IPL 2018, RCB vs CSK Match Preview: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to break CSK jinx

The sporting rivalry between Bengaluru and Chennai, the two southern powerhouses, runs deep, fuelled as it is by circumstances other than sport. It will be no different on Wednesday night when Chennai Super Kings call on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their den— the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

The match will be as much a battle of leadership — between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli — as between the teams, namely CSK’s experienced lineup versus RCB's inconsistent batting and bowling. Kohli hasn’t beaten Dhoni’s men since the away contest in 2014 and the Delhi player will be looking to break the four-year duck.

The two camps have seen exchange of manpower since they last met two seasons ago — prior to CSK’s ban. Ashish Nehra, who helped CSK over the line against RCB in 2016 in Qualifier 2, is now the bowling coach with the Bengaluru side. Shane Watson, CSK's red-hot all-rounder, was the stand-in skipper last season for RCB and had rather cold season.

Going on form, CSK will start the overwhelming favourites, having won four of their five matches this season. RCB have won just two from the same number of outings and will have to get a move on if they are to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Source - Times Of India 

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