The second game of Saturday will see Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have had mixed returns so far in the tournament and will hope to bag two crucial points on offer.
Virat Kohli & Co. have had a chance to relax and recover with a four-day break but now enter into an eight-day period where they play four matches. They have to hit the strides from the word go with Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini leading the pace attack.
Devdutt Padikkal’s form with the bat will also release some pressure alongside skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore will hope Aaron Finch to fire which will boost their confidence.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have looked more balanced since the return of Dwayne Bravo, and find themselves in need of an approach change instead of a personnel one. However, their batting has received a lot of criticism but head coach staunchly backed their plans.
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium starting from 7:30 PM IST on October 10
Ten matches have been played in Dubai so far, with Delhi Capitals’ 157 the lowest first-innings total. It will be interesting to see how the two captains shape at the toss which will play an important role. Dew can play some part in this evening encounter.
Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana/Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann/Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Match Prediction – Who win win the match?
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have dominated Royal Challengers Bangalore in head-to-head encounters. After a below-par performance in the last game, Chennai will enter as the firm favourites to win the match.