As CSK is groping for victory, this clash against RCB will be a tough one as the Bangalore side is much stronger than CSK. RCB has been pushed to a point where they have to prove their superpower. Especially against the struggling Chennai Super Kings.
Without much ado, let’s get into predictions for the Match No.25 of IPL 2020: CSK vs RCB.
Prediction on the top run-scorer.
Burning a hell lot of calories is the routine for the Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis. His form in the current scenario means a lot for the yellow team. His run-scoring techniques through the anchoring role make a massive difference for the yellow troop. The position he comes in with Shane Watson is the apt slot for this right-handed batter. It gives him enough time to get adapted to the conditions of the field. With Shane Watson back with a bang, a certain amount of burden on Du Plessis’ shoulder has been taken down. The partnership between Shane and Faf has got the josh now to ignite from the start. Now, the beginning of the two foreign batters of CSK has gained steam, which is what the ardent fans of CSK were waiting for a long time. Since RCB’s bowling is not so good except that of Yuzvendra Chahal, Faf Du Plessis is the favorite to score more in this match.
The skipper of RCB, Virat Kohli, is getting back to his divine touch with the bat. Virat Kohli has all the opportunities to step in as a batter who can score more for the Bangalore based IPL team. The match-winning knocks from Virat Kohli have happened often, but now he is searching for consistency in it. He has got the proven comeback skill. RCB’s match against Rajasthan Royals showed us why he is the king of chasing. Since CSK struggles with their innocuous bowling attack, the Indian skipper wouldn’t miss this chance to get a good amount of runs on board.
Prediction on top wicket-taker
Yuzvendra Chahal’s wrist is doing magic with the ball. The amount of loop he is giving while delivering the ball makes him an outright competitor for scalping more wickets. With the UAE conditions favoring the spinners the most, batters are making careful steps against this leggy of RCB. But still, the batters are tempted to go for big shots, and that’s when the wonders of his release of the ball happen to pick the wickets of the batters.wonders with his precious spin bowling. Furthermore, the Indian leg spinner’s bowler’s attitude is enough to choose those significant breakthroughs that other bowlers are finding it so difficult to do. His accuracy has been so good so far in this tournament, and that acts as the key for bowling more dot balls in the middle, which in turn makes Chahal get the opponents’ critical scalps when they try to overhit him. You cannot miss this name out of this category, especially with his form in this tournament. With Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, and Ambati Rayudu are not so good against the leg-spin, this maestro of leg-spin can be dangerous for the top orders of CSK.
Prediction on Who will win the match?
CSK has a good bowling and batting department. Byt the form they are in is the most worrying factor. They are all the exponents of T20 cricket in Indian conditions, but their adaptability is under a big question mark for UAE conditions.
MeanMeanwhile in RCB, they lack the responsibility. The responsibility of every individual to contribute consistently. Without that element, the men in red cannot be the favorites to win this game.
Looking at the bench strength, RCB is way ahead of the yellow side of the IPL. But still, the leadership factor might play a pivotal role.
Looking at all the strengths, weaknesses, and current forms of both these teams, it seems so close. Both look the same. But CSK is possessing the upper hand with Dhoni’s leadership.
Prediction on the most six-hitting batter
The 360-degree batter of RCB knows about every nook and corner of the ground because of his wide range of shots. The position in which this 360-degree batter walks in is suited for six-hitting. He might be starting by facing spinners. Even with the spinners, AB De Villiers is excellent at picking the length. His lofty straight drives over long-on and long-off regions make it difficult for the spinners to bowl. Above all, the mid-wicket shots and lofted cover drives reduce the spots to bowl for the bowlers against him. There will be a barrier for ABD in the form of MS Dhoni behind the stumps. But still, ABD cannot be restricted if he gets on a roll. Eventually, he can hit it all over the park when needed the most, making him at the top of this predictable list.
Prediction on Man of the match
The six-month hiatus of Virat Kohli has put him in a position where he needs more time in the middle to settle. With the innings against Rajasthan Royals, he has come over all of it. But still, in the next match, he wasn’t able to perform well. Consequently, this would have pushed him to a particular stage where he is currently hungry to get too many runs in the kit. With such an attitude and unimaginable fitness level, Virat can once again impact his bat for his team. A great player of spin who knows how to attack Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma. In the meanwhile, Sam Curran can be dangerous with his incoming deliveries for Virat. Even Deepak Chahar can do the same with the new ball. So from these factors, it is clear that Virat needs to survive the new ball bowling of CSK. He knew the formula to play the speedsters of CSK, so let’s wait to witness Virat’s strong innings.