The first match of the IPL 2019 will be played in between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This is the 1st match for both teams. CSK will play this match in front of their home crowd.
Considering the popularity of each team there will be expecting a huge response from the fans of both teams. Many big names like Virat, MS Dhoni, Raina, Du Plessis, Watson, AB de Villiers and Dwayne Bravo will be taking the field for the 1st match of the Indian Premier League 2019.
For IPL 2019, CSK kept the same side that won it the title in IPL 2018. They have added only Mohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaekwad to their side. Previously Mohit Sharma has been associated with Chennai.
The Chennai’s pitch condition is very useful for batting. The average 1st inning score at here is 174. It is home ground for CSK. CSK fans are the most enthusiastic IPL fans so expect the full house in each match.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
CSK have a very solid batting line up. They have players like Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, and Kedar Jadhav into their batting order. Shane Watson is in form and able to provide a quick start, Suresh Raina able to score big inning in the middle and Du Plessis is always consistent.
In the bowling department, they have bowlers like Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Chennai Super Kings Full Squad 2019
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB playing since the IPL starts but did not win the IPL title yet. Their batting line up is very crucial as they have strong batters like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali. Virat Kohli and De Villiers are the world-class players while Marcus Stoinis is one of the best all-rounders in the world.
They also have quality all-rounders like Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme.
In the bowling department, Virat has so many alternatives like Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Washington Sundar. All of them able to bowl out any opposition.
In IPL 20198 RCB looks like little bit improved side.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad 2019
Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee.
CSK vs RCB 2019 1st Match Playing 11
CSK 2019 1st Match Playing 11
CSK 2019 Playing 11: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
RCB 2019 1st Match Playing 11
RCB Playing 11: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (w/k), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
As per the performances of both teams in IPL history, Both of them are the great contender in IPL 2019. Both the teams having strong batting and bowling lineup. Playing in front of the home crowd is always beneficial for the host. So as per our Prediction, CSK is a major favorable position. We figure Chennai Super Kings could begin their IPL 2019 with winning the first header.
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