IPL (Indian Premier League) season is back and the first match of the season will be between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Mar 23rd. Both the teams have capable captains who have experience leading the Blues on various occasions. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be leading Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai.
IPL is the most awaited cricket event in India annually. For professionals, cricket fans and fantasy players alike, the IPL season is the biggest festival every year. Fantasy sport is a multibillion-dollar industry; playing fantasy cricket comes right after football, which bags the top slot.
In the match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the toss will play a crucial role. RCB will want to chase instead of set. This is because Dhoni and his team are known to chase any score with utmost finesse. Also, the Chidambaram Stadium is known for its batting pitch, thus making CSK set the target will work in the favour of RCB.
In case RCB loses the toss and is made to bat first, the predicted score based on the team’s composition and past performance is 175+. A weak point for RCB is that they are highly dependent on their captain’s batting performance. In case he fails, the whole batting unit goes down without putting up a fight. If CSK bats first, the predicted score is 190+. The team has a very consistent batsman – Ambati Rayudu along with a few others who are capable of ensuring a victory.
Looking at the statistics and line-ups of both the teams, making a logical prediction is almost impossible. These matches are always the most interesting; only time will tell how they may end up.
|Match||Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Venue||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|Series||Indian Premier League|
|Match days||23 March 2019 – night match (20-over match)|
Chennai Super Kings Team
MS Dhoni (c) †, KM Asif, SW Billings †, C Bishnoi, DJ Bravo, DL Chahar, F du Plessis, RD Gaikwad, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, RA Jadeja, KM Jadhav, N Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, L Ngidi, SK Raina, AT Rayudu, MJ Santner, KV Sharma, MM Sharma, DR Shorey, SN Thakur, M Vijay, SR Watson, DJ Willey
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team
V Kohli (c), AD Nath, MM Ali, YS Chahal, NM Coulter-Nile, C de Grandhomme, AB de Villiers †, S Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, SO Hetmyer, Himmat Singh, K Khejroliya, H Klaasen †, Milind Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, P Negi, D Padikkal, PA Patel †, P Ray Barman, NA Saini, TG Southee, MP Stoinis, Washington Sundar, UT Yadav