IPL 2019: Match 1, CSK vs RCB Preview

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening encounter of VIVO IPL 2019
at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The stage is set for an enthralling match in which two of the biggest names in the Indian cricket, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will take on each other.

RCB will be hoping for a good start to their IPL 2019 campaign to get their season up on a winning note. After finishing sixth and eighth on the eight-team league table over the last two years, and running. There is immense pressure on RCB as questions are being asked about their captain, Virat Kohli’s performance in the IPL.

Courtesy: PTI

CSK will be returning to the Chennai stadium to play the match after a year. The stadium were banned last year due to political controversies. CSK have won 12 of their last 13 matches played at the Chidambaram Stadium since April 22, 2013. Chepauk is certainly a fortress for Dhoni’s team.

Predicted Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Sam Billings, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja,Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, David Willey.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Heinrich Klaasen, Parthiv Patel,
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Stay tuned for live updates.

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