The 44th match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who are on the verge of being eliminated from the tournament after losing eight of their 11 outings in the IPL, will be aiming for a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday. CSK has just six points to their name and the team is sitting at the bottom of the points table.
The three-time IPL champions are struggling in every division in the current season. Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also criticized for not expressing confidence in the young players. CSK included youngsters Ruturaj Gaikwad and N Jagadeesan in the playing 11 against Mumbai Indians, but both batsmen were dismissed without scoring a run. CSK were able to score just 21 runs for five wickets in the Powerplay, ahead of the brilliant bowling of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. The bowlers of the team also failed to make an impact and suffered a 10-wicket defeat for the first time.
Their opponents, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, have performed well this season and are just one win away from a playoff spot. The likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been well complemented by the bowlers, with Mohammed Siraj registering his career-best figures in the previous game against KKR.
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Match 44
- Date: 25th October 2020
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST) / 10:00 (GMT) / 2:00 PM (Local Time)
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Dubai has seen the past few matches being won by the team batting second. Bowlers are increasingly making more impact across the venues and Dubai is no exception. There’s something for fast bowlers with some swing on offer at the start of then innings. Spinners are calling the shots now.
It will be a hot afternoon in Dubai with a temperature of around 34 degrees Celsius. Players need to drink water from time to time in order to stay hydrated.
RCB vs CSK Head-To-Head
- Total Matches Played: 26
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Won: 16
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Won: 09
- No Results: 01
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 44 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Siraj/Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini
Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, R Sai Kishore/Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir and Shardul Thakur
Dream11 IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers
- Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli
- All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Chris Morris
- Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Sam Curran
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) & Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa.
Chennai Super Kings Squad:
MS Dhoni (C), Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner
RCB vs CSK Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST | 2:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP