MS Dhoni has won the toss and chose to bowl first.
The match today is between the two most successful skippers Indian cricket has produced in recent times. Speaking of the two skippers, MS Dhoni has been able to drive his team to the victories successfully in the IPL this season but same can not be said about Virat Kohli as he has been struggling with his team. He has been performing well in terms of individual performances but has not been able to steer other players the same way.
Virat Kohli has been in the ominous form in the IPL 2018 as he is the only batsman from Royal Challengers Banglore who has been consistent with his performances throughout. Though none of his knocks proved to be helpful to RCB in winning the matches, his knocks have proved to be crucial in RCB's overall performances.
Speaking of Chennai Super Kings, there is apparently no problem with the team and the team doesn't need to make any significant changes in their game plan or strategy. Moreover, CSK has been the most consistent team in the Indian Premier League so far making it to the qualifiers.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (C), Moeen Ali Corey Anderson Murugan Ashwin Yuzvendra Chahal Aniket Choudhary Colin de Grandhomme Quinton de Kock (W) Pavan Deshpande AB de Villiers Aniruddha Joshi Sarfaraz Khan Kulwant Khejroliya Brendon McCullum Mandeep Singh Mohammed Siraj Pawan Negi Parthiv Patel Navdeep Saini Tim Southee Manan Vohra Washington Sundar Chris Woakes Umesh Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C) (W), KM Asif Sam Billings Chaitanya Bishnoi Dwayne Bravo Deepak Chahar Faf du Plessis Harbhajan Singh Imran Tahir Ravindra Jadeja Kedar Jadhav Narayan Jagadeesan Kshitiz Sharma Monu Kumar Lungi Ngidi Suresh Raina Ambati Rayudu Mitchell Santner Kanishk Seth Karn Sharma Dhruv Shorey Shardul Thakur Murali Vijay Shane Watson David Willey Mark Wood.