Match 44 of the season will be fought between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai. Currently, RCB are in the third position, while CSK are last on the points table. A win for RCB could seal their playoffs spot, while a loss for CSK would knock them out.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost a fortnight away from its final. The tournament has sailed well as of now, while Match 44 will see a clash between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday in Dubai.
The day's match in Dubai will see a clash between the third spot (RCB) and the last one (CSK), where RCB will be seen in their green dress.
Both the teams weigh equally. However, RCB players have done their jobs well in their respective arenas, while CSK batsmen have struggled a lot in the tournament.
The teams have clashed 26 times, of which CSK have won 16 times, while RCB have won nine times. A match resulted in no result. In their clash earlier this season, RCB had won by 37 runs in Dubai.
RCB are in a fiery form and their players have been exceptional on the field. CSK batsmen have had a tough tournament and have struggled throughout the tournament.
Weather and pitch report
The temperature in Dubai will be around 35 degrees. The pitch has deteriorated and any score around 160 will be quite competitive.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chennai Super Kings: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir.
Dream 11 Team
Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c)- Padikkal and de Villiers can get the team off to a good start. Rayudu and Kohli can consolidate in the middle and provide momentum. Kohli rising form makes him the captain.
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (vc)- The wicketkeeper-batsman can accommodate well according to the situation and provide the stability required. His experience makes him the vice-captain for the side.
All-rounders: Sam Curran- The all-rounder has been exceptional with both bat and the ball and is a must include.
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj- Spinner Chahal can scalp wickets, while the pacers, including Saini, Thakur, Morris and Siraj can restrict the opposition to a low score, as has been their case this season.
Players to watch out for
Aaron Finch: The batsman from Australia has been unable to put on a big show with the bat. He has made little contributions with the bat and fans are still awaiting a big performance from his bat.
N Jagadeesan: The budding player has tasted success and failure with the bat. Amid CSK's unstable batting order, a performance is awaited from this young player.
Last Updated 24, Oct 2020, 7:44 PM