RCB vs CSK Dream 11 prediction (IPL 2020)

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RCB V/S CSK (25TH Match ) Pre-Match Analysis (Today’s Match Prediction Dream 11 )

Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy gaming Tips, Probable Playing XIs for RCB - Bangalore vs CSK - Chennai T20 Match at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai 7:30 PM IST Saturday October 10 

Head to Head

After a beautiful show in Abu Dhabi it’s time to move on to the southern belterin Dubai! Yes, The RCB - Bangalore are up against the CSK - Chennai and both teams are settled at the middle of the points table. While RCB have won 3 out of their 5 matches, CSK has won just 2 matches from their 6 matches and are struggling really bad in this edition. Chennai were on course for a triumph against the KKR but suddenly they lost their way in the second half of their innings after Watson and Rayudu gave them a strong start. They choked towards the end and failed to score a win. This is very disheartening given that they have been table leaders since the beginning of the league. Even though their bowlers have found some sort of rhythm in the last couple of matches it is their middle order which has really struggled in this edition. At the top, Watson and Faf, both have been brilliant and have been giving their team good starts in every game. Skipper MS Dhoni is also struggling with the bat and so is Kedar Jadhav. Jadeja is just hitting a few balls out of the park but that too mostly in losing causes. 

On the other hand, Bangalore was thrashed by the Delhi batsmen in their last game and will be cautious coming into this one. They are well aware that their bowling got a really good beating in the last one and Chennai has some good smashers in their side. They will want all their departments to fire tonight if they really want to win. Kohli would be really hoping their batting shows some class act tonight and so does their bowling. CSK are low on confidence and the RCB will look to dominate the game with some good performances. 

History 

Both sides have faced each other on 24 occasions in the IPL so far, with Chennai holding a 15 -8-win record against Bangalore. Chennai has won the title three time and has been a regular at the play-offs, while Bangalore has struggled in the past to make it to the play-offs and would want to make it to the final this year as they are looking far better than their previous season.  

Here are some interesting facts to look at :

Total number of matches played: 24

Matches won by CSK: 15

Matches won by RCB: 8

Matched played in India: 21 (CSK 14, RCB 6)

Matches played in UAE: 0 (CSK 0, RCB 0)

CSK average score against RCB: 154

RCB average score against CSK: 145

Most runs for CSK: 706 (MS Dhoni)

Most runs for RCB: 761 (Virat Kohli)

Most wickets for CSK: 13 (Dwayne Bravo)

Most wickets for RCB: 10 (Yuzvendra Chahal)

Most catches for CSK: 12 (MS Dhoni)

Most catches for RCB: 10 (Virat Kohli)

Pitch Conditions 
The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket stadium, Dubai. Here, Teams batting first have an upper hand generally. The pitch will be slow, but the ground is smaller, so both teams will look to earn some extra runs at the beginning.  
Moreover, dew will also play an important factor so whoever wins the toss will look to bat first. The ball will spin which is good news for both the teams, given the fact that both teams have some really good spinners in their line-up.

Batting 
RCB : 
The RCB boast of some really strong batsmen including the best batsmen in the world Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their line-up and the good news is that Virat is back! If they want to go for some interesting options for tonight, there is Aron Finch and Moeen Ali and also a certain Josh Phillipe. Youngsters Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Shahbaz Ahmed and Washington Sundar provide them plenty of options to choose from and these boys are getting good exposure. Parthiv Patel has not yet seen the light of the day yet. They also have some formidable all-rounders in the form of Chris Morris and Isuru Udana. The batting department looks sorted, they just need their skipper to fire tonight and they are good to go for a strong finish in every match in the future.

CSK : 
CSK will eagerly be waiting for their Skipper MS Dhoni to fire some sixes and will cross their fingers hoping the star batsman makes some useful runs going forward in the tournament. If he performs in  today’s match they would like to think, they have a chance. They also have a few other explosive batsmen in Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo but Watson is not scoring. Kedar Jadhav provides some really good stability to the middle-order and of course there is Ambati Rayudu who can tackle the tail-end with Ravindra Jadeja. The tail is deep, and CSK knows that and will look to capitalize on it.

Bowling : 
RCB : 
The Bangalore team looks as strong in the bowling department as they are in the batting department. Navdeep Saini has been phenomenal to watch and did an exceptional job in their previous match, bowling in the death overs. Umesh Yadav is going through a rough patch but is still looking promising. Dale Steyn is looking like a mere shadow of the kind player he is and may soon turn things around for himself.  Mohammed Siraj and Kane Richardson add a lot of depth to the line-up while the star of the show this year has been Yuzvendra Chahal with some really good performances and the purple cap contender for his team.

CSK : 
Sam Curran is on the points table in the league with highest number wickets under his belt in the CSK camp and is in contention to win the purple cap at the end of the tournament. Piyush Chawla is looking good with newfound confidence in the CSK camp and will get a bit of help from fellow spinner Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore. Deepak Chahar has shown a lot of promise since the first match of the league and he will be matching steps with either Lungi Ngidi or Dwayne Bravo, both are looking in a decent touch this season. Imran Tahir has not found a spot in the team yet; the fans really want to know when he will come out in the yellow jersey. He could add a lot to this side.

Probable Playing XI : 

RCB : 
Aaron Finch 
Devdutt Padikkal
Virat Kohli (c) 
AB de Villiers (WK) 
Chris Morris 
Shivam Dube 
Washington Sundar
Adam Zampa
Mohammad Siraj
Navdeep Saini 
Yuzvendra Chahal

CSK : 
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

Match Prediction
CSK are desperately trying to find their feet in the tournament, with 5 losses on their back. They are barely looking like the team they actually are. The funny thing is every time they think one of their departments is doing really well in a match, another lets them down.  If they really want to win this, they will have to come all guns blazing and that is looking like a far cry as of now. 
RCB, on the other hand, will be coming into the match knowing that CSK are low on confidence and therefore the former will try to dominate the match from ball 1. Their batting order is strong, but the middle order will have to fire tonight, and the bowling will have to support equally. 

Sportswhoop pick for tonight : RCB - Bangalore

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