The 25th match of IPL 2020 will be held at the Dubai International Stadium, played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be kicked off on 10th October (Saturday) at 20:00 (GMT+6).
Coming off a 10-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings will be riding high on confidence at the same stadium. But their rival, Royal Challengers Bangalore, will want to find some momentum, as they have not done well in the lead-up to this match, with their latest outing resulting in a 59-run defeat against Delhi Capitals on Monday. Thus far, Chennai Super Kings has played six games and won just two, while Royal Challengers Bangalore has played five games and won three.
Royal Challengers Bangalore may look better than Chennai Super Kings statistically, but it is the ‘Thala’ led team that will have momentum on its side, and this will make things interesting in this game, as both ‘Captain Cool’ MS Dhoni and his Indian team student,’ Captain Fearless’ Virat Kohli will come into this game with only one mission, which would be to win the game for their sides. And, it will be one thing to see who successfully gets his side past the finish line.
On Saturday, the weather is predicted to be clear, with the chances of rainfall just 10%, a full-length game is very much on the cards. It is expected that the temperature will stay around 32 degrees Celsius.
In the second innings of the match, the pitch at this stadium will help the bowlers. Batting first should be an ideal choice for a captain who wins the toss, after seeing how well sides have performed so far in the matches that have been played on this ground.
Average first innings score: 183 (Last five Indian T20 League games at this venue)
Chasing Teams Record: 1 Won, 4 Lost, 0 Tied (Last five Indian T20 League games at this venue)
Probable Playing XIs
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (wk), Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11:
Shane Watson (C), Aaron Finch (VC), MS Dhoni, AB de Villers, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Isuru Udana, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
In this tournament, the batsmen of both of these two sides were in great form and in your Dream11 team, you can go with as many as f5 batsmen. And to pick your team’s fifth batsman, you can include either Aaron Finch orDevdutt Padikkal. According to our cricket expert’s predictions, Chennai Super Kings will be the winner of this match. Place your bets now at baji.live!