Hello and welcome to Match 43 of IPL 2020 in UAE. The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture in Dubai on Sunday.
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RCB vs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Score Updates: MS Dhoni’s Chennai vs Virat Kohli’s Bangalore, playing XI out soon, toss at 3 PM
Head-to-head: (25 matches – CSK 15 | RCB 9 | NR 1)
The two teams have faced each other 25 times in the IPL so far, and CSK holds a 15-9 head-to-head win/loss record over RCB, with one match washed out.
Last IPL meeting:
RCB (169/4 in 20 overs) beat CSK (132/8 in 20 overs) by 37 runs.
Earlier this season, the sides had squared off against each other in Dubai on October 10, Saturday. The Royal Challengers defeated the Super Kings by 37 runs back then. Captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 52-ball 90, while Chris Morris ended with figures of three wickets for just 19 runs.
Here’s how CSK and RCB are placed in the Points Table –
RCB currently occupies the third position in the 2020 IPL points table with 14 points from 10 outings, which include seven wins and three losses. Meanwhile, CSK is placed eighth in the standings with six points, having won three games and lost eight.
IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)
RCB – The team has four wins from its last five matches (4:1)
CSK – The franchise has one victory in its last five games (1:4)
The Royal Challengers have won four out of their six games in Dubai while the Super Kings have tasted defeat in three out of their five matches at the venue.
Opener Padikkal, RCB’s second highest run-scorer in the tournament after Virat Kohli, bears resemblance to former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden, said teammate Chris Morris – READ
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI
1. Aaron Finch (Overseas)
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Virat Kohli (C)
4. A. B. de Villiers (Overseas/Wk)
5. Shivam Dube
6. Moeen Ali (Overseas)
7. Chris Morris (Overseas)
8. Washington Sundar
9. Yuzvendra Chahal
10. Md. Siraj
11. Navdeep Saini
Chennai Super Kings Predicted XI
1. Shane Watson (Overseas)
2. Faf du Plessis (Overseas)
3. Ambati Rayudu
4. Ruturaj Gaikwad
5. M. S. Dhoni (C & Wk)
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. Mitchell Santner (Overseas)
8. Piyush Chawla
9. Deepak Chahar
10. Sam Curran (Overseas)
11. Shardul Thakur
Chennai Super Kings lost to Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets in the last game. Here’s what M.S. Dhoni had to say about his team’s performance – READ
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, R. Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande.
– If MS Dhoni’s CSK loses to Virat Kohli’s RCB tonight, it will be out of the playoff race for the first time since 2008.
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THE BEST PERFORMERS THIS SEASON (FROM RCB & CSK)
1) Faf du Plessis (CSK) – 376
2) Virat Kohli (RCB) – 365
3) Devdutt Padikkal (RCB) – 321
4) AB de Villiers (RCB) – 285
5) Shane Watson (CSK) – 285
1) Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) – 15
2) Sam Curran (CSK) – 10
3) Deepak Chahar (CSK) – 10
4) Shardul Thakur (CSK) – 9
5) Chris Morris (RCB) – 9
England’s Test captain Joe Root considers India’s Virat Kohli as currently the most complete player around –
Virat Kohli ‘most complete player’ around, says Joe Root
IPL 2020 Points Table
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||10||7||3||14||+0.182|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||11||6||5||12||-0.476|
|Kings XI Punjab||11||5||6||10||-0.103|
|Chennai Super Kings||11||3||8||6||-0.733|
Here’s a look at the current Orange and Purple Cap holders in Indian Premier League 2020:
Orange Cap: KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), 567 runs
Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), 23 wickets
WHERE TO WATCH IPL 2020 – CSK vs RCB LIVE?
The Indian Premier League match CSK and RCB will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app or website exclusively for VIP and Premium users.