The Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) host the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening Indian Premier League (IPL) first match 2019 at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Last year matches were moved away from Chepauk to Pune, due to crowd unrest related to a water dispute in the state
For the opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by India captain Virat Kohli and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) the team led by former India captain MS Dhoni.
Both teams sport phenomenal top order power but for all RCB’s stars CSK appear to have both the best balance and the deeper batting, depending on what combination they favour.
Here’s RCB vs CSK Prediction presenting the Team News, Playing XI, Head to Heads .
Head to Head match
Total matchs = 23
CSK Win = 15
RCB Win = 7
No Result = 1
The first match of the IPL season takes place at India’s third oldest cricket stadium Chennai.
Average 1st innings score :- 170-180 runs
Record of chasing teams :- Won – 3, Lost – 1;
The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (2:30 PM GMT).
Date: Saturday 23 March
The game will be live on Star Sports in India
Highlights and other video will be made available on IPLT20.com
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir.
Bench: Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali,Parthiv Patel (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
Bench: Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya
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