Dubai: Saturday will see a high-profile and potentially severely contested match between the runners up of last season, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this mouth-watering fixture, fans would see the former captain of Indian national team, MS Dhoni clash heads with the current skipper, Virat Kohli. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host the fixture tonight. Both teams will be vying for a win after losing their last games. Chennai Super Kings opened the season with a bang defeating Mumbai Indians but limped to only a single win since. They currently hold four points registering two wins in their two matches against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. The CSK fans would always have high expectations and only demand the best efforts from their team and rightfully so. The Chennai squad overflows with local and foreign talent alike with the likes of skipper MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo. There is still time for CSK to make amends and secure a place in the play-offs but their players need to come out their shells and put only the best efforts on match day. The rivals began to sense the flaws in CSK, and they took of those advantage this season.

Royal Challengers has an extremely loyal fanbase, despite the team finishing in the mid-table in the last few years. The fans stand by their stars such as Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who enjoys an honourable reputation in Indian cricketing fans. This year has been no different for the Bangalore team as they registered only three wins since the league began and the Bangalore fans are slowly coming to their senses that their team will once again disappoint them just as they did in the past. To avoid that, the team needs to show domination and a strong performance against the Chennai Super Kings will prove their mettle to climb through the positions on the table and secure a place in this year’s play-offs. In an early afternoon match on Saturday, Kings XI Punjab will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders.