IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2015 at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi.
This is CSK's second chance to qualify for the final courtesy to their league podium finish. The departure of their destructive opener Brendon McCullum has left a dent in CSK’s team which was seen during the defeat from the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI).
RCB, on the other hand, have had an unforgettable season. They defeated Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator to set the date with CSK. It's simple from here, the game is a knockout one and the winner heads to Kolkata to face MI in the final on May 24 while the loser goes home.
The head to head between the CSK and RCB stands at 11-7 in favour of the former. Even the recent record between the two teams is in favour of CSK, who won both their league fixtures against RCB this season.
Here are all the details about the fixture:
Venue: JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi
Date and Time: May 22, 2015; 8:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
Previous meeting: CSK won by 24 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK: Brendon McCullum (436 runs in 13 matches)
RCB: AB de Villiers (512 runs in 15 matches)
CSK: Dwayne Bravo (23 wickets in 15 matches)
RCB: Yuzvendra Chahal (21 wickets in 14 matches)
CSK: Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Francois du Plessis, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey
RCB: Virat Kohli (Captain), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Sreenath Arvind, Yuzvendra Chahal