It’s a clash of the heavyweights as Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. The match will be contested at Dubai International Stadium on 10th October (Sunday) beginning from 7:30 PM IST.
The much-anticipated fixture will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore were completely outplayed by Delhi Capitals in the previous encounter and will be anxious to return on winning ways. CSK too lost their last match as they failed to chase down a total against KKR and they too need a win against RCB.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 24
CSK Won: 15
RCB Won: 8
No Result: 1
The players of both sides will have to adapt to the heat of Dubai as the temperatures in the evening will be fluttering around 30 degrees Celcius.
The Dubai pitch has been suitable to bat on in the first innings but in the second half it has slowed down a touch. So once again the captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first and defend it later on.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings total at Dubai in IPL 2020 has been ranging between 170-180 runs.
Injury and Availability News
Good news for RCB as their premier all-rounder Chris Morris is fully fit and expected to play his first match of the season.
On the other hand, CSK doesn’t have any injury concerns and are expected to play their strongest side against RCB.
Fantasy Tips-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk /c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals – Top Fantasy Picks
Virat Kohli: The RCB skipper has finally found some decent form in the competition and will be the most important batsman against CSK. After failing to make a winning contribution in the last match, Kohli will be eyeing a big score yet again in the big match.
Ab de Villiers: The South African genius missed out in the last match but has been in breath-taking touch with the willow. CSK will be hoping to dismiss ABD early in the piece as he can change the match in a matter of few overs.
Devdutt Padikkal: The sensational Devdutt Padikkal has been prolific form in the season so far, In 5 matches he has recorded 3 half-centuries and RCB has won all the matches. Pick Padikkal in your squad has he has bounced back extremely well after a low score.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leggie has been a banker for skipper Virat Kohli in the last 5 matches. Chahal will be charged up for the match against CSK and will be hoping to spin a web around their right-handed batsmen.
Shane Watson: The all-rounder will be playing against his former franchise RCB. Watson in the last two matches has timed the ball exceptionally well and will be looking to do the same on Sunday.
Faf du Plessis: Watson’s opening partner Du Plessis too will be vital for his side as he has been their leading run-getter this season.
MS Dhoni: The great MS Dhoni may have struggled for runs so far but he always saves his best for RCB. Dhoni in the last few seasons has tormented Kohli and his men and will again hold the key in the massive fixture.
Sam Curran: The Englishmen has been terrific for CSK in IPL 2020. He has always put his hand up and contributed with both ball and willow. Sam Curran in your fantasy XI is a must as he contributes in all three departments.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: AB De Villiers
Vice-Captain: Shane Watson
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, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.