Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 49 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday.

In their previous encounter, CSK had beaten their arch-rivals RCB by 23 runs, marking their maiden win of the fifteenth season. With overall three wins out of nine games, the Super Kings are placed at the second last spot in the points table. On the other hand, the Challengers are positioned at the fifth slot.

Pitch report:

In the previous three games, teams have successfully defended the target at MCA Stadium. The track at this venue offers good support to seamers. Dew factor is always less effective in Pune compared to the grounds in Mumbai, so batting first could be an ideal choice for captain winning the toss.

Head-to-head record:

Played: 29 | RCB won: 09 | CSK won: 19 | No result: 0

Probable XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

RCB wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 45-55
RCB total: 155-170

Case 2:

CSK wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 50-60
CSK total: 165-180

Team batting first to win the contest.

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