The 12th season of Indian Premier League is all set to start from 23rd March 2019. The last year champions Chennai Super Kings will face one of the most fascinating teams in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural match of IPL 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Let’s have a look at the CSK vs RCB predicted XI for match 1.
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2019 Squad
Chennai Super Kings three-time IPL winner has not made any changes in their squad for IPL 2019. CSK retained 23 players and bought only 2 players from the IPL auction 2019 which was held in Jaipur in December 2018. They bought Mohit Sharma for INR 5 crore and Ruturaj Gaikwad for INR 20 Lakh.
CSK Squad for IPL 2019
|MS Dhoni (wk)||Ravindra Jadeja||Mitchell Santner||KM Asif|
|Suresh Raina||David Willey||Imran Tahir||Shardul Thakur|
|Faf du Plessis||Dwayne Bravo||Harbhajan Singh||Monu Kumar|
|Murali Vijay||Shane Watson||Karn Sharma||David Willey|
|Sam Billings (wk)||Kedar Jadhav||Mohit Sharma*|
|Ambati Rayudu||Chaitanya Bishnoi||Deepak Chahar|
|Narayan Jagadeesan (wk)|
Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2019 Squad
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore reached three times in the IPL finals but losing all. RCB retained only 14 players and traded Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis. They bought 9 players from the auction.
RCB Squad IPL 2019
|AB de Villiers||Moeen Ali||Yuzvendra Chahal||Tim Southee|
|Virat Kohli||Pawan Negi||Umesh Yadav|
|Parthiv Patel (wk)||Marcus Stoinis||Kulwant Khejroliya|
|Heinrich Klaasen (wk)*||Washington Sundar||Navdeep Saini|
|Devdutt Padikkal*||Colin de Grandhomme|
|Shimron Hetmyer*||Akshdeep Nath*|
|Himmat Singh*||Milind Kumar*|
|Prayas Ray Barman*|
– * Denotes the Players purchased from the IPL Auction 2019
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CSK vs RCB Predicted XI for Match 1
Here is the predicted XI for both the teams for the first game of IPL 2019.
CSK Predicted XI
Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, David Willey
RCB Predicted XI
Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Shimron Hetmeyer, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammed Siraj
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