Chennai Super Kings will look to bounce back from their loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous game and all but seal a play-off spot when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League game at Bengaluru on Sunday (April 21).
Defending champions CSK will reach 16 points with a win at the M Chinnaswamy, a total that will likely guarantee them a place in the top 4.
RCB did beat KKR at Kolkata on Friday night when they defended 213 despite Andre Russell and Nitish Rana taking the game to the final over.
It was only their second win in nine games so far but it kept their play-off chances alive.
RCB will continue to sweat over the availability of AB de Villiers, who sat out of the KKR match. AB suffered a concussion after being hit on the helmet by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery during their loss to Mumbai Indians on Monday and the team is awaiting a medical clearance.
With AB de Villiers not playing on Friday, skipper Virat Kohli did the bulk of the heavy lifting and even scored his first century of the season.
With AB expected to be back for the next game, RCB will look to notch up their first home win of the season.
For RCB, all’s well that ends well. The Kohli-led side won a crucial match against KKR in their last clash but CSK is a tough nut to crack. RCB do not have much to lose, but everything to gain and that’s why they pose a tough challenge for Chennai.
Virat Kohli smashed a brilliant century while pacer Dale Steyn returned in their last match against KKR providing a much needed shot in the arm for the otherwise despairing side. AB de Villiers was rested as he was sick and he is likely to return to the RCB playing 11 against CSK.
Today ipl match team players name
CSK: MS Dhoni (C & WK), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
RCB: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (WK), AB De Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinus, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.