25 Apr 2021: IPL 2021, CSK vs RCB: Few changes for both teams
The 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season sees Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The afternoon clash sees two in-form sides battle it out.
Notably, both teams have made some changes for this match.
We present the key details.
Changes: Key changes in personnel for both sides
With Moeen Ali not fit, CSK have roped in Imran Tahir as his replacement.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo comes in place of Lungi Ngidi to add more dimension with the bat.
For the RCB, Navdeep Saini comes in for Shahbaz Ahmed.
They have also replaced Kane Richardson with the veteran Daniel Christian.
Fact: A look at CSK's playing XI
CSK playing XI: 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
Fact: A look at RCB's playing XI
RCB playing XI: 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
Stat attack: Key stats ahead of a crucial encounter
With 887 runs in 25 innings, RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter against CSK in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Kohli's counterpart MS Dhoni has notched 822 runs in 27 innings against the RCB.
MSD is the leading run-getter against RCB in the competition.
As per Cricketpedia, since IPL 2020, Faf Du Plessis has scored 613 runs in his last 17 matches at 47.15.