Dwayne Smith © IANS (File photo)
Dwayne Smith © IANS (File photo)

Dwayne Smith has completed 5,000 T20 runs during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Smith is amongst the most dangerous batsmen in the format and has been a consistent force for the CSK team and they have a huge asset in him at the top of the order. RCB have to find a way to get him out soon. Live updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings Match 20 IPL 2015

Smith is the ninth highest run-getter in the format. Two West Indians are ahead of him, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard. Also, Smith’s CSK teammate, Suresh Raina is on the list and he is ahead of him. At the moment, he is batting with him in the middle. It has been a good association for the CSK as Smith sets the tone for the innings and Raina builds around it. He was however dismissed later off the bowling of Harshal Patel for 39. Live scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings Match 20 IPL 2015

In this game, RCB won the toss and chose to bowl first. They have made quite a few changes to their side. Chris Gayle is not playing and Mitchell Starc has returned to the side. Some may still be surprised by Gayle’s omission, but after the last innings struggle, he may have needed a break.