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IPL 2022 Match 46 Preview: CSK Aim To Outperform RCB

The Chennai Super Kings will play Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium after winning the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 46 with a score of 202/2 – 189/6. Due to CSK's weak record this season, the Super Kings will need to adjust their plan to tackle the encounter.

After losing three games in a row, RCB appears to be losing steam. The return of Virat Kohli, on the other side, with his finest performance, gives the team great hope of winning the match. Both teams will be vying for a spot in the playoffs.

The IPL 2022 match between RCB and CSK will be broadcast live on both Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.

This season, the Super Kings had some difficulties in IPL matches. It appears that this squad did not put forth their best effort, as they were forced to lose the most catches of any team this season.

Chennai has been relying on the ability of a fielder who can make several catches in a variety of difficulty categories despite missing a few. Ravindra Jadeja, the best outfield player in the world, has also been a victim of the easy catch this season but has failed to get it.

Apart from Jadeja, his colleagues did not appear to be performing at their best during the encounter. Especially when several of the Super Kings' greatest players are sidelined due to injuries and are unable to participate on the pitch. Naturally, this causes the team to lose confidence.

MS Dhoni considers Moeen Ali's return

CSK's return to winning ways has been aided by the return of captain Dhoni. The team is also considering bringing back Ali, who has recovered from an ankle injury. Dhoni is considering bringing Ali back into the team and forcing him to compete again.

Ali, an all-rounder from England, was a key member of CSK's title-winning effort last season. Even so, because of his injury troubles, which were getting worse at the moment, he was unable to replicate his previous form this season.

When Ali was unable to play, Chennai filled in for him with Mitchell Santner. He was, unfortunately, failed to plan his strategy with the batsman.

CSK, on the other hand, may be able to make a difference if Shivam Dube and Dwayne Bravo are healthy and ready to play. This is due to the fact that both of their performances in the franchise have been outstanding thus far.

CSK's fantastic coach

This season, the Super Kings have been able to survive with the best support personnel. The reigning champions have a fantastic blend of Indian and foreign coaches on their coaching staff.

This team also includes Rajiv Kumar, a former captain of the Jarkhand team, as well as Laxmipathy Balaji, a former Indian pioneer and bowling coach for the Super Kings. Kumar is now serving as the Super Kings' field coach.

Aside from his tenure in the world's top T20 tournaments, Kumar had previously coached Dhoni on the domestic cricket team and also coached Jharkhand in various forms. From 1994 to 2010, Kumar amassed 7,208 runs in 156 competitive matches of various formats, including 18 centuries and 42 half-centuries.

Gian Chacko

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