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25-Apr-18 – IPL 2018 Cricket Betting Tips Free – Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] v Chennai Super Kings [CSK]

25-Apr-18 - IPL 2018 Cricket Betting Tips Free - Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] v Chennai Super Kings [CSK]
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Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] v Chennai Super Kings [CSK]

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Match #24 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

25-Apr-18 – 14:30 GMT [20:00 IST]

CSK would love to take the top spot back from KXIP with a win today. RCB will be hoping to continue the winning momentum and move from their current position #6.

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As 2009 edition happened at South Africa and some matches of 2014 edition was moved to UAE, the designated Home and Away grounds are being considered for the stats purpose. A ground is considered a neutral venue only when play-offs happened outside both the team’s Home venues.

Historical Performance

League Table Positions

* – Title Winners

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
RCB 7 3 6 4 5 5 7 3 2 8
CSK 3 2 3* 2 4 1 3 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore Home / Away Statistics

Year Home Away Neutral NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
2017 1 5 2 5 0 0 1 14
2016 4 3 5 4 0 0 0 16
2015 4 3 5 2 0 0 2 16
2014 3 4 2 5 0 0 0 14
2013 7 1 2 6 0 0 0 16
2012 3 4 5 3 0 0 1 16
2011 5 1 4 4 1 1 1 17
2010 4 3 3 5 1 0 0 16
2009 5 2 3 4 1 1 0 16
2008 1 6 3 4 0 0 0 14
Total 37 32 34 42 3 2 5 155

Royal Challengers Bangalore 1st Bat / 2nd Bat Statistics

Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost
2017 3 5 0 5 1 14
2016 5 5 4 2 0 16
2015 3 1 6 4 2 16
2014 1 5 4 4 0 14
2013 5 6 4 1 0 16
2012 4 3 4 4 1 16
2011 3 2 7 4 1 17
2010 1 3 7 5 0 16
2009 3 3 6 4 0 16
2008 2 5 2 5 0 14
Total 30 38 44 39 5 155

Chennai Super Kings Home / Away Statistics

Year Home Away Neutral NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
2015 6 1 3 4 1 2 0 17
2014 4 3 5 2 1 1 0 16
2013 6 2 5 3 1 1 0 18
2012 6 4 3 4 1 0 1 19
2011 8 0 2 5 1 0 0 16
2010 4 3 3 4 2 0 0 16
2009 3 3 5 2 0 1 1 15
2008 3 4 5 2 1 1 0 16
Total 40 20 31 26 8 6 2 133

Chennai Super Kings 1st Bat / 2nd Bat Statistics

Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost
2015 7 4 3 3 0 17
2014 3 4 7 2 0 16
2013 7 1 5 5 0 18
2012 5 7 5 1 1 19
2011 8 4 3 1 0 16
2010 7 3 2 4 0 16
2009 6 4 2 2 1 15
2008 4 5 5 2 0 16
Total 47 32 32 20 2 133

Head To Head

Home / Away head to head statistics. For RCB v CSK

Venue Won Lost
Home 4 3
Away 2 6
Neutral 0 1
Total 6 10

1st / 2nd bat head to head statistics. For RCB v CSK

 Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat
Won Lost Won Lost
2015 0 0 1 2
2014 0 1 1 0
2013 1 1 0 0
2012 0 1 0 0
2011 0 1 1 2
2010 1 1 0 0
2008 1 0 0 1
Total 3 5 3 5


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock(w), Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, David Willey

Ground News

The spiced up pitch from previous season has started deteriorating. Chasing is easier if dew comes later in the evening. Rain is expected to play a hand today.

Final Thoughts

Imran Tahir who missed the previous game for CSK is fit again. But its better not to include him. He has leaked 11 rpo in two games and 8.5 in another game. Only one game he managed an economical spell.

With rain around in the early part of the game, both teams will love to win the toss and bat 2nd.

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The men and women at the Royal Challengers Bangalore can be forgiven for casting a longing glance at their next opposition. After all, Chennai Super Kings have typified the sort of success that the Bengaluru-based franchise have craved through their decade of disappointment. The RCB fan base remains defiant and vociferous, but its CSK counterpart – ever-vibrant, ever-loyal – knows exactly what the ultimate gratification for undying support feels like. Mumbai Indians emerged as the flag-bearers of the first decade of IPL courtesy their third title in 2017, but CSK remain the ‘most consistent’ team – making six finals out of eight, winning two and even pocking a couple of titles at the now-defunct Champions League T20.

As the teams square off for the first time since 2015, the gulf between the two is quite telling. CSK enjoy a 12-7 head-to-head advantage in 20 meetings, and are unbeaten in the last four encounters between the two. They’ve also nullified RCB’s home ground advantage – if there’s such a thing in cricket – with a 3-3 tally in seven outings. To add to it, RCB had to be content being second-best after running into CSK in the 2011 IPL final, and have won just one of the four tussles in the knockout and playoff rounds.

Dhoni & Co. have also made a rollicking – and rather unexpected – start to their 2018 campaign, peeling off nail-biting wins to take eight points of the available 10. The same cannot be said about Virat Kohli’s men, who’re yet to put on a complete performance that demonstrates an applaudable synchronisation between their batting and bowling output. Saturday’s win over DD helped in distancing themselves from the bottom of the table, but they’re still a long way from showing signs of being a top-four candidate.

CSK’s possession of multiple game-turners with the bat puts the daylight between the two teams. Each CSK fixture has seen a different batsman put their hand up in times of crisis, something RCB seem to lack. Despite Mandeep Singh’s promising form in the middle, and his insistence that there is more to RCB’s batting beyond Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, there’s very little evidence to suggest the same. Kohli already has 200-plus runs, and de Villiers has been the central figure of RCB’s two victories so far. De Villiers himself has defended his side and rubbished that notion, but there’s a lot of work that the rest need to put in to justify it.

In two big chases – against Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians – RCB fell short because none of the batsmen could support Kohli. Against MI in particular, the skipper carried his bat with a 62-ball 92 in vain as the second-best score was Quinton de Kock’s 19.

The bowling departments of both sides have been plagued by similar ills – lack of control in the death overs. They have conceded totals of 200 and above [once by CSK, twice by RCB] and are in need of addressing that issue at the earliest. Wednesday’s fixture could be a good starting point for that endeavour for both teams, before they head into a period when the jostle for a spot in the top-half will intensify.

When: April 25, at 8 PM IST

Where: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

What to expect: A cloudy evening, with thunderstorms earlier in the day. The weather forecast for Wednesday is very similar to what it was last Saturday, when RCB hosted DD. It is likely to be another slow wicket to bat first on, with dew assisting run-making in the second. Toss, as always, will be of paramount importance.

Team news

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel batted for long hours in the nets two days ahead of the fixture, but that’s been the case since they’ve joined up with RCB. It is unlikely that Virat Kohli & co. will make changes to a winning side.

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings: Head coach Stephen Fleming confirmed that Imran Tahir is fit again, and hinted at using two leg-spinners for the game. That means Tahir could return in place of either Faf du Plessis or Sam Billings. If the former is retained, then Ambati Rayudu will continue to hold a middle-order role, else he might be required to open the batting with Shane Watson again. Fleming also talked about playing a third spinner in Harbhajan in order to tie down left-handers, but it might be a stretch for CSK to go with three spinners, in spite of the slowness of the track.

If RCB go unchanged, they’ll have three left-handers in the line-up – Quinton de Kock, Corey Anderson and Washington Sundar, but with two of the most important players being right-handed, CSK are likely to stick with Karn to partner Tahir.

Probable XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings/Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma/Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

Interesting face-offs

Kohli vs CSK: 19 innings; 706 runs; Avg 44.13; SR 126.98; 6 X 50s; HS 73 – most by a player vs CSK in IPL, 156 more than the next best

Dhoni vs RCB: 22 innings; 608 runs; Avg 32.00; SR 135.71; 2 X 50s; HS 70* – most runs for him vs an opponent in IPL

Raina vs Chahal: Chahal has dismissed Raina four times on 57 balls. Raina has scored 79 runs off Chahal at a SR of 138.60.

Approaching milestones

Virat Kohli will be leading in his 100th match in the T20 format. He is the eighth player overall and the third Indian after MS Dhoni (244) and Gautam Gambhir (170).

Venue trends

Chinnaswamy Stadium has been the most batsman friendly venue this season (min. two games) with a scoring rate of 9.24 per over. Pacers concede at 9.72 per over while the spinners have done far better at 7.62.

IPL 2018 trends

CSK and RCB have been two of the best batting sides in the death overs this IPL – CSK scoring at 12.12 and RCB at 11.24. However, the same two sides concede the most with the ball in the last five overs – RCB at 12.87 and CSK at 10.89.

What they said:

“I know CSK have fans all over the country, and I believe they have a fair amount of support here in Bengaluru. But it will definitely be a home game for us. The crowd gets behind us when we get some momentum going. It’s matter of playing well tomorrow and I feel the crowd will lift us a lot.” – AB de Villiers on getting the home crowd backing.

“It is a special match, given the proximity of the two cities. There is a lot of interest, a lot of emotion and we have always enjoyed the encounters and have seen some great ones over the years. I don’t think tomorrow will be any different.” – Stephen Fleming on what to expect from the RCB-CSK clash.

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Big picture

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The two usual suspects have been the ones making the runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the rest struggling to find any kind of form. While Kohli’s efforts have come in defeats, de Villiers bailed RCB out in two tense situations – smashing an unbeaten 90 in their previous match and a 57 against Kings XI Punjab.

Their opponents at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday, however, have had different match-winners in their four wins so far. Without being heavily dependent on an individual, Chennai Super Kings had at least one batsman step up in each victory. What looked like a bowling-heavy team with eight bowlers during their first game, is now a well-rounded side with eight batsmen, including a number of finishers to do the job.

Both RCB and CSK seem to unleash their best and the worst in the death overs. They are the best batting sides and the least effective bowling units in this critical period. While CSK have scored at 12.12 and conceded at 10.89, RCB’s numbers are 11.24 and 12.86 respectively. In the match against Delhi Daredevils, RCB let them score 57 runs in the last four overs after having kept the run-rate to 7.31 until then.

Bowling woes aside, RCB also have a batting line-up to be concerned about. They have tried three opening combinations in five games – Quinton de Kock being the only constant – and have had just one 30-plus partnership for the first wicket. Their opening stand lasts 10.6 balls on average, which indicates they have not survived even two overs on an average this season. None of the RCB batsmen apart from Kohli and de Villiers have made a 50-plus score: Mandeep Singh’s 47 is the best of the rest.

In the news

CSK legspinner Imran Tahir, who missed the previous match because of illness, said on Twitter that he was feeling well and was “all set” for the game.

The likely XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Manan Vohra 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Corey Anderson/Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Mohammed Siraj/Kulwant Khejroliya, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Sam Billings, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Deepak Chahar, 10 Karn Sharma, 11 Shardul Thakur

Strategy punt

CSK could save Shane Watson to stop de Villiers. In T20s, Watson has dismissed de Villiers two times, giving away 55 runs in 49 balls.

RCB could use the legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal against the in-form Suresh Raina. Against Chahal in the IPL, Raina has been dismissed four times in eight matches. He has scored just 79 runs in 57 balls.

Both the teams are likely to field unchanged XIs. CSK’s strategy to play Ambati Rayudu at No. 4 had paid off; Tahir, although up for selection, might be left out considering he has had a middling tournament so far.

Stats that matter

  • While MS Dhoni boasts an average of 61.8 at the Chinnaswamy, Raina has scored only 156 runs there in nine innings.
  • Kohli’s tally of 706 runs against CSK is his highest against any team. While he is only 18 short of 2000 runs at the venue, Kohli needs 10 runs to overtake Raina as the top run-scorer in the IPL over 11 seasons.
  • Although the record between these two sides in Bengaluru is tied at 3-3, the last two encounters did not go well for RCB – they scored 154 both times and lost.

Fantasy picks

No doubts about this: Kohli and de Villiers would be obvious picks, considering their records at home. Kohli has three centuries and de Villiers has 11 50-plus scores in Bengaluru.

Deepak Chahar has the best economy rate during Powerplay for Super Kings this season: 7.50. He has conceded just 98 runs in 13 overs in this period, and also took three wickets at an economy of 3.75 to deny Sunrisers Hyderabad a win on Sunday.


“It feels like a dream. Even when I was with RPS and when Dhoni wasn’t the captain, he supported me a lot. I was thinking if he’d pick me in the squad for CSK. He’s a very different person. When a person like him gives you confidence then then it’s obviously good for me.” – CSK fast bowler Deepak Chahar on captain MS Dhoni

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