The Royal Challengers Bangalore team has been in tremendous form this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. They are just a few steps away from securing their spot in the playoffs. CSK, their opponent for the Match 44 of the IPL 2020 season, has been struggling due to their players’ inconsistent form.
The last time these two heavyweights collided, RCB got the better of CSK by 37 runs. While CSK is almost playing for pride, RCB has to seal its playoff spot as soon as possible. This clash is expected to be another mouth-watering contest.
Date: 25th October 2020
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitches used recently at this venue have been consistent throughout 40 overs. 170 seems to be a par score here. Captains won’t mind chasing here. However, anything over 180 and the chasing might get difficult. It is a day game. The day is expected to be hot and humid; this will test the fitness levels of players. Fielding for 20 overs and running between wickets can take its toll on some players.
In the last five games at the venue the side that has bowled first has gone on to win four games. There is slowness on the surface as we have seen in the last few rounds of games here and it becomes difficult for a side to judge a par score. Hence, the side winning the toss would be looking to bowl first.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 26, CSK Won: 16, RCB Won: 9, NR: 1
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.
RCB Expected Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
CSK vs RCB Match Prediction:
While this match is not going to have any impact on the top four teams on the points table, it is still a match that both sides would like to win. Being accountable we provide accurate and best IPL betting tips. Chennai Super Kings would want to get a few points on the board and finish the tournament on a happy note whereas, for Royal Challengers Bangalore, this match could prove to be a stepping-stone to finish among the top two teams. Having said that, the Super Kings are likely to give their youngsters a free run to go out and express themselves. Considering the recent form and the on-paper composition of the two sides, Royal Challengers Bangalore are firm favorites to emerge on top in the 44th match of IPL 2020. To earn more money by availing our free IPL betting tips, visit the website of Bhaiji.