MS Dhoni will face Virat Kohli in the 25th match of IPL 2020 i.e. in the second match on Saturday. CSK has played six matches so far, won two, while RCB has won three out of five matches.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), failed to perform consistently well in the last matches. The Chennai team could remove Kedar Jadhav, who failed to play well against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai had to face defeat by ten runs as they came close to victory and Jadhav’s defensive batting came under severe criticism. Rituraj Gaikwad or N Jagadishan, who have no chance from 2018, can be dropped if Jadhav is dropped. The Chennai bowlers performed better in the previous match against KKR. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo took wickets. Karn Sharma, who replaced Piyush Chawla, also took wickets while bowling. The pace bowling will depend on Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran and Shardul Thakur.
On the other hand, RCB have a captain and batsman like Virat Kohli who appeared in form against Rajasthan Royals. Young Devadatta Padyakkal and veteran AB de Villiers have performed well in the last matches. Aaron Finch will also expect an aggressive inning. In bowling, Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana are doing a good job while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the bowling force of this team. Washington Sundar bowled very well in the last league match and once again the captain will have high hopes from him.
Probable playing 11:
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (Captain and Wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.