CSK vs BLR Dream11 Prediction: It’s time for the South Indian derby this IPL with Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai. Both teams haven’t been much dominant so far and are still pondering over an ideal combination. The head-to-head record favours CSK with 15 wins from 24 matches but on current form, RCB has an edge. Both the teams are under the pump to win this match and grab some points so that they don’t have to do much work at the back-end of the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings batting unit has come into sharp criticism due to the batting intent shown by them during run-chases. They’ve never batted first so far this season which haven’t allowed their batsmen to bat freely in the slow decks at UAE. With the addition of D Bravo and S Thakur, the bowling unit has performed well but it’s their batting which has let them down more often. K Jadhav has been thrashed for his awful T20 numbers for CSK, but the fact that CSK doesn’t have any middle-order batsman in their squad makes him a must in the eleven. They’re most likely gonna field the same eleven as against KKR last match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 3 matches out of their 5 games and are placed at the fifth position in the points table. The top-order involving D Padikkal, A Finch, V Kohli and AB De Villiers have all been amongst the runs but the issue for them like every season has been their death bowling. With the absence of Morris, they’ve struggled to contain runs at the death which was evident in their game against MI. They lost their last game against Delhi Capitals with a big margin of 59 runs. V Kohli indicated the inclusion of C Morris who seems to be fit after an injury which has kept him out of the season so far. If C Morris returns, they’re more likely to drop I Udana with M Siraj being impressive in the last match.
A fresh deck is expected for this game at Dubai which will aid run-scoring. Spinners have generally been successful here with some decent turn available, unlike Abu Dhabi. The average 1st innings total here in IPL 2020 so far has been 179. Dew has been on and off at Dubai but the humidity levels predict its presence today.
Possible CSK Dream11 Playing 11 –
CSK Playing 11 (probable):
F Du Plessis
MS Dhoni (C & WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction
S Watson – He returned to form with a couple of fifties in the last two games after a shoddy start to this season. RCB bowling unit doesn’t provide much of a challenge for him.
Faf Du Plessis – The South African opener has been exceptional for CSK at the top this season with 299 runs from 6 games. Expect another field-day for him.
S Curran – The gritty English opener has flourished under Dhoni’s captaincy both with the bat and ball. With K Jadhav out of form, he could be pushed up the batting order.
MS Dhoni – His IPL numbers against Royal Challengers Bangalore make for good reading with 794 runs at an average of 41.79. This could be the game where he gets back into his groove.
Possible BLR Dream11 Playing 11 –
RCB Playing 11 (probable):
V Kohli (C)
AB De Villiers
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs BLR Today Match Prediction
D Padikkal – He’s had a great debut IPL season so far with 178 runs from 5 matches. CSK’s bowling unit doesn’t have the firepower to trouble him.
AB De Villiers – He’s in top form this season with 155 runs from 5 games murdering pace bowlers at the death.
Y Chahal – Dubai usually assists spin and who other than Chahal to exploit it against a right hand dominant CSK batting unit.
N Saini – Saini clocks more than 140kph consistently which makes him a threat for most of the CSK batsmen. The long square boundaries will definitely help him.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – There’s a lot of quality options here, so we can go all-out from this category.
2). Batsman – Pick a mixture of top-order batsmen and some quality middle-order bats.
3). Bowlers – Give more preference to spinners and regarding pacers try not to buy more than one.
4). Wicket-Keeper – Two quality options available here and AB De Villiers could pip MS Dhoni.
Having more RCB players in the CSK vs BLR Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
Choose one of the top-order batsmen from both teams as your captain or make one of those utility all-rounders as the captain. If you want to go out of the box, choose a spinner as your captain.
Differential Picks –
W Sundar – He’s been good with the ball bowling some exceptional spells upfront. With the tracks at Dubai assisting spin, he can pick some wickets.
Karn Sharma – He came into the side replacing P Chawla last match and bowled pretty well. With Kohli and AB De Villiers troubles against leg-spin, he can come handy.