Match 53 of Pepsi IPL 2014 will feature the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings.
RCB, with five wins from 13 matches, have been eliminated from the race to the Playoffs. In their most recent outing, the bowling attack copped some severe punishment and leaked 195 runs, which were 30 too many for the RCB batsmen to chase down.
Since qualifying for the Playoffs, Chennai Super Kings have finished on the wrong side of the result. They’ve been defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last three matches. In their most recent outing, CSK posted 185 runs on the board, before they were blown away by David Warner and co.
What our expert think about the game? Read on...
CSK have lost 3 consecutive games which doesn't happen too often with teams of Super Kings caliber. This team has performed consistent in all the seasons so far and as one can see they have already made that to play offs now. This match does have keep importance as far as Super Kings are concern, because if they will loose, chances are they will end in the lower end of the play offs.
However, RCB who has shown some sparkles in the middle of the tournament is already eliminated and this match has no importance for them apart from keeping the home crowd happy.
Both teams, especially RCB who have lost a very important match after putting up huge total against the Royals on the very same ground, knows how difficult to defend the total here. So, the team winning the toss would prefer to chase, and today we have decided to go with the chasing team.
Betting Tip: Since we are expecting a high scoring game, Initially going with the team batting first would be good move. This match should be roller coaster one, so any team under 1.50 deserve to be layed.
RESULT 53rd match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, May 24, 2014
Chennai Super Kings53%
Royal Challengers Bangalore47%
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