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IPL 2021: CSK And RCB All Set To Lock Horns At The 35th IPL Match

The 35th IPL 2021 match will be played between MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams are gearing up to go against each other and hoping to turn the tables on their side. Since both teams are led by two of the most famous Indian cricketers, the CSK vs RCB match does send down an adrenaline rush in every cricket fanatic out there.

Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings

With currently holding the 2nd position at the IPL 2021 points table, Chennai Super Kings have played 8 matches till now, out of which CSK has secured 6 wins and 2 defeats. The team played the last game against Mumbai Indians in Dubai, and the MS Dhoni-led team won against MI by 20 runs and posted 156 runs on the board. However, if one looks at CSK’s performance at IPL 2020, MS Dhoni’s resilient Chennai Super Kings tasted defeat in all 3 of their matches that they played at the Sharjah Stadium. If CSK registers a win today, it will take them to the top of the table. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Virat Kohli-led RCB have played 8 games so far, won 5 matches and lost the remaining 3. Currently placed at the 3rd position in the IPL 2021 point chart, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders when the former just managed to put 92 runs on the board, which was eventually chased down by the latter. However, after tasting major defeat, the red army might be in full form to redeem themselves and move ahead at the IPL 2021 point chart. In the last season of the Indian Premier League, the Virat Kohli led team had lost 2 of their 3 matches in the Sharjah Stadium. 

CSK vs RCB History

The MS Dhoni-led team and the Virat Kohli-led team have played a total of 27 matches against each other in the history of the Indian Premier League, out of which Chennai Super Kings have won 18 games, while Royal Challengers Bangalore have secured 9 wins. Either Chennai Super Kings will maintain their winning spree today, or Royal Challengers Bangalore will fight in full form to improve their record against the Chennai Super Kings. 

The CSK vs RCB match will be played today, i.e. on 24th September 2021 at 7:30 PM (IST) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The average 1st inning score on this wicket is 150. If one looks at the record of chasing teams, whichever team has batted second on this ground, have always won, maintaining a winning percentage of 100 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 

Where to watch CSK vs RCB?

You can watch the match at Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary and on Star Sports Hindi with Hindi commentary. 

Where to live stream CSK vs RCB?

Disney+ Hotstar app will stream the live-action of CSK vs RCB IPL 2021 match in four languages. 

Squads (likely) 

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni (C and WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran/Josh Hazlewood, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar. 

Bench: Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Lungi Ngidi

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench: Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby

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