IPL 2020, Match 44: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 44: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Stats Preview

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In the 44th match of the IPL 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) on Sunday (25th October) afternoon.

While Royal Challengers Bangalore will play their 11th match of this season, Chennai Super Kings will play their 12th match of this season. At present, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the third position in the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points (7 wins and 3 loses) while Chennai Super Kings are in the eighth or last position in the same points table with just 6 points (3 wins and 8 loses).

It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time in this season at Dubai on 10th October 2020 during the 25th match of the IPL 2020. Royal Challengers Bangalore won that match by 37 runs.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 44: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 44: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings (RCB vs CSK) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Won, Lost, Won and Won

CSK (oldest to latest) – Lost, Won, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats RCB CSK
Top run-scorers Virat Kohli (365 runs) Faf du Plessis (376 runs)
Devdutt Padikkal (321 runs) Shane Watson (285 runs)
AB de Villiers (285 runs) Ambati Rayudu (252 runs)
Top wicket-takers Yuzvendra Chahal (15 wickets) Sam Curran (10 wickets)
Chris Morris (9 wickets) Deepak Chahar (10 wickets)
Isuru Udana (7 wickets) Shardul Thakur (9 wickets)

 

Records of RCB and CSK in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RCB 15 8 6 1 (1/0) 0
CSK 16 7 9 0 (0/0) 0

 

Records of RCB and CSK at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RCB 8 4 3 1 (1/0) 0
CSK 7 4 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) Virat Kohli (199 sixes) is only six away to become the fifth batsman to hit 200 IPL sixes. The right-handed batsman will also become the first Indian and third overall batsman to hit 200 IPL sixes for a team.

ii) With five more sixes, Virat Kohli (295 sixes) will complete 300 T20 sixes. After Rohit Sharma (376 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes), Kohli will be the fourth Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes.

AB De Villiers

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AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

i) South African cricketer AB de Villiers, who has scored 8942 T20 runs, is 58 runs behind to complete his 9000 T20 runs. The right-handed batsman will be first South African and eighth overall batsman to score 9000 T20 runs.

 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: IPL)

i) MS Dhoni has already scored 4487 T20 runs for CSK. The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman is 13 runs away to become the second CSK batsman to score 4500 T20 runs for this team. Only Suresh Raina has managed to achieve this feat as the left-handed batsman scored 5369 T20 runs for this team.

Shane Watson

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Shane Watson (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson has hit 67 IPL sixes for Chennai Super Kings. Hitting two more sixes, Watson will surpass Murali Vijay (68 IPL sixes) and become the third most IPL six-hitter for this team. Only MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are ahead of them with 186 and 171 IPL sixes for this team respectively.

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