Chennai, Bangalore in battle of equals today

The fact that both sides are in good form and have several match-winners, will make this tie exciting.

Chennai are on a high after trouncing Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets while, RCB defeated defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders easily in their last encounters. West Indian Chris Gayle, who is considered the most dangerous player in this format, will continue to hog the limelight particularly after hitting a match-winning, unbeaten 85 on Thursday which gave RCB their third win out of four matches.

Gayle apart, RCB also have players like skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Moises Henriques in the batting department. Their bowling arsenal includes Vinay Kumar, RP Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jaidev Unadkat. For Chennai, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will obviously be their best bet with the bat.

Kohli’s wishlist

. Chris Gayle fires at the top
. AB de Villiers gets big runs
. He continues his good from
. Unadkat provides early break
. Spinners bowl a tight line

Dhoni’s wishlist

. Batsmen handle spinners well
. He plays a cameo
. Early exit of Chris Gayle
. Bravo chips in with bat and ball
. Ashwin bowls economically

Live On TV: Chennai vs Bangalore on Set Max and Sony Six, 20:00

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