CSK vs RCB live score: CSK, RCB play for pole position on Points Table.© BCCI/IPL
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim for the No. 1 position on the IPL 2021 Points Table when they take on the table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are yet to taste defeat in the tournament this season. CSK held their nerve against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after in the face of a lower-order assault and won by 18 runs to stay unbeaten in three consecutive matches. RCB, on the other hand, are yet to be conquered in the tournament and come into this match with a four-match winning streak. Devdutt Padikkal’s maiden IPL century was the cherry on the cake for the Virat Kohli-led side in their last match where they thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets. Deepak Chahar has struck with the new ball under lights in the Poweplay but he and CSK will have to be at the top of their game against an RCB line-up comprising on Kohli, Padikkal, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 19 Live Updates Between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Here are the playing XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Navdeep Saini and Dan Christian included in playing XI: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli revealed that Jhye Richardson misses out, with Dan Christian and Navdeep Saini included in the playing XI.
Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir included in team: MS Dhoni
After winning the toss, MS Dhoni revealed he elected to bat due to the heat, as it could slow the wicket down. He mentioned that Moeen Ali is unfit and even Lungi Ngidi is excluded from today’s playing XI, and make way for Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir.
Chennai Super Kings win toss, elect to bat
CSK captain MS Dhoni has won the toss, and elected to bat.
All eyes on Devdutt Padikkal!
The RCB opener is in hot form right now, and slammed his first IPL ton in their previous win vs RR. He smashed 101 off 52 balls, packed with 11 fours and six sixes.
Both teams have faced each other 26 times in the IPL, with CSK coming out on top with 17 wins. RCB have won on nine occasions.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 19 of IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
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