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Chennai Super Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 35 of IPL 2021 on 24 September at Sharjah Cricket Association Ground, Sharjah. Royal Challengers Bangalore last played in Abu Dhabi, where they were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, recently won a game in Dubai against Mumbai Indians by 20 runs. In the history of the IPL, the two teams have played 27 matches against each other, with Chennai Super Kings winning 18 and Royal Challengers Bangalore winning 9. Against Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore will try to improve their record. .

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the batting side and slightly better for pacers.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 34 – 35 °C


Total matches                                     13

Matches won batting first                   9

Matches won bowling first                 4

Average 1st Inns scores                   149

Average 2nd Inns scores                  131

Highest total recorded                       215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded                        90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED

Highest score chased                        140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO

Lowest score defended                     154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) MS Dhoni – The right-handed batsman has exceptional batting and wicket keeping skills, as well as a captaincy style that straddles the line between conservatism and unconventionality. He is a must pick for this match.

Matches – 339

Runs – 6861

Average – 38.54

2) AB de Villiers – The right-handed batsman’s overflowing talent and temperament has helped his team in the past matches. He is an experienced player in this format.

Matches – 333

Runs – 9318

Average – 37.57

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Suresh Raina – He is an attacking  left-handed batsman with tenacity and ability to split the field with powerful stroke play. His experience in this format and past performances for his franchises have earned him a respectable place in the squad.

Matches – 332

Runs – 8621

Average – 32.40

2) Virat Kohli  – The right-handed batsman is an aggressive hard hitter  player who has shown that he can lead his team with an impressive growth in this IPL. He is in great form and can be trusted to give good fantasy points.

Matches – 312

Runs – 9934

Average – 41.56                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3) Faf Du Plessis –  He has established himself as one of CSK’s most consistent batsmen due to his class, composure, and ability to create innings and was recognised for his aggressive ball-striking and ability to score quickly.

Matches – 258

Runs – 6532

Average – 30.66

4) Devdutt Padikal – He is a young left handed batsman who is a vital component of RCB as he has played excellent innings for them in the past. He has slowly laddered up the ranks to establish himself as an exceptional batter. He made 22 runs in the last match against KKR.

Matchess – 42

Runs – 1526

Average – 41.24

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Yuzvendra Chahal – The leg break googly bowler is an attacking spinner and leading wicket taker from his team. He is in good form and a wise pick for the next match. He took a wicket in his last match against KKR.

Matches – 208

Wickets – 228

Economy – 7.62

2) Deepak Chahar –  He is a traditional swing bowler who has incorporated T20 street smarts into his arsenal and has bowled deadly spells in the recent matches including the last Sri Lanka tour. He took 2 wickets against MI in the last match.

Matches – 105

Wickets – 124

Economy – 7.42

3) Mohammed Siraj – He rose as a seamer with a remarkably swift bowling style. He has a deceptive run up that dazzles even the most experienced batsman and he has bowled deadly spells for RCB in the past.

Matches – 75

Wickets – 96

Economy – 8.34

4) Josh Hazlewood – He is a tall and precise fast bowler with unrelenting line and length who has been a regular in CSK’s lineup. He has suffocated several batsmen with his unwavering accuracy, and he has also sought to add a few changes to his arsenal to suit the format.

Matches – 49

Wickets – 57

Economy – 7.36

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Dwayne Bravo – Bravo is the all-rounder, CSK have been benefitting from as he has plenty of flair and skill as a batsman and seam bowler. From the start of his IPL career, Bravo’s abilities and self-assurance on the big stage were undeniable.

Matches – 501

Runs – 6597

Average – 23.81

Wickets – 543

Economy – 8.30

2) Ravindra Jadeja – The left handed batsman and slow left arm othodox bowler has established himself as a skilled fielder and hard hitting batsman in the middle order. His great wicket taking abilities and flair with the bat makes him a valuable pick for the next match.

Matches – 260

Runs – 2743

Average – 24.71

Wickets – 170

Economy – 7.63

Predicted Playing 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Kona-Srikar Bharat (WK), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood


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