Virat Kohli led Team Royal Challengers Bangalore is all set to lock their horns against in the opening match of Indian Premier League that is going to take place at MA Chidambaram Stadium at 8:00 pm today.
Going through some rough seasons in past while Chennai Super Kings are 4-time IPL winner, moreover, they will be down in the grounds as the defending champions of IPL. This looks like a cracking encounter where on one side RCB looks fully packed under the likes of AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli and their new Carebbian star Shemron Hetmyer whereas Chennai looks as usual looks fully experienced under the likes of Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni their very own captain cool.
Last time when both the teams played against each other Chennai had the last laugh against RCB, the shocking fact is that Royal Challengers Bangalore have not been able to win against Chennai since 2008.
Last season turned out to be a rough from the point of view of RCB as they end their campaign on 6th position which is very bad on the part of RCB looking onto the firepower and players they had, it been a factor that had always been associated with RCB. They have always been let down by their bowlers in the past but this year they have the services of Nathan Coulter Nile, Marcus Stoinis and Tim Southee.
Chennai Super Kings had a great comeback season last year, after returning back from a 2-year ban, nobody had expected from their team to win the trophy but they turned the tables towards them, by winning the trophy at the end of the season. Chennai Super Kings were named as the Dad’s Army by the fans because they almost had 7 players in the team who were more than the age of 30 years and T20 cricket being said is a youngster’s format, but this didn't affect them and they went through the finals to win their 4th IPL trophy.
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni are the backbone of Chennai Super Kings, if Chennai has to move forward on their winning streak then their performance will be crucial for the team. Suresh Raina is on the verge of becoming the first ever player in Indian Premier League to achieve the milestone of scoring a total 5000 runs, he is just short of 15 runs to put mark on that ultimate streak whereas Virat Kohli is also not far away from it, he needs only 52 runs to be a 5000 runs holder in the IPL. This will be a big tussle that will be seen on the ground that who reaches first to this milestone in IPL.
In RCB more or less, everything depends on Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Shemron Hetmyer their batting form will decide the fate of RCB whether they will perform well or not in this season. Check out where you can take the fun of this IPL 2019, and CSK vs RCB live streaming online.
When and Where
CSK vs RCB, 1ST Match IPL 2019
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Date & Time – 23rd March| 8:00 pm IST
Head to Head Matches
Total Matches Played – 23
Chennai Super Kings – 15
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7
No Result – 1
Recent form of teams against each other (5 Matches)
CSK – W W W W W
RCB – L L L L L
Chennai Super Kings – Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman.
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