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IPL 2018: Chennai win toss, opt to bowl first

IPL 2018: Chennai win toss, opt to bowl first

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face each other after two years in the IPL. De Villiers played 90 runs in 39 balls against Delhi Daredevils, and if he continues to perform like this against Chennai, then it would be a great pleasure for Bangalore.

One can expect a high scoring game once again at the M Chinnaswami Stadium after a couple of low scoring wonders the past two days. CSK have been vastly improved than RCB in their rebound season, winning four out of the five matches they have played up until this point. Chennai Superkings was not playing in the last two years due to ban, and the fans of both teams are waiting for the match in which Virat Kohli will lead one team, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the other. "I've found that older players who are still motivated, still fit and still committed, they can provide you consistency that gets you up around mid to top table, which allows you to progress in the competition", said Fleming. He produced a vintage innings and single-handedly chased down the 175-run target with two overs to spare to bring RCB's campaign back on track.

Virat Kohli has been in the ominous form in the IPL 2018 as he is the only batsman from Royal Challengers Banglore who has been consistent with his performances throughout. It is needless to say that he is amongst the highest run-getters this season so far and has accumulated 231 runs in five outings at an average of 57.75. Ashish Nehra, who helped CSK over the line against RCB in 2016 in Qualifier 2, is now the bowling coach with the Bengaluru side.




Against a power-packed CSK batting, RCB must tighten-up their bowling, having conceded 200-plus runsa twice at home. Umesh Yadav also been equally good with eight wickets in his kitty. The list seems endless: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo; it also has good "death" bowlers in Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, etc.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock (w), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.


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