Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Head To Head Records Preview:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Chennai Super Kings in match number 49 of IPL 2022. MCA Stadium in Pune will play host to this game. RCB has been struggling lately while CSK has seen a resurgence with 2 wins in the last 3 games. It sets up this game beautifully as both teams’ eyes progress.
Current Form: Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB, not so long ago was one of the form teams this season. They were sitting pretty with 5 wins in 7 games. RCB was functioning like a well-oiled unit. They registered wins without their star players coming to the party. There were experts who believed RCB will make it to the top two.
But since the game against SRH, it has been a downward curve for RCB. They have now lost three on the bounce. From a comfortable position in the top-4, RCB has slipped to fifth in the points table. They will be up against their bogey team, CSK. RCB has a dismal head-to-head record against CSK. But they desperately need to win to turn things around.
Current Form: Chennai Super Kings
It is not often that CSK finds itself in such situations. But IPL 2022 hasn’t been kind to previous winners thus far. CSK has won 3 out of 9 games so far. Their first win this season incidentally came in the game against RCB. CSK it seems is slowly finding its feet this IPL. Their bowling is looking in a much better shape. Mukesh Choudhary has stepped up to lead the pace attack. CSK finally seemed to have got back their desired opening combination. It all came together for CSK in the last game.
The fans were quick to state that CSK looked like a different unit against SRH. It was mainly to do with the change in captaincy. MS Dhoni has again taken over the reins of the side. The team appeared relaxed and seized the big moments. Hence it is CSK who look favourites in this contest despite them being at the ninth position in the table.
RCB vs CSK: Head-to-Head battle
- Both sides have played 29 IPL games against each other.
- RCB has won 9 matches. CSK has won 19 games.
- RCB’s highest score against CSK is 205. CSK’s highest score against RCB is 216.
- RCB’s lowest score against CSK is 70. CSK’s lowest score against RCB is 82.
CSK couldn’t have met their go-to team, RCB at a more opportune time. They slowly looking to be getting back into the groove. RCB on the other hand is fighting familiar battles of form slumps at the wrong time. It promises to be a terrific contest.