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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore looks towards hat-trick of wins, faces Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League 2020 clash at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Both sides are completely in opposite positions in the IPL 2020 points table.  With seven wins from 10 games, Virat Kohli-led RCB will be looking to enter in top-two teams with a win here, while Chennai is languishing at the bottom with only three wins from 11 games.

In their last encounter, RCB had defeated the three-time IPL champions CSK by 37 runs. RCB will be keen to register another win against CSK to confirm their position in the playoffs, while all the playoff entry doors have been for CSK. MS Dhoni’s CSK will be looking to salvage their pride by registering their fourth win in IPL 2020. 

RCB have witnessed a remarkable improvement from their last-place finish in the previous season. The team have been absolutely sensational in the IPL 2020 and are just one win away from qualifying for the playoffs. Skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have performed well in the last few matches. RCB’s pacer Mohammed Siraj registered his career-best figures in the previous game against KKR. Chris Morris and Yajuvendra Chahal too are performing well for their team.   

RCB are going into the match on the back of two successive wins against Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, while CSK have suffered three back-to-back losses. The three time IPL champion Chennai suffered the biggest defeat of IPL by 10 wickets against Mumbai Indians on Friday which dented their hopes of a late comeback. Their batting and bowling units haven’t really clicked in unison so far, which is one of the main reasons they are lying at the bottom of the table.

Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad and Adam Zampa.

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

Match Details

Time:  3:30 pm IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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