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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings: Probable playing XI and team news

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be going up against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first of the two matches in today’s 2020 IPL doubleheader. RCB cruised to a victory early on in the tournament against CSK, thanks to a 52-ball 90 from Virat Kohli and a disciplined bowling performance from their bowlers.

RCB v CSK: Head-To-Head

The two teams have faced off a total of 26 times over the course of the last 12 years, with Royal Challengers Bangalore triumphing by 37 runs in the previous encounter. Prior to that, CSK had won 4 out of the last 5 encounters between the two, with the Challengers sneaking through by 1 run in the fifth.

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RCB sneaked through with a 1-run victory last year

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Team News: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore are unlikely to go into today’s game without making any changes to their side. They might consider bringing Shivam Dube into the side in place of Gurkeerat Mann Singh, but given that Gurkeerat got runs under his belt against KKR, the change seems a tad unlikely. 

Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Team News: Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Head coach Stephen Fleming discussed that fast bowler KM Asif and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner are likely to feature against RCB. That would mean Shardul Thakur and Josh Hazlewood will have to sit out. Given that CSK aim to rebuild the team for the next few years, youngsters such as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Narayan Jagadeesan will be retaining their spots in the XI.

Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir,