Familiar Foes CSK look to end RCB`s winning streak
CSK will win the match
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||4||4||0||0||0||8||1.009|
|Chennai Super Kings||4||3||1||0||0||6||1.142|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||5||1||4||0||0||2||-0.675|
RCB are the only undefeated team in the IPL2021 so far with 4 wins in as many matches. They will look to continue their momentum and win matches on a trot to seal their place in the play-offs. They have a bit of history against their opponents CSK who have an edge over them in the IPL history. CSK lost their opening match but came back strongly to win their next three matches on a row this season. Their depth in the batting department has been an envy for every team this season. Both teams will look to get the better of their opposition in this South Indian derby.
CSK are back to their best after a poor season last year. Rituraj Gaikwad (64 runs) and Faf Du Plessis (95* runs) gave a brilliant start with a 115-run partnership. Moeen Ali`s move to No.3 has been a masterstroke by CSK this year as he gives momentum to their batting with his cameos every time. Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Sam Curran, Rayudu and Bravo form a big batting lien-up for CSK.
Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi claimed 7 wickets among themselves the last game. Shardul Thakur and Sam Curran were expensive with the ball last night but held their nerve at crucial times to win the match for their team. Ravi Jadeja and Moeen Ali will take care of the spin department of the team.
Top players to bet on:
Moeen Ali – Moeen Ali has scored 133 runs at a strike rate of 150+ this season. His cameos have provided the much needed boost to their batting line-up in the middle overs. He also has 4 wickets with the ball to his name.
Deepak Chahar – Deepak Chahar has re-invented his swing and has claimed 7 of this 8 wickets inside the powerplay so far. He will look to demolish the opposition`s top order wickets with the new ball in hand.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
|F du Plessis||95||60||9||4||158.33|
Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli (72* runs) and Devdutt Padikkal (101* runs) made an unbeaten 181-run opening partnership to make short work of the chase. Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers are in sublime form and have scored runs every time they batted in this season so far. Their batting line-up looks dangerous with 4 of the top 5 batsmen making big scores so far.
Their pace trio of Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Kyle Jamieson are bowling superbly in all phases of the game and have claimed 23 wickets so far. Spinners Yuzi Chahal and Washington Sundar have played second fiddle to the pacers so far and have been little inconsistent with their line and lengths.
Top players to bet on:
Deddutt Padikkal – Padikkal set the stage on fire with his maiden IPL century off 51 balls last night. He looked pleasing to eye but did also smashed 6 massive sixes to reach his century. He will be high on confidence and except to make a big score in this match too.
Mohd Siraj – Siraj is looking like a completely different bowler this season with 5 wickets at an economy of 6 RPO despite bowling in powerplay and death overs. His 1-run 19th over to Dre Russ will be a highlight reel this season.
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson
Mohammed Siraj, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikal, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, NA Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, DT Christian, Kyle Jamieson
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||1.94 k/h||From: N||40%|
|03h||28||0 mm.||1.26 k/h||From: NNE||34%|
|06h||30||0 mm.||3.62 k/h||From: NW||25%|
|09h||31||0 mm.||7.16 k/h||From: WNW||88%|
|12h||31||0 mm.||6.85 k/h||From: NW||94%|
|15h||30||0 mm.||2.04 k/h||From: SW||99%|
|18h||29||0 mm.||3.32 k/h||From: WSW||91%|
|21h||29||0 mm.||2.05 k/h||From: WSW||58%|
Mumbai will have temperature in the ranges early to mid-30s and it will be hot and humid with cool breeze along the seaside. Day match might cause the cracks to widen and bring the spinners into play.
Wankhade is one of the belter of tracks with batsmen scoring runs at ease. Both teams scored 200+ runs at this venue last match. We expect scores another run feast with scores in range of 180 -200 runs in this match here.
Chasing teams have a good success ratio at this venue and KKR almost chased down 220 runs from 31/5 last night. No target is safe at this venue with short boundaries and true nature of the pitch.
RCB`s batting has been top notch with their star players Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, ABD and Maxwell amongst the runs. CSK`s batting possess a different challenge with their depth and their batting unit keeps smashing boundaries despite the fall of wickets in the final overs so far. RCB has a slightly better bowling attack than CSK in the pace department. They go neck-to-neck in spin department but MSD`s street smartness in using spinners will come in handy in this match. We expect CSK to win this match and end RCB`s winning streak owing to their all-rounders.
CSK will win the match