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RCB vs CSK Dream11 Predictions | Indian Premier League | Grand League

Match no 1 RCB vs CSK Dream11 Grand League

The biggest carnival of franchise cricket is here. It’s that time of the year when the ardent cricket fans all around the globe are ready to get awestruck and mesmerized with this cricket extravaganza.

The first match of the 12th edition of Indian Premier League will take place between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and the Indian skipper led Royal Challengers Bangalore. This would be the 23rd meeting between these two sides where CSK the three-time champions have had the upper hand winning 14 of those encounters, while Royal Challengers Bangalore have been victorious on 7 occasions.

The preparations of this high voltage clash among both camps have been magnificent already and both teams are ready to spitfire. However, the defending champions have been stuck with a major blow as their star pacer Proteas Lungi Ngidi won’t be available for the season due to a side strain, and no replacement has been named for him thus far. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, have no injury concerns as of now but some of their international recruits won’t be available for the first 3 to 4 contests for RCB.

RCB vs CSK Playing 11 (Probable)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Ab de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Akshdeep Nath, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, M Siraj/Washington Sundar.

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis/Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh/Mitchell Santner.

RCB vs CSK Team News

  • CSK’s Lungi Ngidi won’t be available for the season after he sustained a side strain injury in the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
  • RCB’s international recruits, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Tim Southee, Heinrich Klaasen, Ab de Villiers and Shimron Hetmyer are available for this contest.
  • Whereas Marcus Stoinis and Nathan-Coulter Nile are on International duties, therefore they will not feature in this game.

RCB vs CSK Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Washington Sundar, Heinrich Klaasen, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Devdutt Padikkal, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel(w), Himmat Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Milind Kumar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Pawan Negi, Marcus Stoinis, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Barman, Navdeep Saini.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c), Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Kedhar Jadhav, Mohit Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ravindra Jadeja, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Sam Billings, David Willey, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Harbhajan Singh, Shradul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

RCB vs CSK Grand League Teams

#1. Team comprising mainly the weaker of the two i.e. RCB

If we look on paper, both teams possess formidable strength but going by the history of the two sides, CSK have the upper hand over RCB. Here, we are providing you teams which will favor more of RCB strength considering if their players have a good day in the office.

#2. CSK veterans making an impact

The CSK set up is filled with many veterans in their squad. All are proven match winners and if the same happens tonight they will be unstoppable.

#2. Bowlers day out

Here’s a squad which will emphasize more on the bowling strength of both sides.