Tomorrow the 12th edition of IPL is going to start and the first match is between defending champion CSK and RCB. Last 6 matches have been won by CSK against RCB. Where one side world’s greatest captain MS Dhoni is leading the team, and another side world’s greatest batsman Virat Kohli is the captain of RCB.
Both teams are looking balanced. In the previous season CSK performed very well and won the IPL 11 edition. But the RCB’s performance is not so good in last IPL. Another important fact about both teams is that where CSK has won IPL title 3 times in MS Dhoni’s captaincy but RCB has never won any IPL title yet.
Chennai Super kings:-
In opening department they have Shan Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Fef du Plessis and and Murali Vijay. But maybe they will go with Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu. CSK Coach Stephen Fleming in a recent interview said that MS Dhoni will play at no. 4 position.
At 5th and 6th position they have many options like Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja.
And in spin bowling department Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma and Mitchell Santner are the some important bowler of CSK. However, there is a big loss to CSK as Lungi Ngidi will not be a part of team due to injury.
Possible Playing XI of CSK:- 1) Shane Watson, 2) Ambati Rayduu, 3)Sure)sh Raina, 4) MS Dhoni (c&wk) 5) Kedar jadhav 6) Sam Billlings/ Faf du Plessis 7) Dwayne Bravo 8) Ravindra Jadeja 9) Imran Tahir/ Mitchell Santner 10) Mohit Sharma 11) Deepak Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore:-
Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel may open for RCB. At third numbers mr. 360 AB de Villiers and in 4th place West Indian players Shimron Hetmyer. In 5th, 6th and 7th position there are many players like Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube.
In spin department they have Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Pawan Negi. They have few fast bolwers like Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Narthan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Siraj. Marcus stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile will not be available for first few matches as they are playing in Pakistan vs Australia ODI series currently.
Here are the Possible Playing XI of RCB:- 1) Virat Kohli 2) Parthiv Patel(wk) 3) AB de Villiers 4) Shimron Hetmyer 5) Gurkeerat Singh Mann 6) Moeen ali 7) Shivam Dube 8) Yuzvendra Chahal 9) Washington Sundar 10) Umesh Yadav 11) Tim Southee