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IPL 2022 Match 22: CSK vs RCB Best Predicted Playing 11 for both Teams

IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Chennai Super Kings looking for their first win as we look at the best predicted playing 11 of both the teams. 

It’s match 18 of Tata IPL 2022, and we have depleted Chennai Super Kings up against the high-on-confidence Royal Challengers Bangalore. While Chennai Super Kings would be searching for their first win after four back to back losses, Royal Challengers Bangalore would like to continue the momentum having won three in a row.

It has been a shocking start for the Men in Yellow, who in the entire IPL history have never lost first 4 matches in a row. Even in their worst campaign in 2020, they performed better. It may not be a must-win situation for them, but a loss from now will make it next to impossible for them to qualify.

For RCB, former CSKian Faf du Plessis has been quite impressive as a captain. Taking over the reins from Virat Kohli, RCB have won three out of four under Faf. A win will take them to the top of the table, and a loss could keep CSK alive in the competition. Whatever the case, the wounded CSK would be coming hard at them.

So, will CSK and RCB do any changes to their squad or stick to the same playing 11. Let’s look at the best predicted playing 11 and top fantasy picks for CSK vs RCB Match 22 of Tata IPL 2022. Also, according to a leading sports website Betway, RCB start as the favourite to win the match with odds at 1.72. Whereas CSK have winning odds at 2.10. 

Match Details:

  • Type: IPL 2022 Match 22 – CSK vs RCB
  • When: April 12, 2022
  • Where: DY Patil
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Predicted Playing XI for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings with their surprising strategy left out Dwaine Pretorius for M Theekshana when the fact was Pretorius did really well in all matches he has played so far. Will CSK continue with Theekshana and Jordan or bring back their strike bowler Pretorius? Well, Ideally Pretorius should be back, but in place of Jordan. The rest of the bowling line-up should remain the same.

From the team standpoint, CSK would need their star batter Ruturaj Gaikwad to be back in form. He did show some glimpse in the previous match, but he is nowhere close to being the beast he was in 2021. In addition, CSK need to sort their bowling soon. There’s less spice in the bowling attack, and the loss of Deepak Chahar is hurting them.

IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (C), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (WK), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, M Theekshana & Mukesh Chaudhary 

IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Predicted Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore

The biggest question that RCB would face is the availability of their star pacers Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel. Josh Hazlewood has joined the RCB camp, and has started training today. He could be available for selection tomorrow, but whether he plays will only be known at the toss. Ideally, Josh should sit out for this match as drafting in the XI a day later may not be wise. But If he plays, David Willey will make way for him. 

Meanwhile, the star pacer Harshal Patel had left the bio bubble to attend his sister’s funeral. However, Harshal Patel is most likely to play as he is expected to join the bubble before the match. But take this as a pinch of salt. In case Harshal isn’t available, Siddharth Kaul should take his place. 

From the team standpoint, watch out for Faf du Plessis, who will be up against his former IPL franchise. He will have a point to prove as CSK didn’t retain or buy him in the auction even after being a star performer for them. Similarly, Virat Kohli is a different beast when it comes playing to playing against CSK. Watch out for these two. 

IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Akash Deep & Mohammed Siraj 

Overall, Chennai Super Kings are giving 2020 vibes once again. The team selection looks out of the sort and Ravindra Jadeja has a lot to learn as a captain. The four-time champions won’t mind much as they are looking for a strong captaincy transition, but would definitely like to perform better. If RCB are without Harshal, CSK would be facing a depleted attack; thus giving them an opportunity to register their 1st win. 

Fantasy XI Prediction for CSK vs RCB: 

Batters: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Anuj Rawat 

All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja & Wanindu Hasaranga / Dwaine Pretorius (If selected)

Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Akash Deep & Dwayne Bravo 

CVC Choice: Faf du Plessis & Ruturaj Gaikwad 

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