Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will meet each other in match number 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. RCB, who have played some solid cricket this season, will want to do the double over bottom-placed CSK. MS Dhoni-led CSK have faced eight defeats so far from 11 games.

RCB have one of the best-balanced sides and their ruthlessness against KKR showed why they look so pumped up. RCB could end up doing some great things this season and it’s a pleasing sight to watch them play. Skipper Virat Kohli has led them from the front.

Meanwhile. CSK’s batting issues have been a regular story this season. They have been too timid and the performances tell you the story. The manner in which they are playing, one feels Dhoni’s brigade will finish eighth this term.

RCB vs CSK: Dream11 team prediction

Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu.

Wicket-keeper: AB de Villiers.

All-rounders: Sam Curran (vc), Washington Sundar.

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Mohammed Siraj.

Rationale behind the Dream11 team

With CSK’s batting failing continuously, we picked hopefuls Faf and Rayudu to come good in this match. RCB trio Kohli, Padikkal and ABD rule this department.

Two all-rounders come into this Dream11 team. The in-form Curran and Sundar get the nods in the all-around section. They have impressed largely. As far as the bowling is concerned, Chahal leads the line with Chawla in support. Chahar and Siraj are the two pacers.

Probable starting XI

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

CSK – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.

Match prediction

RCB are expected to get the job done against CSK.

Head-to-head record

In 25 meetings, CSK have won 15 as RCB have pocketed nine wins. One match didn’t have any result.

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