- Chennai in complete confidence
- Returned RCB
- The match is in Sharjah
CSK beat Mumbai in the first match of the UAE edition and RCB enters the second match after a humiliating defeat against KKR. RCB lost to KKR by 9 wickets. This is an opportunity for the team to come back from that defeat.
The challenge for the team is to have great players on the team but not rise to the occasion. The RCB, which includes captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, is hoping to do well on the batting pitch in Sharjah.
Chennai are currently second in the points table. Captain MS Dhoni’s tactics are still strong. The form of opener Rituraj Gaekwad and the excellence of the bowlers give him confidence. CSK is also a team with excellent all-rounders.
Bangalore; Kolkata retain play-off chances