The most awaited match of DLF IPL 2012 between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Last time when both the team met each other it was one of the most thrilling encounter of this season, where CSK thrashed RCB in a last-ball thriller by chasing down 204 runs – this year’s highest total thus far. Both teams are equally balanced and look in good nick.
RCB’s hitting, as we have already seen from Gayle and AB de Villers sending apositions into distribution mode. Good news for RCB camp Tillakaratne Dilshan obtained his missing form against Rajasthan, which should create the warning alarms even more powerful for Chennai. But Virat Kohli’s form continues to be a issue for the Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori despite providing him a opportunity to start the innings against Rajasthan. Kohli has only obtained 129 runs at the striking rate of 18.42. On the bowling front, KP Appanna’s four-wicket haul against Rajasthan has added more firepower to Bangalore’s bowling attack, and would be well supported by well experienced bowler Zaheer Khan & Vinay Kumar.
Story for Chennai has been much the same as Bangalore. After a frustrating begin to the period, three successive benefits have permitted CSK to obtain some strength. Faf du Plessis has been a good with the bat and has been well supported by Subramaniam Badrinath both the opener giving a good start to the team. Suresh Raina running out of form and the absence of all rounder presence Albie Morkel, who was away in South africa to go to his friends funeral . Morkel is predicted to be returning back the match. But skipper MS Dhoni would want Raina to get back his form as similar to last year.
Expected 11 for today’s match:
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindara Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, AB deVillers, Mayank Aggarwal, Saurabh Tiwary, Daniel Vettori, Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, KP Appanna, Harshal Patel.
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