Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play the 35th match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) on 5th May 2018 at Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune. As far as weather is concerned, it will be a hot day and be the day match this will be a tough condition for players. The temperature will be around 37ºC during the match hours.
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Pitch Report
Pune has a good batting pitch. Pune pitch has a nice covering of grass, which will hold the wicket together and help the ball carry through to the keeper nicely. It also offers spin. Toss winning captain is likely to bowl first on this wicket. Underneath the grass it’s dry. It is a very good batting surface.
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Team News
Chennai Super Kings are 2nd on the points table with 12 points in 9 matches; 6 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 6th on the points table with 6 points in 9 matches; 3 wins and 6 losses.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team News
Quinton de Kock will be missing this match as he has returned home for attending a wedding. AB de Villiers will be replacing Quinton de Kock. The absence of Quinton de Kock will also make a spot for wicket-keeper; if Brendon McCullum or AB de Villiers doesn’t keep than Parthiv Patel can be brought in place of Manan Vohra.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team News
Chennai Super Kings looks settle and would not like to make any changes to the playing despite losing 2 matches in last 3.
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Head to Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings have played 20 matches against each other in IPL, out of which Royal Challengers Bangalore have won only 7 matches and Chennai Super Kings have won 13 matches.
Last 5 matches between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are won by Chennai Super Kings. In the last match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2018 was won by Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets on 25 April in Pune.
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers have never played any match against each other in Pune.
|Total||CSK Won||RCB Won|
|At Maharashtra Cricket|
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Toss Prediction
Looking at the records in this season in Pune, batting first will be a probable option.
IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Score Prediction
Pune is a high scoring ground, 200+ score can be seen in this match looking at the batting line-up of both the team.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Chennai Super Kings||180+|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||185+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB Who Will Win?
Chennai Super Kings have lost last 2 matches of the 3 will be a concern. In reviewing their performance in the previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time champions CSK would have identified the lack of discipline in bowling and their sloppy fielding as areas to improve upon.
Royal Challengers Bangalore still have more chances of the other three bottom teams. Winning this match will give a lead.
|Chennai Super Kings||50%||45%|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||55%||50%|
In our prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 35 CSK vs RCB
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Date: 5th May, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first.
Playing XI for CSK: Shane Watson, David Willey, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif.
Playing XI for RCB: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Brendon McCullum, Ab de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.