Tue. Oct 20th, 2020
CSK-RCB rivalry is centred around Dhoni-Kohli

In Match 25 of the Dream11 IPL, Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in today’s second IPL match of the day in Dubai. Both the teams arrive into the contest on the back of a defeat. While CSK lost a close encounter with KKR, RCB faced a crushing defeat against the high-riding Delhi Capitals. However, it will be interesting to see who will win today’s IPL match.

CSK and RCB have had an IPL rivalry majorly dominated by the Yellow army in the IPL history of the last 12 years. Despite huge disparity results, the battle is more pronounced due to the presence of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni on either side. However, in today’s IPL match, both CSK and RCB will be vying to claim a win in order to preogress to the upper half in the IPL Points Table 2020.

 

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What to Expect – Pitch and Ground conditions?

Today’s CSK vs RCB IPL match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium. Usually, the pitch in Dubai has had enough help for the bowlers to account for a healthy contest. Teams batting first in Dubai have done well so far in IPL 2020. It won’t be a surprise if both the teams want to bat first given the scoring does get arduous in the second half of the match. With long boundaries, and slowness of the pitch, it will be wise to bat first and put runs on the board.

 

Players to watch out for in CSK vs RCB match

Paddikal is a young rising star for RCB in the IPL 2020
Paddikal is a young rising star for RCB in the IPL 2020 (Image Source: IPLT20.com)

For Chennai Super Kings, the Dhoni-led team would hope to put up a better show with the bat in hand. The likes of Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu will have the onus to pull off a better batting display against RCB in today’s IPL encounter. In their bowling recruits, CSK would pray for a fruitful outing for Deepak Chahar along with all-rounders in Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja.

On the other hand, for RCB, the likes of Devdutt Paddikal, and the experienced duo of skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will be in the limelight for today’s fixture againsy CSK. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini can be expected to be the trump cards for RCB.

 

Match Prediction – CSK vs RCB: Who will win today’s IPL match

Super Over IPL 2020 RCB vs MI
Virat-AB see RCB home against MI in a Super Over finish at Dubai

CSK has had a below-par IPL season with only wins in the six matches so far. However, RCB has looked a better unit with three wins in six gams so far. With a CSK XI that has failed to perform as a group, RCB can be touted as favorites to pip the IPL 2019 runners-up in today’s fixture in Dubai. However, with Dhoni at the helm, discounting CSK could be a risk

 

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