Inconsistent RCB face CSK-shaped hurdle

The men and women at the Royal Challengers Bangalore can be forgiven for casting a longing glance at their next opposition, Chennai Super Kings have typified the sort of success that the Bengaluru-based franchise. Mumbai Indians emerged as the flag-bearers of the first decade of IPL courtesy their third title in 2017.  the gulf between the two is quite telling. CSK enjoy a 12-7 head-to-head advantage in 20 meetings, and are unbeaten in the last four encounters between the two. They’ve also nullified RCB’s home ground advantage – if there’s such a thing in cricket – with a 3-3 tally in seven outings. To add to it, RCB had to be content being second-best after running into CSK in the 2011 IPL final.