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CSK vs RCB Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 25

The Chennai Super Kings have dominated the Head-to-Head race against Royal Challengers Bangalore by a 15-8 margin.

Match Details:

The 25th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

It seemed as if things got back on track for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after the 10-wicket win against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). However, in their last game, the troubles with the middle order were exposed once again as they threw away a game they should have won. Despite having a fabulous think tank at their disposal, the Super Kings have more questions glaring at them that the answers. With so much uncertainty and pressure, they gear up to face their IPL nemesis – the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

This South Indian Derby gets more exciting this time since the Royal Challengers Bangalore have looked good this season. Despite the wonderful record CSK has got against RCB, the latter has looked to be the team in form this season. They have blown hot and cold but have got a good core group of players and would be hopeful of getting back to the winning ways.


CSK vs RCB Weather Report for Match 25:

The evening in Dubai is expected to be slightly cooler than the day. The temperatures will range between 31 and 33 degrees Celsius while the skies will be hazy.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The sides chasing have struggled at this venue and only on one occasion, the chasing side was successful thus far. In the last two matches, teams batting first have put up big totals and registered wins by big margins here.

Average first innings score:

181 (At this venue till Match 22)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 7, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

Virat Kohli confirmed that Chris Morris will be available for this game during the post-match presentations of the RCB vs DC match.

CSK vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa/Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn, Josh Philippe, Umesh Yadav.

Dream11 Fantasy Tips


CSK vs RCB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Faf du Plessis is the man in form for CSK and has scored 299 runs thus far in 6 games at an average of 75 and a strike rate of over 150.

Virat Kohli scored 43 and 72 runs in the last two games and is slowly getting back to his zone in this tournament.

AB de Villiers mustered 155 runs in the tournament at an average of 52 and a strike rate of 176.

Shane Watson has been impressive with half-centuries in the last two matches and has scored 185 runs at an average of 37 thus far in the tournament.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been good with the ball in hand and has picked up 8 wickets thus far from 5 games.

MS Dhoni has a good record against RCB. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 84 off 48 in the last game against this team. In his last three innings against RCB, he wasn’t dismissed even once.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson

Vice-Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni

Batters – Virat Kohli (vc), Devdutt Padikkal, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis (c)

All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal (vc), Shane Watson (c), Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar


Expert Advice:

Yuzvendra Chahal has been in brilliant form this season with the ball. The leg-spinner must be a part of your Head-to-Head as well as Grand League teams.

Today’s CSK vs RCB Probable Winners:

The team batting first is expected to win this match.

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