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IPL 2020, CSK vs RCB: Kohli wins toss, opts to bat

IPL 2020, KXIP vs KKR, CSK vs RCB:  The CSK square off with RCB in an intriguing mid-table IPL clash with both teams battling inconsistency.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 10, 2020 7:28:15 pm
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IPL 2020, KXIP vs KKR, CSK vs RCB Team: The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to witness its second week of doubleheaders with Kings XI Punjab [KXIP full squad] locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR full squad] in the first match of the day and 24th of the season at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. 

The KL Rahul-led KXIP have lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) so far. While KKR will be out to continue their winning run. They lost their season opener against MI, they went on to register three wins in their next four games, beating SRH, RR and CSK.

While in the second match today, Dhoni’s CSK [Chennai Super Kings full squad] are facing Kohli’s RCB [Royal Challengers Bangalore full squad]. The CSK will square off with RCB in an intriguing mid-table Indian Premier League clash with both teams battling inconsistency. CSK all-rounder Kedar Jadhav’s selection will be under the scanner after his failure in the defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders. Though the Kohli-led team faltered in the subsequent match against Delhi Capitals, they will look for an improved performance against CSK.

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CSK vs RCB, IPL 2020:

19:24 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss an opted to bat first against Chennai Super Kings.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

18:05 (IST)10 Oct 2020
One of the most anticipated IPL matches

Bangalore vs Chennai or Kohli vs Dhoni, RCB vs CSK clashes are some of the most anticipated and awaited clashes of the tournament. While RCB stand at the fifth spot in the points table, the Yellow Army are right behind by two points.

17:06 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Kohli vs Dhoni

Usually around this time, Virat Kohli is the one facing the heat whille Dhoni's CSK follows a strong campaign. Roles are reversed this year with Kohli while Dhoni is struggling to identify CSK's best XI. 

16:04 (IST)10 Oct 2020
RCB hopeful of a Shivam Dube show

Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have big expectations from all-rounder Shivam Dube who has scored just 57 runs so far in five matches and managed to grab only 4 wickets.

15:35 (IST)10 Oct 2020
What does Dhoni have in store today

It has not been a memorable run for the Chennai Super Kings and its skipper MS Dhoni so far in the IPL. Will the absence of the likes of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, Dhoni's side has struggled miserably. Dhoni himself has scored just 102 runs in six matches so far.

15:07 (IST)10 Oct 2020
KXIP vs KKR LIVE

With the toss decided in Abu Dhabi and the Playing XI announced, let's get to some cricket action. Follow live sore and live updates of the IPL Clash HERE

15:04 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Toss

Dinesh Karthik of Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to bat first against Kings XI Punjab.

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh(w), Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

14:50 (IST)10 Oct 2020
What is the predicted playing XI for Kolkata?

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C, wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

14:45 (IST)10 Oct 2020
What is the predicted playing XI for Punjab?

Kings XI Punjab Predicted XI: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Prabhsimran Singh/Sarfraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh/M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammad Shami

14:30 (IST)10 Oct 2020
IPL 2020: Recapping the past week

Before Punjab and Kolkata clash against each other from 3:30 PM and then Chennai and Bangalore from 7:30 PM, here's a rewind:

14:15 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Who is gonna click for KKR today?

The likes of Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi have all contributed with the bat in important times during the tournament so far. Who is gonna click today against Punjab?

13:28 (IST)10 Oct 2020
12 years of KXIP vs KKR rivalry

From Ganguly’s feel-good innings to Narine’s sorcery: KKR have a big lead in the head-to-head record vs KXIP and their dominance in this fixture has increased in recent years. KKR have won this tie 17 times and KXIP have won it 8 times. 

Gautam Gambhir (492 runs) is the highest accumulator of runs in this tie. Glenn Maxwell is the highest scorer from the KXIP side in this tie, with 252 runs. Chris Gayle and Wriddhiman Saha, both of whom have played for both the franchises, are among the top five run-getters in this tie. [Read Full Article]

12:52 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Ishan Porel may debut today

There are many more youngsters waiting in the wings for Kings XI Punjab, like Ishan Porel, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh and Darshan Nalkande. Speaking about one of these youngsters- Ishan Porel, KXIP skipper KL Rahul said in a press conference that he should soon be getting a game in the IPL.

“Look, he's been very very good, he's bowled well in the nets. I've been impressed with how he's been bowling. He's had a great first-class season as well so yeah, some exciting guys in the line-up and one of them being Ishan. Sure at some point, he'll get a game,” said Rahul, talking about Ishan Porel.

12:39 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Milestones on cards today

  • Mohammad Shami needs 1 wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets.
  • KL Rahul needs 9 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes.
  • Eoin Morgan needs 3 runs and 6 sixes to complete 1000 IPL runs and 50 IPL sixes respectively.
  • Andre Russell requires 50 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs.

12:05 (IST)10 Oct 2020
Records in KKR's favour?

Dinesh Karthik's KKR will be out to continue their winning run. They have lost their season opener against MI, they went on to register three wins in their next four games, beating SRH, RR and CSK. What next for the purple army?

11:37 (IST)10 Oct 2020
What goes wrong with Kings XI Punjab?

Hello and welcome to another day of IPL 2020 double headers as Kings XI Punjab are locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders today in the first match of the day and 24th of the season. The KL Rahul-led side began their campaign with a Super Over defeat, but bounced back in style, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, since then they lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).