Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their seventh match of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai tonight.
Chennai Super Kings who have two wins from six matches haven't played good cricket this season so far. Their batsmen have struggled to score quick runs while bowlers especially spinners have leaked a lot of runs in middle overs. The good news is for them that with two consecutive fifties Shane Watson is back in form and along with inform Faf du Plessis, he will be key.
In middle overs, Rayudu, MS Dhoni, and Sam Curran have to do the job while Jadeja and Bravo will play the finishers' role. In bowling, Deepak Chahar needs to take wickets with the new ball, and the likes of Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, and Sam Curran are doing well in middle and death overs.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore with three wins from five matches is in a good position but they need to build a winning streak and for that, they need to improve their death overs bowling and in big run chases their top-order batsmen have to bat with more responsibility.
As usual Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers' performance will decide the result and the likes of Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal will look to give them good support. In the bowling Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, and Mohammed Siraj have to bowl really well.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the 25th match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 24
Chennai Super Kings won - 15
Royal Challengers Bangalore won - 8
No result - 1
2 - Deepak Chahar has picked up only 2 wickets in the power play in this IPL season so far.
7 - Ambati Rayudu needs 7 more runs to complete 1000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
7 - Chennai Super Kings have won 7 of their last 8 matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.
25.10 - AB de Villiers averages only 25.10 against Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He has 477 runs with 1 hundred and 3 fifties against them.
200 - Yuzvendra Chahal needs 3 more wickets to achieve the milestone of 200 wickets in T20 cricket.
747 - With 747 runs Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer against Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
794 - MS Dhoni has scored 794 runs at 41.78 in 25 innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore - the most runs by any batsman against RCB in IPL.
4000 - MS Dhoni needs 60 more runs to become the second batsman after Suresh Raina (4527) to score 4000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.