Match Prediction and Analysis
The 25th match of IPL is one of the most awaited competitions of the tournament as we will witness a great fight between two great captains of India; MS Dhoni (Captain-CSK) and Virat Kohli (Captain-RCB). No doubt, both teams are fighting well in every match, but interesting thing is that both have lost their last game. That means great pressure will be on both sides.
It will be the 26th head to head strike between RCB and CSK in the history of IPL and CSK is clearing wining in stats with 16 Win, 8 lost, and 1 draw. Regardless of these stats, the upcoming match will be so different for both teams as they are going to take on each other in Dubai Cricket Stadium for the first time.
According to my analytics, RCB will mark its 4th win here. Let’s take a look at different details in a broader way.
The batting order is not much different in both teams as both are much relying on their top order batsmen and their middle-order is still struggling in the tournament. After their recent loss in IPL, we will see big changes from both sides.
RCB is thinking about the comeback of Chris Morris (SA) who was suffering from injury and didn’t play a single match in the current edition of IPL. His entry in the team will solve the depth overs issue that RCB is facing from its first match. He will probably replace Moeen Ali in this match who didn’t perform well in this first match of IPL 2020 against Dehli Capitals. One more change is expected from Virat Kohli.
CSK had succumbed to a total of 4 losses out of 6 matches in this season. That’s why it is being predicted that we will see two to three changes in his playing 11. MS Dhoni will definitely try some new combination in his bowling attack along with one change in middle-order batsmen. Imran Tahir is still looking for his first game in IPL 2020 despite the leading wicket-taker in the last edition.
This match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This pitch is favorable for batting the second team with 45 wins for target chasing team out of 76 total played matches and 30 wins for batting the first team. The average first inning score on this pitch is 152 with 190 plus score for 6 times.
Both Captains love to chase, and their toss pattern proofs that. Every time they won the toss in the current edition of IPL, they decided to bowl first. The same will come in the match too and it is also the demand for pitch. Because the winning probability of batting second is 0.6 in this venue.
Our Favorite Bets
- Virat Kohli Will Score Above 33.5
Although Run Machine Virat Kohli has not a good start this season, he has now gained his form by playing a massive inning of 72 runs in the match against Rajasthan Royals. Virat inning will help his team in putting a big score on the scoreboard. Based on what we have seen from Virat is that once he is in his form, no one can beat him and 33.5 is not big for him. So, this can be a good bet for you to take a big advantage of.
- Faf du Plessis Top Batsman from CSK
Faf du Plessis is opening from CSK and having a great season so far with an average of 74.75 with a strike rate of more than 151. He also played 37 boundaries in 6 matches that included 29 fours and 6 sixes. This makes him a great option for a big bet.
- Yuzvendra Chahal Top Bowler for RCB
RCB bowling attack is very much relying on Yuzvendra Chahal. Although he is not having a good season yet, even then he is really important for RCB in middle overs. He is one of the top five wicket-takers of this season with 8 wickets in 5 matches. Y. Chahal will not only help RCB to win but he can also help you in winning big.