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RCB vs CSK Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

RCB vs CSK Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

The cricket extravaganza IPL is back with its twelfth edition and defending champions Chennai Super Kings will be taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the opening clash of the season. Royal Challengers Bangalore have always been one of the most talked-about teams of the tournaments but they are yet to win a title. CSK, on the other hand, scripted a fairy tale comeback last year when they went on to win the title for the record third time.


Ahead of this season, RCB has added more quality to their side in the form of Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and India batsman Shivam Dube. Along with the new recruits, RCB boasts of the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who are proven match-winners for the side. Chennai Super Kings’ Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja will be keen to perform well in this edition of IPL to present a strong case for their inclusion in the World Cup squad. CSK enjoy an impressive record against RCB- they have won 15 matches and lost seven with one no-result. The hosts haven’t lost to its rival since 2014. Although the statistics present the Chennai Super Kings as the stronger side on paper, RCB has arguably one of the most star-studded sides of the tournament with players who can turn the match in their favour, by their side.

Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

When: 23 March 2019, 08:00 pm

We won on big moments last season: Stephen Fleming

We witnessed a collective effort from the team last year. We think we have got star power on the side. We think we have some best in the world Indian players and we have some outstanding overseas players to back them up.


CSK against RCB



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  • CSK will miss the services of pacer Lungi Ngidi as he has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
  • RCB will miss the services of Marcus Stoinis in a few games as he is away playing against Pakistan.

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif

Image: Twitter

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman


Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Fantasy Picks Chennai Super Kings

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a good fantasy pick for the opening clash. He enjoyed a purple patch last year and he would look forward to continuing his form this year as well. He scored 455 runs at a strike rate of over 150 in the last edition of the tournament.
  • Sane Watson has performed well in the recent T20 leagues and he will be a force to reckon in this tournament too. He was the second-highest scorer last year with 555 runs under his belt.

Fantasy Picks Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • When it comes to building a fantasy team, Virat Kohli cannot be given a miss. He has remained one of the most consistent performers of the tournament and he would want to help his team ride big stacks of victory when RCB takes on CSK for the first encounter.
  • AB de Villiers is one of the most explosive batsmen in the world. He scored 282 runs in 10 matches in the recently concluded Mzansi Super League and he would be looking forward to continuing his form in the Indian Premier League as well.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav are also good fantasy picks.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

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