India’s former captain will face the current captain as Chennai Super Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 35th match of IPL 2018. It will be a much more important game for RCB than for CSK as the former has won only three games in this season so far. But the way, they played in the last match will definitely give them the confidence that they will require in this game. CSK are though placed in the top 4 of the Points Table but have lost two out of last three games they played which will be a concern for them and they will not want to lose another game now.
AB de Villiers is very much like to return in this game which will be replacing either of McCullum or de Kock at the top order. RCB won’t make many changes as they will look to continue with their winning squad.
CSK on the other hand, will look to foresee the role of Ravindra Jadeja in the side as he is neither scoring runs nor bowling his quota of four overs. Their bowling is also another concern as Ngidi and Asif went for a lot runs in the match against KKR. Also Karn Sharma have not been utilized to his full as he has underbowled greatly.
As it will be an afternoon game, it will be a huge test for the players out in the middle as the temperature will be around 40° in Pune. The pitch will be offering a lot of runs as it’s a batting beauty.