The curtain raiser for the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League sees giants in Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take each other on today.
Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title four out eight times playing in the competition, and it has been a testament of unrivalled consistency. The team has been in sublime, and even though everybody wrote them off at the start of the season last time out, they once again emerged victorious. Now, the target is once again on their backs, and it will be interesting to see how well they tackle on their formidable opposition.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore is led by the captain of the Indian Cricket team in Virat Kohli. He already is on his way to becoming one of the best batsmen the world has ever seen and has proven he doesn’t back down from a fight. Winning the IPL just before the start of the ICC World Cup 2019 will help him garner the support of his critics, and prove he can be a leader amongst men who are hungry to win titles.
Let’s go for the dream11 match prediction with the facts available with us for the match, which might help you to pick the right team.
The match is at this ground has more often than not favoured the spinners, but is also categorised as a batting track. Sub-par score here is 170, and the advantage will be on CSK’s side as this is their home turf, and they know it better than anyone else
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 1st ODI Team News
Chennai Super Kings will be without South African pacers Lungi Ngidi, as he once again got injured. It’s a blow to the management as he is a world class bowler. The rest of the players are available for the side.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are going to be missing Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter Nile as the duo is away for Australia as the team tours UAE playing against Pakistan.
Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions and there is a reason why they have been dominant. The fact this is the first game in front of their fans, the players will be giving their all, as they push the limit for victory.
betway – 3/4 (CSK), 19/20 (RCB)
Bet365 – 4/5 (CSK), 1 (RCB)
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