Welcome to We know Cricket’s CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream 11 Prediction, Playing 11, Match preview, and Team news. The much awaited mega event of cricket is back for its 12th season. Can you guys believe it’s been 12 years since Brendon Mccullum blasted an unbeaten 158 from a mere 73 balls and made sure the Indian Premier League arrived in style on the global stage!
Fast forward 12 years and we are back with the 12 editions of the IPL 2019, still the biggest and the most anticipated leagues in the world cricket.
The inaugural match of the IPL 2019 will be played between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and the Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23rd March at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Note: The CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream 11 /Halaplay/My Team 11 fantasy league picks are based on various factors such as player performance, team momentum, form, pitch report, ground stats and most importantly, our experience of spending hours and hours in front of the Television watching and analyzing each and every cricket match!
CSK VS RCB 2019: Match Preview
Story so far:
CSK are looking as formidable as ever with the core of the team retained in the auctions as the trio of Dhoni, Raina, and Jadeja will look to kick off their season in style. On the other hand, RCB did a great job acquiring Shimron Hetmyer and big-hitting all-rounder Shivam Dube which would certainly add more depth to their lineup.
What: CSK vs RCB, 1st Match, Indian Premier League 2019
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019. 6 PM Onwards.
Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK VS RCB: Head to Head
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CSK VS RCB 2019: Pitch Report
The pitch at Chennai has always favored the spinners. Among the top 10 wicket-takers at the ground, nine of them are spinners and the only fast bowler on the list is Kapil Dev. Anil Kumble sits on top of the list with 48 wickets, followed closely by Harbhajan Singh – 42 wickets. There has also been a number of 200+ scores at the venue, so expect some runs during the opening match of the IPL.
CSK VS RCB 2019: Squad
Chennai Super Kings Squad:
Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad:
Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
CSK VS RCB 2019: Playing 11 and Team News
- CSK has released 3 players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, and Kshitiz Sharma and have retained the remaining 23 players of their last season’s winning squad.
- Faf du Plessis, Ngidi, and Tahir and expected to back to their International duties after the first match of the IPL.
- Shane Watson scored a century in IPL 2018 final and led CSK to victory. His form is red-hot right now, leading the charts at the for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
- Stoinis and Coulter-Nile are away for International duties and won’t play for the RCB during the initial matches.
- Shivam Dube, Shimron Hetmyer, and Heinrich Klaasen are the players to look out for.
CSK 2019 Playing 11: Shane Watson, Sam Billings, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur
RCB 2019 Playing 11: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream11 Team Prediction and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Parthiv Patel should get the go-ahead of Klaseen for the RCB. But with the might of MSD staring at his face, It would be safe to choose Dhoni in your playing 11.
Batsmen: The likes of Virat Kohli, Raina, AB de Villiers, and Shane Watson, are a must in any fantasy league side. You can also choose from Rayudu, who performed brilliantly in the last season or go with international firepower in Hetmyer and Billings.
All-rounders: Plenty of choices available in the All-rounders department with the likes of new-comer and hot-property, Shivam Dubey, along with spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali. CSK has plenty of allrounders with Bravo, Willey, and Jadeja- all of whom who perform really well under the guidance of Captain cool.
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav has been the go-to bowler of Kohli in the powerplays and he has delivered more often than not. Deepak Chahar’s swinging deliveries can also be considered depending upon the side you are backing to win! Yuzi Chahal and Jaddu (Jadeja) can be your x-factor.
Captain & Vice Captain: With 4985 runs and played a massive 172 innings, Suresh Raina is the leading run scorer of the IPL of all time. Coming in just short with 4948 runs in 155 IPL matches is the captain himself, King Kohli. These two batsmen are bound to perform the way they always have and are a safe bet for choosing Captain and/or Vice Captain for your Dream11 team.
CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream 11 Team Suggestion #1:
Dhoni (wk), Kohli, Raina, Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, Bravo, Shane Watson, Chahal, D Chahar, Umesh Yadav. Captain: Raina, Vice Captain: Kohli
CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream 11 Team Suggestion #2:
Parthiv Patel (wk), Kohli, Raina, Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, Bravo, Shane Watson, Chahal, D Chahar, Umesh Yadav. Captain: Watson, Vice Captain: Bravo
CSK VS RCB 2019 Prediction:
The defending champions CSK have always been “THE” team of the IPL. With them playing at their home ground, it would be tough to beat Maahi’s army, especially with the kind of spin attack Chennai has got. Expect CSK to clinch the opener.
*Disclaimer: The CSK VS RCB 2019 Dream 11 fantasy team predictions are based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. Feel free to take a look at the suggestions but make the final decisions yourself.