Media houses never fail to pick on any slightest of news featuring any sort of rift between Virat Kohli IPL 2018 and MS Dhoni IPL 2018 as those two are the biggest names in Indian cricket at the moment, and those 2 Gladiators will take on each other on April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) as IPL 2018 sees its first edition of RCB vs CSK battle. Both teams have followed the recent trend of their previous IPL campaigns as RCB are battling it out at the bottom of IPL table while CSK are giving tough competition to SRH team 2018 and KXIP team 2018 to stay at the top of IPL table. Ahead of this all-important game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, we take a look at the IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK prediction and look to draw out a viable comparison between the two teams and look to pick out the winner in tonight’s match. IPL RCB vs CSK prediction is a tricky and risky thing to do given the unpredictable nature of two captains involved in the match. Both Kohli and Dhoni might share different personalities on the cricket field but both are equally capable of making surprise team selection and are not afraid to experiment on the field. IPL RCB vs CSK prediction will give both captains an opportunity to assert their authority on the other. Despite the constant reported stories of a rift between Kohli and Dhoni, the duo has played with each other for Team India and have set aside all the differences and will have the chance to test each other with their tactic as the captain of their IPL side. Let us taken a look at the factors responsible for dictating the IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK prediction, RCB playing 11 today, CSK Playing 11 today, and squads for both teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match Details
Match Date: 25 April 2018, Wednesday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Who will win today’s IPL match? IPL 2018 CSK vs RCB Prediction
Ahead of the highly-anticipated IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK match, we offer our IPL prediction tips which so far has seen 90% success this IPL and in Today’s IPL match prediction, we are backing Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match in our RCB vs CSK match prediction. The basis of our RCB vs CSK prediction is purely on the team’s chemistry for the Chennai Super Kings and familiarity of RCB team 2018 playing at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
When CSK team 2018 made their selections in the IPL 2018, it was quite obvious that they were backing their spinners to do the work at their matches in the Chepauk Stadium. However, having lost the chance to play at The Chepauk, it is now up to the Chennai Super Kings to re-invent their strategy but RCB vs CSK prediction will be a tough one for the CSK team 2018 as the Chinnaswamy Stadium is not a conducive pitch for the spinners. RCB team 2018 do not rely on the spinners to do the damage and have the fast bowlers who can also pick up wickets. In Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj, and Chris Woakes, RCB team 2018 have 3 fast bowlers who can pick wickets.
Chris Woakes has picked 8 wickets in the IPL 2018 so far and is the joining top wicket-taker in the IPL 2018. Woakes and his death overs bowling has been a key factor for RCB to contain their oppositions below the score they were earlier on course to score. RCB vs CSK predictions has seen CSK team 2018 struggle with the same as Dwayne Bravo has not looked the same bowler this season which CSK team 2018 had signed at the auction. Ever since smashed for 3 sixes in an over by Andre Russell, Bravo has failed to replicate his death overs prowess which has hurt CSK’s IPL 2018 campaign so far. These are the factors which has prompted us to favor the CSK team 2018 to win this match and put upon further troubles for the RCB team 2018.
IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK Match Prediction – (Chennai Super Kings) CSK to win the match.
RCB team 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2018
It has been mentioned quite a number of time now about how RCB team 2018 need to pick their game or else they will be staring in the face of finishing in the bottom or 2nd bottom place in the IPL 2018 table. When the IPL 2018 kicked off, many tipped RCB team 2018 to finally lift the curse of not winning an IPL title behind them and ensure they finally do justice the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who have been there throughout the barren run for the franchise. For a chance, RCB team 2018 decided to let go Chris Gayle and tried to focus on the team rather assembling a strong group of individuals. Unfortunately for RCB team 2018, none of that is working until now. Their bowling looks still off color and as compared to other clubs, RCB team 2018 look the easiest team to chase again. As for their batting, it all comes to Kohli and ABD and such is the irony with Gayle gone now that RCB team 2018 needs both of them to click game in game out for them to have any chance of winning crucial matches.
CSK team 2018, Chennai Super Kings Squad 2018
Chennai Super Kings (CSK team 2018) squad was built on pure emotional value as they decided to sign all the 5 players who had formed the nucleus of CSK’s multiple IPL title wins. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, and Murali Vijay were re-signed by the CSK team 2018. Only one miss out on the reunion was Ravi Ashwin who joined the KXIP team 2018. MS Dhoni has always been the skipper who likes to operate with spin bowling and he got his wish with Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Ravi Jadeja, and Karn Sharma included in the CSK team 2018. Only bit which has looked weak for the CSK team 2018 is the fast bowling department which sees Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson is the only fast bowlers for the CSK team 2018.
IPL RCB vs CSK Playing 11 Today, IPL T20 Match 24
IPL RCB vs CSK playing 11 will more be about deciding on the playing 11 combination as well as he batting order for both the teams. CSK Playing 11 today will need to take the final call as Dwyane Bravo needs to bat ahead of Ravi Jadeja in key games like CSK found out in their chase against KXIP team 2018. It was Jadeja’s slow-paced innings vs KXIP which did not help MS Dhoni to mound a serious chase and pull off the impossible run chase. RCB playing 11 today vs CSK will also have similar issues as they need to sort out their batting order and perhaps user Virat Kohli at number 3 and use AB de Villiers at number 4 to give solidity to the RCB playing 11 today vs CSK team 2018.
Probable RCB Playing 11 vs CSK
Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Washinton Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd Siraz, Umesh Yadav
Probable CSK playing 11 vs RCB
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur