Cricket news - Live Blog - RCB vs CSK, IPL 2019

Who will win this battle?

de Villiers going hard

He's been trying to hit every ball out of the park, or at least that's how it seems. One such shot almost turned out to be a catch with du Plessis leaping up and getting a hand. But he survives that chance and is on 23 off 17 after the powerplay. RCB are 49/1.

WICKET: Kohli falls to Chahar

The outswing trick works well. A regulation length ball that shapes away and Kohli is out nicking behind. Chahar is off on a celebratory run, why won't he!

TOSS: CSK opt to bowl; Dhoni, Bravo and de Villiers return

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav

Will Dhoni and AB de Villiers play?

That will be one of the biggest questions leading up to the game. Dhoni had a bit of practice on the eve of the game but a decision will be made only later. AB de Villiers' concussion will have RCB a little worried. That decision too will come out soon. Important game for the hosts, and they should fancy their chances at home against a side that is better suited for slower tracks. We'll have the toss and team updates for you very soon.