Royal Challengers Bangalore would be battling it out against the defending champions – Chennai Super Kings, in the inaugural match of IPL 2019, the outcome of which would boost up the the winning team’s morale by significant limits. Here’s RCB vs CSK Dream11 predictions featuring the Match Details, Squad Selections and Fantasy XI Picks (Captain, Vice-Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Batsmen, Bowlers, All-Rounders) for the upcoming contest scheduled on March 22 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
RCB vs CSK Dream11 Predictions, IPL 2019, Match 1: Preview and Predicted XI
Date: March 23, Saturday.
Time: 8:00 AM IST, 2:30 PM GMT.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
RCB vs CSK: Head to Heads in T20s
15-7 in favor of CSK. RCB and CSK have locked horns with each other on a total of 23 occasions in the T20 format, with the former acquiring victory on 7 occasions, the latter on 15 occasions and a solitary contest ending as a no result.
RCB vs CSK: Pitch Report
T20 Matches Played: 52
Team Batting 1st Won: 29
Team Batting 2nd Won: 21
Playing XI Updates
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
MS Dhoni would be a definite pick for the wicket-keeper’s spot. In the previous edition of IPL, the 37-year-old aggregated a tally of 455 runs while playing at an average and strike rate of 75.83 and 150.66 respectively.
Thus, he could be strongly anticipated to emulate a similar show in the coming season, starting from the game versus RCB.
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Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would be the first and second inductions among the batsmen’s troop. The duo occupies first and second positions in the list of leading run-getters in IPL history with tallies of 4,985 runs and 4,945 runs to their names respectively.
AB de Villiers would be a must add as well on grounds of his potency to change gears and prance onto the opponents when needed, followed by Shimron Hetmyer as the final select for his bashful ability as a middle-order batsman for RCB.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar had laid impressionable performances for RCB and CSK respectively in IPL 2018 which makes the duo a certain selection for the upcoming feud. While the former amassed 12 scalpings in 14 T20s at an economy of 7.26, the latter on the other hand managed to affected 10 dismissals in as many contests while maintaining an economy of 7.28.
Harbhajan Singh could be a crucial pick too when taking into consideration his pinch hitting abilities and stupendous spin prowess in the shortest format of the game.
Dwayne Bravo’s a natural addition for RCB vs CSK Dream11 lineup. His experience of 427 T20s wherein he has amassed 6,168 runs and affected 471 dismissals could significantly assist the defending champions in the game versus Kohli’s XI.
Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav would be vital picks as well when taking into account their stupendous performances in the previous edition of IPL wherein they single-handedly won the games for CSK on numerous occasions.
Captain & Vice-Captain
Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo would be the top selects for the position of captain and vice-captain. If no the duo, then one could make the respective picks from the quartet of V Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, and Yuvendra Chahal.
RCB vs CSK Dream11
M Dhoni (wk), S Raina (c), V Kohli, D Bravo (vc), K Jadhav, R Jadeja, H Singh, D Chahar, Y Chahal, S Hetmyer, A d Villiers.
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