Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings in the 44th match of IPL 2020. They are placed at the third spot while CSK are languishing at the last spot. The last time two teams locked horns, RCB defeated the Yellow Army by 37 runs.
Three time champions Chennai Super Kings are now out of the top four race. Apart from Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran, no other player is in form and this is one of the reasons why they lie at the bottom of the table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has been in a fine form and are just one win away from the playoffs. RCB team is well balanced now as AB Devilliers and Virat Kohli getting good support from their bowling department.
Possible Starting Eleven:
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
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.
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu(VC), Aaron Finch, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Imran Tahir
The pitch in Dubai has been a decent one for batting with nothing much for the bowlers. However, from the last few games, even the bowlers, especially the spinners, have started to get assistance from the surface.
We believe the surface will tend to get a bit slower in the second innings and hitting big shots will be difficult. The captain winning the toss will want to bat first.
First innings score prediction:
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2020 is 174 runs.
Head to Head:
RCB won- 9
CSK won- 16
Chennai Super Kings: 55%
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 45%
Bet365: CSK- 1.68, RCB- 2.00
Betway: CSK- 1.65, RCB- 2.00