When Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 encounter in Sharjah on Friday, they will be looking to shake off their crushing setback in their previous outing against Kolkata Knight Riders. While RCB will aim to get back on track, CSK won by 20 runs over the reigning champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday night.
RCB were among the franchise that was forced to make wholesale changes in the squad after a number of players were unavailable for the side, including India’s Washington Sundar who suffered a finger injury during India’s tour of England.
IN: Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, Dushmanta Chameera, George Garton, and Akash Deep
However, their Friday's rival the Chennai Super Kings will have the same squad which participated in the first leg of the tournament.
IN: No Changes
OUT: No Changes
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood
Head-to-head and other stats
RCB vs CSK Head to Head
RCB Won: 9
CSK Won: 17