IPL 2020: Top three picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Chennai Super Kings


After enduring a defeat against Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Stadium in their previous game, Royal Challengers Bangalore are up against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.

Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock their horns against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the South Indian Derby. Both the teams will look to register the victory and march up in the table.

Virat Kohli has a lot to ponder after the loss against Delhi Capitals. His most trusted fast bowler, Navdeep Saini and go-to spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal leaked runs and didn’t even complete their respective quota. The batting failed once again while chasing the daunting target.

The team is back after the five days rest and the side will be raring to go against CSK. Here are the top three picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday if they are to register the victory:

#1) Navdeep Saini

The Indian pace-bowler, Navdeep Saini is the most trusted and the only effective fast bowler in death overs for Virat Kohli in the ongoing season of IPL 2020. He has played in every game for Royal Challengers Bangalore and seems to be quite effective for his side with his speed. However, the player endured a difficult game against Delhi Capitals which was one of the major reason behind RCB’s loss on Monday.

The Karnal Express will be one of the top three picks for RCB and Virat Kohli when they face CSK. Can he be the difference once again?

#2) Shivam Dube

The left-handed stylish all-rounder was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore after seeing his ball-striking abilities in Ranji Trophy. However, the player is yet to fulfil his potential in the Indian Premier League. The player will be looking to leave the mark in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.

Shivam Dube has shined in bits and pieces for RCB. His blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians helped RCB to score a daunting total. With CSK fielding slow bowlers and spinners, Shivam Dube can be a handy asset for Virat Kohli. Shivam Dube will start as one of the top three picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

#3) Virat Kohli

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The Indian team skipper is slowly finding his feet in IPL 2020. After leading Royal Challengers Bangalore to the victory against Rajasthan Royals, Virat Kohli was the only bright spot against Delhi Capitals. Despite the team was losing wickets continuously, Virat Kohli stood tall on the other side and faced the deliveries. However, he couldn’t make the team over the victory line.

Against Chennai Super Kings, Virat Kohli boasts a poor record and will look to change that on Saturday. It will be interesting to see that if he can lead RCB to the victory once again?