IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings occupy the fifth and the sixth spot respectively at the Points Table.

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CSK vs RCB preview

Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings will square off against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second match played on October 10, 2020. Both the IPL giants will lock horns at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. The fans can get to witness raining sixes during the game as the ground of Sharjah offers smaller boundaries. 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Chennai Super Kings

It won’t be wrong to say that this year has been the worst IPL season for CSK so far. After playing six matches, MS Dhoni and co. have four losses against their name. Their previous encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders also came with a defeat for last year’s runner-ups.

Cricket experts from all over have criticised their playing style and team selection in this tournament. Moreover, their batting order is also something that received massive backlash right from the season began. With an expectation of high-scoring clash, it would be interesting to see if CSK plays Kedar Jadhav against RCB or not. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli and his side have had a decent outing so far in IPL 2020. In five games, the Bangalore-based franchise collected six points to find a place at the fifth spot in Points Table. Skipper Kohli too found his lost form in the last two encounters.

RCB’s most expensive buy of this season Chris Morris has recovered from the injury and will be available for the clash against CSK. His ability to play big shots at the middle-order will play a crucial role for Bangalore against the experienced bowlers of Chennai.

Match Details

  • Date: October 10, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Squads 

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad

MS Dhoni (c & wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad

Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Also Read | MS Dhoni taking a run-chase too deep: Time to change approach?

Ideal Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  • 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

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 24
  • CSK won: 15
  • RCB won: 8
  • No Result: 1
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • AB de Villiers (c)

Batsmen:

  • Faf de Plessis (vc)
  • Virat Kohli
  • Aaron Finch
  • Shane Watson

All-rounders:

  • Washington Sundar
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Sam Curran

Bowlers:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Deepak Chahar

Key Players

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Deepak Chahar

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal

Also Read | Top 5 Highest Partnerships in IPL History

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