Bangalore are in with a chance to improve their net run-rate
Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll this season and have notched up seven wins in 10 matches. They have steam-rolled teams with their bowling and have batted out of their skin to produce excellent results. RCB have been ruthless when it comes to winning close games and as they head into CSK a second time, it’s hard to see them miss out. They have better odds of 1.64 to win this fixture.
Chennai, on the other hand, have had a listless season so far and it reached a pinnacle against Mumbai as they were reduced to 3/4 batting first in Sharjah. Their senior guys haven’t quite stepped up and their season has gone wayward so far. Their odds of beating RCB stand at an unlikely 2.15.
Overall record well in favour of Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings have a much better history in this league in comparison to Royal Challengers Bangalore and the head to head record suggests as much with Chennai winning 16 matches as against just 9 by Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the last few head to head games, Chennai once again lead with a 6-2 win margin.
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Earlier this season, when these teams met, Royal Challengers Bangalore won by a convincing margin of 37 runs. Chennai, meanwhile, are nearly out of the tournament and will hope to give their young guys some more gametime.
Keep an eye on…
Mohammed Siraj: The RCB pacer ran through Kolkata Knight Riders and have an opportunity to do as much against Chennai when they face off in the afternoon game on Dubai. He has been good with the new ball and Chennai have an issue with movement up front with the new ball.
Chennai’s top-order: They were 3 for 4 and 21/5 vs Mumbai Indians the other night and the Chennai top-order has come under some heavy scrutiny. Against a strong bowling attack like RCB, Chennai’s top-order will be put under test yet again.