Date & Time : 17th April 2023, 7:30 PM IST
Venue : M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
RCB have so far lacked consistency and it has cost them games, they can improve upon it. They on the standings are currently 7th after 4 games with just 4 points. The nrr is a -0.316.
In terms of the batting department they have shown the firepower and will look to maximize it. On the bowling front they can improve.
Coach Bangar and co. will have to be tactical.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings too have lacked consistency and will look to improve upon it. On standings they are 6th after 4 games with 4 points. The nrr is +0.225.
In terms of their batting they have a balanced squad. Bowling wise they will look to improve upon.
Coach Fleming will have the strategies ready and players shall look to execute.
For the wicket it will be a good one for batting as is the case in Bengaluru usually
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
RCB XI : F. du Plessis (C), V. Kohli, M. Lomror, G. Maxwell, W. Hasaranga, S. Ahmed, D. Karthik (WK), W. Parnell, M. Siraj, H. Patel, VV Kumar.
CSK XI : R. Gaikwad, D. Conway, A. Rahane, M. Ali, R. Jadeja, S. Dubey, MS Dhoni (C), S. Magala, T. Deshpande, M. Theekshana, A. Singh.
I think it should be a close game between two Southern rivals but Bangalore will be at home. Toss to play a part again. In the end the better team will win which commits lesser mistakes.