IPL 2019: Match 1, Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Prediction; And, yeah, finally, the day arrived for the start of the most anticipated tournament in the year. The defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers will open the new edition by locking horns with each other at Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings would love to start on a high:
The defending champions have retained almost the same squad and invited their previous player Mohit Sharma alongside Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is an opening batsman. Apart from that, they are pretty much satisfied with the efforts of the other players to go into Indian Premier League 2019.
The batting department looks rock solid with a great dept. Almost 8-9 off their players can whack the ball and have the ability to become the match-winner with the bat. The strength of the team has been its flexibility.
In addition to their batting, CSK has been brilliant in picking quality section. They added Mohit Sharma to India’s pace Arsenal, which would certainly help their case. The likes of Lungi Ngidi, Dwayne Bravo will certainly be their strengths.
Royal Challengers Bangalore got firepower to attack:
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore, which will be led by Virat Kohli will go into the tournament with high expectations from the fans. They never tasted success in Indian Premier League and this time, they would love to bag the cup at any cost.
Much like every year, they got a stunning batting lineup in their kitty. With Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer in the ranks, they would love to back themselves for the high-scoring games.
Coming to the bowling department, it should be carried by Tim Southee and Umesh Yadav. Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be unavailable for the clash, as the players are on their national duty.
Date & Venue:
|23rd March 2019||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Chennai|
As usual, Chinnaswamy would be a heaven for the batsman. They would enjoy the ball coming on to the bat, which would certainly see a few massive sixes from either team batsmen. Last year, the wicket gave high-scoring games, which were chased down.
There is no danger of rain intervening the game. A full game of Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is on the cards with the temperature hovering around 26 degrees.
Here is Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Prediction:
Well, both the teams got solid squads on their side. However, looking at the home conditions and the team balance of both the sides, Chennai Super Kings would certainly go into the game as favourites. RCB already got a couple of blows in the form of Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile. They also look a little competitive to CSK in terms of bowling on the paper.