🏏IPL 2023: Match 24 - CSK vs RCB at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 17/04/2023 at 7:30 PM IST 🏏
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Injury-hit Super Kings face away challenge against resurgent Royal Challengers
Expect Maxwell to play an important role against a left-hander-heavy Super Kings line-up
Earlier this week, when quizzed about updates on the injuries in Chennai Super Kings' side, coach Stephen Fleming jokingly asked reporters if we had an extra half an hour as the clock ticked towards midnight. Fleming saw the funny side of things at the time, but with Super Kings set to play four of their next six games away from home, he will be scrambling to assemble fast-bowling resources.
Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala, Simarjeet Singh and Ben Stokes are all injured while Matheesha Pathirana has only recently recovered from Covid-19. Super Kings had opted against rushing Pathirana back into action in the home game against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, but now they might have to throw him into the mix at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, although Dwaine Pretorius offers another option.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have also been hit by injuries this IPL, but despite that, they look in better shape than Super Kings, especially on the bowling front. Mohammed Siraj has excelled in the powerplay, local boy Vijaykumar Vyshak has seamlessly transitioned into the XI from being a net bowler, while Harshal Patel has also found some form. Glenn Maxwell has bowled just one over this season but is likely to have a more substantial role with the ball against a left-hander-heavy Super Kings line-up.
On Saturday afternoon, Royal Challengers faltered in the second half of their innings against Delhi Capitals, but their bowlers defied the Chinnaswamy conditions to successfully defend 174. Can their bowlers do the job again on Monday, this time in a night game?
M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report Today:
The Pitch at M Chinnaswamy is Known for its nature to favour the batters as it has a flat surface, Which allows batters to play big shots in all directions.
M Chinnaswamy is famous for its high total matches when two good teams clash and M Chinnaswamy has a record of most teams scoring 200+ in IPL. Dew could come in the second inning so, batting second team have more advantage here.
The dimensions of ground are decent so batsman can be effective here. The longest six of this season is at this venue, measuring 115m by Faf du Plessis.
M Chinnaswamy Stadium Weather Forecast:
As per Weather Forecast, Bangalore will experience warm weather and the Temperature is would be around 35 degrees Celsius. the wind speed is moderate about 10 km/h.
The humidity level is approx. 17%. The Air Quality Index(AQI) is 121, which is poor and affect the overall air quality during the match. Overall, Weather Condition are good to conduct the match and no chances of rain here.
What to expect: It's a night game and therefore the result of the RCB-DC game here from two days ago shouldn't have much bearing. More so considering the game will be played on a new surface on the right edge of the square. Toss-winning captain will continue to back his side to chase down any total here.
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