Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 49 of the Indian Premier League 2022 on Wednesday, May 4. The IPL 2022 match starts at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2022 standings

Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently fifth in the IPL 2022 table with 10 points from as many matches. However, RCB have lost their last three matches on the trot and will be looking to get back to winning ways. 

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, are ninth in the standings with six points from nine outings. After a rocky start to their season, CSK seem to have steadied their ship a little with all their three wins this season coming in their last five matches.

MS Dhoni’s return as a captain and their win over high-flyers Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last outing will provide CSK with further encouragement.

RCB vs CSK IPL 2022 odds

  • Dafabet: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.89, Chennai Super Kings 1.96
  • Bet365: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.80, Chennai Super Kings 2.00
  • 10Cric: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.85, Chennai Super Kings 1.92
  • Parimatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.85, Chennai Super Kings 1.92
  • 1xBet: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.86, Chennai Super Kings 2.068

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings head-to-head

RCB and CSK have faced each other 30 times in the past. Chennai Super Kings dominate the head-to-head record with 20 wins compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s nine. A solitary match in 2012 didn’t yield any results.

Interestingly, despite CSK’s poor form this season, one of their three victories of the season came against RCB - a 23-run victory. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings probable playing XI

RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings top picks

RCB: While RCB talisman Virat Kohli has struggled for form this season, captain Faf du Plessis, a former Chennai Super Kings player, has picked up the mantle with the bat and is the team’s highest scorer with 278 runs from 10 matches. Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has provided able support with 218 in as many games.

RCB’s bowling fortunes this season, meanwhile, have relied heavily on Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The spinner has already picked up 15 wickets in IPL 2022.

CSK: Youngster Shivam Dube (247 in 8 matches) and veteran Ambati Rayudu (246 in 9) have been the two pillars of strength in the CSK batting line-up this term.

The ever-reliable Dwane Bravo (14 wickets in 8 matches) and Indian medium pacer Mukesh Choudhary (11 wickets in 8 matches) have been CSK’s go-to men with the ball and may have a big part to play against a strong RCB batting line-up.

However, more than any batsman or bowler, CSK’s key to success on Wednesday may very well rest with MS Dhoni, who recently returned to captain the team after Ravindra Jadeja relinquished his position. CSK’s turnaround with Dhoni as captain was evident in the last match against the in-form SRH.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2022 prediction

Despite Chennai Super Kings’ apparent resurgence with MS Dhoni’s return to captaincy, the fact remains that the Men in Yellow have failed to win two successive matches this campaign. Hence, despite their current downturn in form, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have the odds in their favour, albeit by the slightest of margins, in Wednesday’s match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 39°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 32%

Wind: 18 km/h