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IPL 2019 Match 1, CSK vs RCB Predicted Playing 11: CSK take on RCB in opener

IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB Team Predicted Playing 11: In the first IPL 2019 match, Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2019 Match, CSK vs RCB LIVE: Build-up to CSK vs RCB Live. (Source: CSK/Twitter)
IPL 2019 Match, CSK vs RCB: Build-up to CSK vs RCB. (Source: CSK/Twitter)

IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB Team Predicted Playing 11: The Indian Premier League returns for the 12th edition and in the opening encounter, the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The stage is set for an enthralling match in which two of the biggest names in the Indian cricket, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will take on each other.

CSK will be returning to the Chennai stadium to play the match. They were not allowed to do last year due to political controversies. The MS Dhoni-led side will be eager to get off to a fine start. Catch the build-up to the first IPL 2019 match.


Live Blog


As the build-up draws an end, here is a look at who won the toss!

Chennai Super Kings win toss, elect to bowl!

TOSS in few minutes

The toss is set to take place in a few minutes! Follow LIVE UPDATES


Race to the top!

Race to the top!

There is just one question left!


CSK vs RCB head to head

Head to head

Overall: CSK lead with 15 wins to RCB’s 7 (1 No result)

In Chennai: CSK lead with 6 wins to RCB’s 1

Hindi commentary list

Here is the list of Hindi commentary:

Calm before the storm

IPL not to be broadcast in Pakistan

Pakistan Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry Thursday said that the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will not be broadcast live in Pakistan. Speaking to ARY News, a Pakistan news channel, Chaudhary said that Pakistan will not permit the broadcast of the T20 league, given the recent tensions with India.

“During the PSL, the way the Indian companies and the government treated Pakistan cricket… after that, we can’t tolerate that IPL is shown in Pakistan (sic),” he said.


Remember this catch from last year

Remember when MS Dhoni scared Ravindra jadeja in the field last year?


Fans are excited!

CSK in practice mode

Which bowler will shine tonight?

RCB in practice mode

All set for the new season

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Meanwhile, in a video posted on the official website of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant reveals what is he scared of? Click here to find out 

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IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Predicted Playing XI

CSK Predicted Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur

RCB Predicted Playing XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee