Of the 11 innings he has played this season, Gayle has top-scored for his side on seven occasions, the highest score he's notched up being 107 off 49 balls against the Kings XI Punjab.
Gayle has been instrumental in his side winning 7 off the 9 games in which he has played with only Virat Kohli twice surpassing his run contributions. So the message to CSK reads loud and clear - get Gayle out early!
He has been more successful when his side has chased as it seems that running down a total induces him to unleash more venom on the opposition. 7 times out of 11, his contributions when RCB is batting second have been substantial enough to take the side home. So Chennai should probably choose to chase against RCB if they win the toss.
Gayle is not done with this championship yet. It will undoubtedly be eager to sigtn off with another gale-like innings. So Chennai had best be on guard!