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RCB vs CSK DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings 1st Match

By Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

RCB vs CSK 1st Match DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | RCB vs CSK | Indian Premier League 2019

Chennai, March 23, Saturday at 08:00 PM IST

So, one of the biggest cricket leagues- Indian Premier League – is yet again at the doorsteps. The 12th edition of IPL kick starts tomorrow with the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings hosting Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai for the opener. The two-months long cricket extravaganza that stretches from March 23-May 05 will witness eight teams facing each other to secure a spot in the finals. The schedule for the playoffs and finals is yet to be released.

Read: IPL 2019 Full Schedule

The Clash – CSK vs RCB

The fans couldn’t have asked for any better fixture to kick start the much-awaited twelfth edition of IPL. It won’t only be the clash of two heavyweights – MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli – but a complete showdown of the stars when the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium tomorrow evening.

Both the sides are studded with plenty of T20 giants such as AB de Villiers, Shane Watson,  DJ Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, etc. and a cracker of a game is guaranteed. The match will begin at 08:00 PM IST.

As far as both the teams are concerned, Chennai Super Kings has proved out to be superior for most of the times. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 times in a total of 22 outings.  Also, RCB hasn’t managed a win over CSK since IPL 2014.

While both the sides gear up for tomorrow’s clash, there are plenty of questions that loom over – Can Royal Challengers Bangalore manage to cross the line this time?  Will they be able to get over CSK this time and break their long run of disappointments? Can they get rid of their title- the chokers?

Till then, let’s have a quick look at team news, playing11 and grand leagues teams which can really help you make big!

Head to head

Total – 22  || RCB- 07 || CSK – 14

RCB haven’t defeated CSK since 2014 IPL

RCB at MA Chidambaram – Six defeats in seven outings

Last meeting – CSK bowled out RCB at 127 and secured a win

RCB vs CSK Team News:

  • Lungi Ngidi is unavailable as an injury has ruled him out of the tournament
  • He suffered a side-strain injury in the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka
  • David Willey is the overseas back up in CSK
  • AB de Villiers is set to feature in the opener against CSK
  • Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter Nile are busy in the ODI series against Pakistan in UAE and will miss a couple of starting games
  • Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee have joined the RCB squad and are in contention

Read more: CSK vs RCB Key Players

RCB vs CSK Playing11(Probable):

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar/Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar

This RCB vs CSK Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.

Toss Update: CSK won the toss and elects to field first

3 overseas players from CSK – S Watson, D Bravo & I Tahir

4 overseas players from RCB – Ab de Villiers, Moen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer & C de Grandhomme


Team 1 & 2 : Record at MA Chidambaram

RCB have a very poor record at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. RCB has managed just one win in a total of seven encounters and has failed to cross the line six times.

Team 3 & 4: In case of a turnaround

Studded with ample of big hitters, there’s no doubt on RCB’s calibre of breaking the long run of defeats against CSK. Shimron Hetmyer, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli can uproot any bowling attack on their day and what if that happens tomorrow!

Read: KKR pacer ruled out!

Team 5 & 6: As per the pitch conditions

The average first innings score at MA Chidambaram in IPL is 166 and the team batting first has a higher percentage of winning here. While batters have a say at this venue, spinners come into action in later part of the game.


Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.