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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue upon the gained momentum when they square off against the inform Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 25 (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, Bangalore will be oozing with confidence after winning the last game against Delhi Daredevils (DD).
Virat Kohli’s men have struggled with bowling line-up like the previous editions. They have leaked too many runs which have caused them many problems at the earliest.
The Challengers needs to put their best game forward if they have to thump an inform Chennai team led by astute thinker himself Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Here is the predicted XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore;
Quinton de Kock (wk):
Quinton de Kock needs to provide a blistering start to Bangalore against a quality Chennai bowling attack.
So far, the southpaw has failed to live up to his expectations even after getting starts with the bat.
The team management will want him to bring A game and help Bangalore continue the winning run.
It will be a good opportunity for Manan Vohra to showcase his talent against a quality attack.
He had a poor debut for Bangalore in the last game and will want to come good in this outing.
Virat Kohli needs to step up to the occasion and lead the RCB batting unit. Although he has got starts but is yet to finish a game.
Kohli will be eager to take early control of the game and dominate the Chennai team.
AB de Villiers:
An inform de Villiers will be a huge advantage for the RCB dugout in this game.
Mandeep Singh has made useful contributions in the middle-order for Bangalore in almost all the outings.
He has adapted to different roles as per the situation. He will like to continue his efforts in the upcoming fixture.
The devastating all-rounder Corey Anderson has shown some hint of coming back to form in the last match.
Anderson has the capability of winning matches single-handedly and Bangalore will want an effort like this from him.
The young all-rounder Washington Sundar has been economical but has failed to pick wickets with the ball.
Kohli will want more wickets from Sundar – to stop this inform CSK batting.
He will also be eager to prove his worth against a side like Chennai.
The all-rounder from England Chris Woakes has done well in bits an pieces. At times, Woakes has been too expensive and has also bagged wickets.
He needs to be in his top form in a bid to rattle this Chennai line-up.
Umesh Yadav has led the Bangalore bowling attack. He has bowled with great pace and zeal and has taken wickets with the new ball.
He will have to continue his efforts if Bangalore wants to make any inroads into CSK’s batting.
Mohammed Siraj has shown a lot of promise over the last one year. However, he has been a bit expensive in the matches he has played so far.
He needs to restrict the run flow when Bangalore takes on a destructive Chennai side.
Yuvzendra Chahal has been a match-winner for the Bangalore side over the years. He has contained runs in the middle-overs and has been a go-to man for Kohli.
He will want to live up to his expectations and keep Royal Challengers Bangalore on the right track.
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