Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 25

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli lock horns against each in a superstar clash.

Match Details:

The 25th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Chennai and Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Coming off a 10-wicket win over Punjab, at the same stadium, Chennai will be riding high on confidence. But, their opponents, Bangalore will be wanting to find some momentum, as in the lead-up to this match, they have not fared well, with their latest outing resulting in a 59-run loss against Delhi on Monday. So far, Chennai have played in 6 matches, and have only won two, and Bangalore, have played 5 and won three.

Statistically, Bangalore may look better than Chennai, but it is the ‘Thala’ led side that will have momentum on their side. This will make things interesting in this match, as both ‘Captain Cool’, MS Dhoni and his student in the Indian team, ‘Captain Fearless’, Virat Kohli will be coming into this match, with only one intention, which would be to win the match for their teams. And, it would be a thing to see that who gets his team past the finish line successfully.


CHE vs BAN Match 25 Weather Report:

The weather on Saturday is expected to be clear, with the chances of precipitation just 10 per cent, a full-length match is very much on the cards. The temperature is expected to be around the 32 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at this stadium will help the bowlers in the second innings of the match. For a captain winning the toss, batting first should be an ideal choice, after seeing how well teams have done till now in the matches that have been played at this ground.

Average first innings score:

183 (Last 5 Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0 (Last 5 Indian T20 League matches at this venue)


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

CHE vs BAN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma

Bench:

Murali Vijay, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Piyush Chawla

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Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench:

Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann


CHE vs BAN Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Devdutt Padikkal (8.5 credits) – Devdutt Padikkal has impressed everyone this season with his batting skills. He has played in 5 matches and has scored 178 runs at a strike rate of 131.85.

Sam Curran (8.5 credits) – Sam Curran has played in 6 matches for Chennai and has taken 7 wickets and has given away runs at the rate of just above 8 runs per over.

Shardul Thakur (8.5 credits) – Shardul Thakur has featured in three matches this season and has taken a total of 5 wickets so far.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Shane Watson

Vice-Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Aaron Finch

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CHE vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – AB de Villers, Devdutt Padikkal, Faf du Plessis (VC), Shane Watson, Virat Kohli (C)

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran

Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

12th Man – Chris Morris

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CHE vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – AB de Villers, Aaron Finch (VC), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson (C), Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

12th Man – Dwayne Bravo


Expert Advice:

The batsmen of both these teams have been in great form in this tournament and in your fantasy team, you can go with as many as five batsmen in your team. And, for the choice of the fifth batsman of your team, you can include either Devdutt Padikkal or Aaron Finch.

Today’s CHE vs BAN Probable Winners:

Chennai is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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