The grand domestic tournament in the Indian Premier League will see it’s 12th edition take place as defending champions Chennai Super Kings host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings came back to the IPL after a two year forced hiatus with a bang. The team is now the franchise who has won the title most number of times with four championships. They have a pillar of consistency, and it is clear that they are unlikely to stop anytime soon. Led by the former Indian captain in MS Dhoni, this group of players is hungry to assert their dominance and waive their yellow wand to create yet another magical campaign in the history of this premier tournament.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a side who have underperformed more often than not. Known as one of the marquee franchises who get a lot of eyes whenever they play, the team did not have a good season. The team finished in the sixth spot and missed out on a spot in the playoffs. Skipper Virat Kohli has got the pressure of the entire country on his shoulders to win the ICC World Cup 2019, and he will be looking to make a statement by leading this team to a decent outing this time out.
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Date & Time – 23rd March | 8:00 PM IST
The Squads –
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
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni (C), Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee
CSK vs RCB Dotball Fantasy Team
Key Players –
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni | Shane Watson | Faf du Plessis
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers | Yuzvendra Chahal
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Captain: V Kohli (RCB)
V Captain: S Watson (CSK)