One of the biggest cricket leagues- Indian Premier League – is yet again at the doorsteps. The 12th edition of IPL kick starts tomorrow with the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings hosting Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai for the opener. The two-months long cricket extravaganza that stretches from March 23-May 05 will witness eight teams facing each other to secure a spot in the finals.
The Clash – CSK vs RCB
Both the sides are studded with plenty of T20 giants such as AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, DJ Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, etc. and a cracker of a game is guaranteed. The match will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
As far as both the teams are concerned, Chennai Super Kings has proved out to be superior for most of the times. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 times in a total of 22 outings. Also, RCB hasn’t managed a win over CSK since IPL 2014.
Head to head
Total – 22 || RCB- 07 || CSK – 14
RCB haven’t defeated CSK since 2014 IPL
RCB at MA Chidambaram – Six defeats in seven outings
Last meeting – CSK bowled out RCB at 127 and secured a win.
RCB vs CSK Team News & Updates
Lungi Ngidi is unavailable as an injury has ruled him out of the tournament.
He suffered a side-strain injury in the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka.
David Willey is the overseas back up in CSK.
AB de Villiers is set to feature in the opener against CSK.
Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter Nile are busy in the ODI series against Pakistan in UAE and will miss a couple of starting games.
Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee have joined the RCB squad and are in contention.
My Dream 11 Pick
Wicket keeper : M Dhoni
Batsman: S Raina, Akshdeep Nath, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers.
All Rounders : D Bravo, M Ali, K Jadhav.
Bowlers : D Chahar , D Willey, Y Chahal
My Money is on a CSK WIN!!