RCB would like to continue winning momentum and CSK would like to start winning. Who will triumph whom on Saturday evening?
Let’s have a look at some key battles for the match.
Faf is the second-highest run-scorer so far and the most successful batsmen for CSK. He has shown his class so far and has been the only in form batsmen for CSK. With CSK struggling with their batting, it will be a huge task for Faf to sail them over the line. Saini has improved as a bowler this time. From being on and off in the team to becoming a regular campaigner he has cemented his place. Although he has not taken many wickets, his line and length have been very tight. It will test his caliber against the CSK batting line up which is hungry to score runs.
Watson struggled with the bat in the initial phase of the tournament, but he has played amazingly well in the last 2 matches. Once he finds the form, there is no stopping to him. And once Watson fires, CSK finds themselves in a stronger position. CSK would expect the rookie opener to lead right from the start. Chahal has taken 8 wickets in 5 matches so far. He has been one of the reasons for the success that RCB has had this year. Chahal leads bowling from the front and inspires others around him to bowl up to their capabilities. With Watson struggling against leg spinners, will Chahal cause him some trouble?
Kohli has found his form and batted brilliantly in the last 2 matches. He likes to bat against as he has scored 747 runs against them. RCB looks a stronger side this time and with Kohli in form, it will become tough to beat them. RCB will be expecting their skipper to lead them from the front. Shardul Thakur did not feature in initial matches but his addition to the side has made their bowling stronger. He has taken 5 wickets in 3 matches so far and has looked in great shape. Will he cause the trouble to RCB skipper or Kohli hits him out of the park?
ABD has scored 155 runs so far and is the highest run-scorer for RCB. He has done a great job so far and has looked in great form. RCB will be expecting similar performances from their star batsmen in upcoming matches as well. RCB’s chances of winning increase whenever the ABD–Kohli duo is in form. Bravo’s addition to the side has given the team much-needed stability and the bowling line up looks much stronger. He has a great record against RCB, and he holds the capability to keep the RCB batsmen at bay. This battle will be a match deciding one.