Preview & Prediction: Match 44 (RCB vs CSK)

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Preview & Prediction: Match 44 (RCB vs CSK)

CSK has now failed to fire with their team A & B both and now stands at lesser than a percent chance for the Top4 finish. Although late, it was a credible move to line up Gaikwad and Jagadeesan in the squad. If not for the brute pace of MI against which everyone failed, the youngsters could have left an impression.
RCB is riding on the bowling form so far and is yet to make an authoritative statement with bat barring VK-AB. Calls of Moeen for Finch has grown louder on social media after the former has not given any glimpses of the form in the tournament so far.

Challengers will start clear favorites.


Dubai: Chasing has been very successful here in the last few games. Stock your fantasy XI with pacers.

Probable XI
CSK: Curran, Watson, Faf, Rayudu, Jagadeesan, Dhoni, Jadeja, Tahir, Chahar, Hazlewood, Shardul

RCB: Padikkal, Finch, Kohli, ABD, Sundar, Gurkeerat/Dube, Morris, Saini, Chahal, Siraj, Udana


Head to Head
Head to Head CSK are way ahead with 15-9

A sharp dip in CSK's win% over RCB in the last 3 years.

Players Match Up

Chennai Super Kings
-Dhoni vs Legspin this season: 65(56), 3 wkts
-Dhoni vs express pace this season: 21(24), 2 wkts
-Dhoni vs Chahal: SR 148
-Dhoni vs Siraj: SR 186
-Watson vs Offbreak this season: 18(13), 2 wkts
-Watson vs Chahal: 24(34), 3 wkts
-Watson vs Morris: 49(28), 0 wkts
-Jadeja vs express pace this season: 77(37), 1 wkt
-Jadeja vs Morris: 14(10), 2 wkts

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kohli vs Jadeja: 109(103), 3 wkts
-Kohli vs Curran: SR 195
-ABD's SR vs pacers this season: 214
-ABD vs Tahir: 39(21), 2 wkts
-Finch vs Legspin this season: Avg 17, SR 139, Wkts 4
-Finch vs Fast-Medium this season: 21(28), 2 wkts
-Finch vs Chahar: 5(12), 2 wkts
-Finch vs Tahir: 15(12), 2 wkts
-Sundar vs Legbreak this season: 23(18), 2 wkts


Fantasy Team
-Finch & D Chahar both are priced at 8.5 Cr in the fantasy. As per the match up, I went with Chahar.
-Morris has been tremendous and a clear candidate for VC.


HTH Records
Kohli & Dhoni have identical averages with over 700 runs. Faf & Rayudu have good numbers while ABD's are poor.

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