Match #25 in the Indian Premier League 2020 will feature Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. With very little to choose between sides, the battle for supremacy between the two South Indian franchises could be massive.
CSK have four points from six matches with a record of 2-4. RCB have six points from five matches and they have a 3-2. Both teams have been struggling in the middle overs and that opens up selection choices.
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Shane Watson has sprung to life in his last two matches. His quick runs at the top are an asset to MS Dhoni’s men. Faf may have failed in his previous match, but the South African looks set to get his mojo back.
MS Dhoni’s struggles with the bat mean his prowess behind the stumps isn’t attractive anymore. Sam Curran’s all-round abilities and Shardul Thakur’s consistency make them better options. Ravindra Jadeja is struggling with the ball and is a risky choice on current form.
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The Royal Challengers have been struggling for consistency themselves, especially with the ball. Devdutt Padikkal has been the standout surprise this season. Although his recent game has ended in a low score, the young left-hander could be a good choice.
Virat Kohli is due a big score and could be itching to get on here. Washington Sundar has been a revelation once he got to open the bowling. AB de Villiers and Kohli remain their effective players.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Sam Curran has been the standout player for CSK. His all-round skills make him a good choice.
Faf du Plessis has looked settled at the crease and has been scoring at a SR of 151.01 and a boundary percentage of 54.84.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been the standout performer for the RCB side and promises to be yet another inspiring pick.
Chennai Super Kings: 1 Faf du Plessis 2 Shane Watson 3 Ambati Rayudu 4 Kedar Jadhav 5 MS Dhoni (C & WK) 6 Ravindra Jadeja 7 Sam Curran 8 Piyush Chawla 9 Dwayne Bravo 10 Shardul Thakur 11 Deepak Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Devdutt Padikkal 2 Aaron Finch 3 Virat Kohli (C) 4 AB de Villiers (WK) 5 Moeen Ali 6 Washington Sundar 7 Shivam Dube 8 Chris Morris 9 Navdeep Saini 10 Mohammad Siraj 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
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