IPL starts on 23rd March 2019 and the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will welcome the Royal Challengers Bangalore to their homeground – MA Chidambaram Stadium in the inaugural match of the season.
IPL 2019 schedule has been declared and which will take place in India only after speculations regarding IPL 2019 taking place abroad were nullified by the BCCI.
CSK, the existing champions will be in their top spirits and RCB will also be looking for a fresh start with the new season, they would be looking to shut their critics once and for all. So, this match could go anywhere and both these teams have equal chances to win this match.
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Who Will Win IPL 2019 First Match – CSK vs RCB
Chennai is arguably the best and most successful team in IPL history. Chennai always tends to start slow and then pick the rhythm along the way. It is safe to say they are late bloomers but that strategy has worked for them, almost everytime. They have won 3 titles and have been 8 times finalists.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore is mirror opposite to Chennai Super Kings. They have an uncanny ability to start strong with no worries. They have the world’s best batsmen to carry them forward. But as the tournament progresses, they generally lose their rhythm and start to lose matches, especially important ones. They haven’t won any title yet but they have 2 final appearances.
So, both teams will be fresh physically and mentally and will present their best efforts to get a victory on the opening match but only one will. Read the whole article to know Today match prediction.
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CSK vs RCB Match Prediction: Team Squads and Players List
CSK Players List
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad
RCB Players List
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Mandeep Singh, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman
Who Will Win CSK vs RCB Winning Percentage 2019
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings is the best IPL team ever and their winning percentage proves it. Despite being absent for two years from IPL, they still have the best winning percentage in IPL history, they made a comeback last year and became champions again. In 150 matches they have played, they won 91 matches and have a winning percentage of over 61.56.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB has some unique records like the highest ever total and the lowest as well, but their performance has never been consistent and they never won a title. They have had hard hitters but when it comes to winning matches they are just not good enough. They sit on the 6th spot with a winning percentage of 48.66.
In 23 different occasions CSK and RCB faced each other, Yellow thalaivas proved to be the top dawgs. Check out their stats below:
CSK vs RCB: Head to Head
- Total Matches: 23
- Chennai Won: 15
- Bangalore Won: 7
- Tie/Draw: 1
CSK vs RCB Playing XI Prediction Preview
CSK Playing XI Prediction
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)
- Shane Watson
- Murali Vijay
- Ambati Raydu
- Suresh Raina
- Dwyane Bravo
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Mothi Sharma
- Lungi Ngidi
- Imran Tahir
RCB Playing XI Prediction
- Virat Kohli (Captain)
- AB de Villiers
- Parthiv Patel
- Milind Kumar
- Washington Sundar
- Pawan Negi
- Marcus Stoinis
- Mooen Ali
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Tim Southee
- Mohammed Siraj
CSK vs RCB Toss Prediction – Who Will Win Today Toss
Toss always has been an integral part of the match. It is also amongst the decisive factors. Toss winning can give you major advantage, you could advocate your strategy accordingly. The team that will win today toss prediction will have the 50% chance to win the match even before playing.
- CSK Toss Winning Chances – 40%
- RCB Toss Winning Chances – 60%
CSK vs RCB Match Prediction 2019- Who Will Win 1st Match of IPL 2019
This is the first match we are talking about. So, it doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, you can always start fresh. Both teams will have equal chances. But if we compare stats and previous records, CSK has always been the top team amongst these two.
So, CSK starts with their traditional style, things could get tougher for RCB. But RCB has some new exciting signings like Shimron Hetmyer who have never before played in IPL so, it would be interesting to see what they bring to the table.
- CSK Winning Percentage: 70%
- RCB Winning Percentage: 30%
- Final Result Chennai Super Kings Will Win
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