25 Apr 2021: IPL 2021, CSK vs RCB: Dhoni elects to bat first
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on each other in match number 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Sunday.
The match being held in Mumbai is first of the double header slated for today.
The news from Wankhede is that MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bat first.
H2H: Head-to-head record between the two sides
The two teams have faced each other on 26 occasions.
CSK have the edge over RCB, collecting 16 wins.
Meanwhile, the Challengers have won on nine occasions.
One match didn't have a result.
In IPL 2020, these two sides shared the spoils.
RCB won the first encounter by 37 runs as CSK sealed the second by a margin of eight wickets.
Pitch: Here's the pitch report
This is the last league game at the Wankhede and this is the first 3:30 PM start here.
In the first eight games at this venue, teams batting second have won five times.
But due to the change in match timings, things could be different.
It remains to be see how things shape up but one expects plenty of runs.
Fact: Timing, TV listing and venue
The RCB-CSK match is set to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match is set to start at 3:30 PM IST. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the match on Hotstar (paid subscription).