A Chance to Come Back: Can CSK Break the Winless Streak

A Chance to Come Back: Can CSK Break the Winless Streak

Opening night festivities for cricket enthusiasts; it is the first time that the CSK is playing against RCB in the Tata IPL Tournament. The Match is to be held at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai. As we all know, Chennai Super Kings-Royal Challengers Bangalore have sports rivalry between the cricket teams in the Indian Premier League. The titans' big clash today as CSK encounters the RCB for the 22nd Match of the IPL 2022 at 7:30 pm.

The CSK vs. RCB match can be live-streamed on Disney Plus Hotstar or watched on Star Sports TV channels. It will be engaging to see how Faf du Plessis performs against his former teammates at CSK. Faf du Plessis stated that he was looking forward to this Match during a pre-match interaction. Speaking about the current form of CSK, Faf du Plessis also expressed that the four times IPL winners can't be taken lightly and can't be written off.

CSK looking to finish its winless streak

The rudderless execution of the Chennai Super Kings under Ravindra Jadeja has been anything that voices of champions. In their four matches this season, the CSK could not win even a single game. To the suffering of the CSK fans, the team is now at the bottom of the IPL points table. In their last game, Sunrisers Hyderabad had defeated Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets. At the same time, the Royal Challengers Bangalore looks good at the fourth spot on the points table. In their last outing, the RCB beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.

CSK has a bowling-heavy side. However, it is the same department that has managed poorly. It also has some good batters, making it a top side. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, and MS Dhoni are the best players from the side to be looked out for. On the other end, RCB has a lot of batters, while its bowling appears attractive too, as the ones in the department are capable enough to upset the opposition. Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, and Jason Behrendorff will rule the match.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis is sure his players will not be under tension when they fight against the Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings in the 'Southern Derby. Over the years, the competition between RCB and CSK -- the four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champs -- has become one of the most expected clashes of the tournament, and stress and emotions are elevated both on and off the field.

RCB's Premier pacer Harshal Patel will not be available for today's match against CSK. Due to the sudden death of his sister, unfortunately, Harshal had to leave the RCB bio-bubble just after the last game against Mumbai Indians at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Although he is anticipated to join the camp before the match against CSK to re-enter the IPL, he will need to undergo a minimum quarantine of three days.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore is anticipated to play Siddarth Kaul in place of Harshal against CSK. In another critical update, the Aussie pace bowling duo of Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrendorff have already joined the RCB camp upon completing their quarantine.

Let’s take a look at the players

CSK: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius and Mukesh Choudhary.

RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj and Akash Deep.

Top Fantasy Picks

This season, the right-handed batsman Wanindu Hasaranga is playing for the RCB. The right-arm leg-break bowler has taken up eight wickets in this tournament. Fans and RCB will envision a great show from him today.

CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja, the left-handed batsman, hopes to make a difference in today’s match. So far, he has scored 66 runs this season.

Faf du Plessis, the ex-CSK team member, leads the RCB this season. A staggering 138 runs in this season.

Dwayne Bravo can also be the gamechanger for the embattled CSK. The West Indian star performer, who has been the highest wicket-taker in the IPL, has picked up six wickets in the last four matches.

Josh Hazlewood will be the talking point as he makes his debut for the RCB today. He is among the top-ranked T20 bowlers. Hazlewood can be the surprise deal for RCB.