IPL 2018, Match 35: CSK v RCB - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report and key stats
Two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, will contest three-time IPL finalists, Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the 35th match of the season.
CSK will enter the encounter with a lot to improve from their previous match where they lost to KKR. Currently, Super Kings are second in the points table, and with a home game, they will look to regain the top position in the points table.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers seem to have improved as they looked a competitive bowling side in their previous encounter where they won comprehensively against MI. RCB will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum as they face the CSK challenge.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 35 Details:
Match Date: 5 May 2018, Saturday
Match Timing: 16:00 IST, 10:30 AM GMT
Match Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: It is expected to be house-full game as CSK kick-off an old rivalry at home. The crowd turnout is estimated around 32,100.
It will be a hot day in Pune as the temperature will be around 39 degree Celsius. There is no forecast of rain. The humidity levels will be as low as 16%. The weather will be hazy with a total cloud cover of 31%.
As it is an afternoon, the pitch is not expected to change much throughout the game. Gauging by the results so far, the wicket is likely to be a batting allure.
CSK 13 - RCB 7 - NR 1. CSK have an edge over RCB with thirteen wins under their belt as compared to seven wins for the latter.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2018 Squad
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, and David Willey.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2018 Squad:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, and Tim Southee.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 35 between CSK and RCB:
1 – Shane Watson needs one more wicket to surpass Dale Steyn on the list of most IPL wickets. Scalping this one wicket, Watson will become the 13th highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
3 – MS Dhoni needs to effect three more stumpings to surpass Robin Uthappa on the list of most IPL stumpings.
3 – Dwayne Bravo needs three more wickets to surpass Harbhajan Singh on the list of most wickets in the history of IPL. Scalping these three wickets, he will become the fourth highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
4 – Harbhajan Singh needs four more wickets to surpass Piyush Chawla on the list most wickets in the history of IPL. Scalping these four wickets, the Indian will become the third highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
4 – Suresh Raina needs to hit four more sixes to surpass Rohit Sharma on the list of most IPL sixes. Hitting these four sixes, Raina will acquire the second position on the list of most IPL sixes.
4 – MS Dhoni needs to hit four more sixes to surpass Rohit Sharma on the list of most IPL sixes. Hitting these four sixes, Dhoni will climb to the second position on the list of most IPL sixes.
5 – AB de Villiers needs to hit five more sixes to surpass Rohit Sharma on the list of most IPL sixes. Smashing these sixes, de Villiers will acquire the second position on the list of most IPL sixes.
10 – Virat Kohli vs Suresh Raina: Virat Kohli is just ten runs behind Suresh Raina to become the all-time highest run-scorer in the history of IPL.
39 – MS Dhoni requires 39 more runs to surpass Chris Gayle on the list of most IPL runs. Scoring these runs, MS Dhoni will acquire the seventh position on the list of most IPL runs.