The Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in match 44 of IPL 2020. This will be an afternoon fixture which will be contested on 25 October (Sunday).
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Match Timings: 2:30 PM IST
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming on the back of a ruthless victory against KKR. Virat Kohli and his men will be ardent to continue their winning momentum and register their 8th win of the season. One more win will guarantee RCB a place in the playoffs.
CSK were handed an embarrassing defeat by the Mumbai Indians and they are now not in contention for the playoffs. MS Dhoni and his men have badly struggled this season, as a result, are lying at the bottom of the IPL table. CSK will be playing for their pride when they take on an in-form RCB side on Sunday.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 25
CSK Won: 15
RCB Won: 9
No Result: 1
Since it’s an afternoon match the players will have to bear the scorching heat of Dubai and produce their absolute best.
Injury and Availability News
No new Injury concerns for both the sides ahead of the match.
RCB is expected to play an unchanged squad after their complete performance. Whereas CSK might experiment and give chances to new players who thus far haven’t played many games.
Fantasy Tips – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (wk /c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazelwood, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings- Top Fantasy Picks
Virat Kohli: The RCB skipper has a thunderous record against CSK in IPL. The last time the two sides met he scored a match-winning 90* and was the difference between the two sides. Picking Kohli in your fantasy side should be a no brainer.
Ab de Villiers: Your fantasy XI will be half-done if you don’t pick Ab de Villiers in your team. The batting maestro has been in superb form in IPL 2020 as he has batted with a strike of around 200 and taken his side out of trouble numerous times.
Mohammed Siraj: After his heroics in the last match, Siraj should also be a sure shot pick your side. He had figures of 8-3 in the last match and his confidence will be sky high when he will once again take the new ball against CSK.
Sam Curran: The quality CSK all-rounder has been one of the very few bright spots for his side this season. Curran should be the first pick from the CSK squad in your fantasy XI.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Ab de Villiers
Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-Keeper – AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni
Batsmen –Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur