Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on 25 April, in Match 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Having won four out of four matches, RCB are currently sitting at the top of the points table. CSK, on the other hand, are at second place. MS Dhoni & co. have managed three wins in four attempts.
Both teams are equally balanced and have plenty of bowling options in their line-ups. Their batting, too, are reasonably deep. While Moeen Ali is enjoying his new role in CSK, at No. 3, the additions of Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, and Harshal Patel have made RCB a much more improved side in IPL 2021.
Riding on their winning forms, neither team is likely to make any change to their respective Playing XIs. The only exception to this may be Kane Richardson, who had an off day for RCB in their last match against Rajasthan Royals. Daniel Sams may replace him.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers can produce good value with the bat.
- Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja are the genuine match-winners.
- Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar and Kyle Jamieson can be handy with the ball.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
AB de Villiers, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (vc), Moeen Ali (c), Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kyle Jamieson, Lungi Ngidi.