The 12th season of Indian Premier League, the biggest cricketing carnival on planet is all set to begin its proceedings from March 23, 2019, where the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
While the RCB has a team full of fresh faces, defending champions Super Kings has continue to bank on their premium top line-up. The fans could not have asked for a more mouth-watering contest than this.
Chennai Super Kings full squad for IPL 2019: MS Dhoni (C), Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Asif KM, N Jagadeesan, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey and Mitchell Santner.
Royal Challengers Bangalore full squad for IPL 2019: Virat Kohli (C), 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
Chennai Super Kings
With South Africa playing a series against Sri Lanka, services of Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir would not be available to the CSK team. Chennai are expected to start with the prime openers of last year, Shane Watson and Rayudu.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The team from Karnataka has a full squad available to them for selection. The team has firepower in their batting with worldly renowned batsmen Kohli, AB de Villiers and emerging top batsman Hetmyer in their side.
Possible Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings: Watson, Rayudu, Raina, Dhoni(C&WK), Jadhav,Billings, Bravo, Jadeja, Chahar, Santner, Thakur.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Patel(WK), Virat(C), de Villiers, Hetmyer, Ali, Dube, Negi, Southee/Klaasen, Umesh, Siraj and Chahal
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni seems to be the go to choice for this spot, especially after his brilliant performances against Australia.
Batsmen: From RCB Virat Kohli is the favorite pick, while de Villiers could be the second batsman in the side, Heytmer is expected to add more balance with his all round ability. Rayu and Watson may be other batsmen in the side.
All-rounders: Dwayne Bravo is the name. Ravindra Jadeja could also be a decent addition.
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav can win or lose the game for his side. Chahal and Deepak Chahar deserve a pick due to their consistent performances.
Captain: Shane Watson, Virat Kohli are good options to go for the post of captain for both have the ability to win games for their sides.
IPL Fantasy suggestion: MS Dhoni(WK), Virat Kohli, Shimron Hetmyer, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar