyweights face-off in an important mid-table claChennai Super Kings’ fragile bowling vis-a-vis Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s struggling batting line-up put the sides on an even keel as the two heavyweights face-off in an important mid-table clash of the IPL on Wednesday.

In cricket, when two strong and equally performing teams have a match-up, it promises a great contest but when two sides with specific weak-links are pitted against each other it makes the contest all the more exhilarating.

What makes RCB vs CSK clash interesting on Wednesday? The match also becomes an enticing one as Virat Kohli has finally found some form going his way and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back in the saddle and would do everything under his control to plot the downfall of India’s best batter.

Dhoni’s return as CSK skipper replacing an out-of-sorts and more so bereft of ideas Ravindra Jadeja, proved beneficial as they outscored a formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad, keeping their campaign alive with six points from nine games.

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While RCB are still on fifth place with 10 points from as many games, they seemed to have lost a bit of momentum with three back-to-back defeats primarily due to shoddy batting shows.

Virat Kohli key to RCB batting- RCB have been all-out for season’s lowest score –68 — and have also failed to chase a modest target of 145 in another game. Even in their last game versus Gujarat Titans, Kohli’s 58 off 53 balls was one of the reasons that RCB failed to score more than 170, which was below-par on a good batting track.

In Kohli (186 runs in 10 games) and skipper Du Plessis (278 from 9 games), RCB have one of the scariest of opening pairs but it hasn’t really translated into big performances. In case of Kohli, his form of late has been so bad that one can’t really blame him for taking his time to score runs. However, nearly nine of the 20 overs consumed for 58 runs will never be considered as a performance that can help the team.

Glenn Maxwell & Dinesh Karthik – Young Rajat Patidar, after a below-par last season, has shown some spark but the likes of Dinesh Karthik (218 from 10 games) and Glenn Maxwell (157 from 7 games) perhaps will need to do more than what they are currently contributing. Especially Karthik, whose form has tapered since he closed in a few chases earlier in the tournament.

On Wednesday, RCB will face a bowling line-up which isn’t an intimidating one with rookie Choudhary or Simarjeet Singh, still trying to find feet in an elite league and the most experienced spinner Ravindra Jadeja having completely lost form due to the leadership burden, which he was forced to relinquish.

In such a backdrop, whoever wins will only add to the ‘mid-table muddle’ as most teams between six to 10 points are clubbed together making it an interesting next four weeks.

RCB vs CSK Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Faf du Plessis (Captain), 2, Virat Kohli, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Rajat Patidar, 5 Suyansh Prabhudesai, 6 Shahbaz Ahmed, 7 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Mohammed Siraj.

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Devon Conway, 3. Robin Uthappa, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Shivam Dube / Simarjeet Singh 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni, 8 Mitchell Santner / Moeen Ali, 9 Mukesh Choudhary, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Dwaine Pretorious.

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Rajat Patidar, Siddharth Kaul

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayadu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Subranshu Senapati, K Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

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