The pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to be a good one to bat on, with the average first-innings score reading 195. However, the last day game in Bangalore saw Royal Challengers Bangalore defend 174 against the Delhi Capitals. While pacers have accounted for the majority of the wickets, spinners should play a big role. Although chasing is the preferred option at the venue, the pitch should not change much during the course of the match.
Virat Kohli (6 matches, 279 runs, Average: 55.80) Virat Kohli has been in brilliant form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring 279 runs in six matches. He is averaging 55.80 with four fifties to his name, with three of them coming in Bangalore itself.
Yuzvendra Chahal (6 matches, 11 wickets, Average: 18.00) Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the best bowlers in the tournament with 11 wickets in six matches. Although he did not have the best of outings against Lucknow earlier in the week, Chahal is averaging 18.00 with the ball in IPL 2023.
Jos Buttler (6 matches, 244 runs, Average: 40.67) Jos Buttler is one of the top run-scorers in this tournament with 244 runs in six matches. He is averaging 40.57 with a couple of fifties to his credit as well.
Probable best wicketkeeper
Wanindu Hasaranga (2/39 in the previous game vs PBKS) Wanindu Hasaranga has not hit his stride just yet in the IPL, proving to be expensive at times. He found some form in the previous game, picking up two wickets against the Punjab Kings. He has an IPL bowling average of 19.57 with a strike rate of 14.4 holding him in good stead.
Probable best all-rounder