The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone will witness Chennai Superkings taking on their counterpart Royal Challengers Bangalore at their home ground M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in the opening match on 23rd March. It will be the battle of South Indian franchises.
Both the teams have been training in full force with the only player from each team who will not be available for selection being the Aussie All-Rounder Marcus Stoinis who will be playing for Australia against Pakistan and Lungi Ngidi who has been ruled out due to an injury.
Today’s ipl match prediction is as followed:-
The Pitch report for M.A. Chidambaram is mostly prefered to the spinners as the weather is humid over there and it also becomes easy to chase for the batsmen. The one who usually wins the toss elects to bowl first. The average score at Chidambaram is 165+ in the 1st innings.
If CSK bats first (predicted score:160-190):
CSK looks with experienced line-up where all the batsmen are 30+ aged and bats with calmness without taking any risks, if they lose early wickets the pressure comes to the middle-order, the key in the Csk batting unit would be Rayudu and Watson as their pair has been consistent and Watson has a hundred to his name against his previous franchise so we can expect a big partnership from these two.
If RCB bats first (predicted score:150-180):
The Bold Army is filled with many big names like Kohli, De Villiers, Hetmyer and many more. Looking at such a destructive batting line-up it would be a nightmare for any bowling unit. However, Csk has MSD who has various plans for all the star batsmen. The key wicket for Csk would be AB De Villiers as if he goes on smashing, he would be unstoppable. We predict Kohli to score the highest runs.
Csk has not many newcomers in their squad this season so we will be seeing the same team which played last season and won the title on a comeback note after 2 years. There will be a stance on Du Plessis opening or Rayudu will open along with Watson. Dhoni might go with 3 spinners as the condition is spin friendly, so we predict Jadeja, Harbhajan, and Tahir to be featured in the playing XI.
Csk predicted playing XI:- Watson, Rayudu, Raina, Jadhav, Dhoni, Bravo, Jadeja, Harbhajan, Chahar, David Willey, Tahir
The team will have 4 major bowlers and 5 batsmen, also they would like to play at least 2 all-rounders in the main XI. Mooen Ali or Colin de Grandhomme would be a selection as Marcus Stoinis will not be available for selection, also who opens will be an X-factor so than the middle-order will be completed if Kohli comes in at 3. Southee or Coulter-Nile can be a pick for the pace unit.
Rcb predicted playing XI:- Parthiv, Dubey, Kohli, De Villiers, Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Sundar, Southee, Yadav, Chahal, Siraj.
Key Player Battles:-
Virat Kohli vs Suresh Raina
The Ultimate Battle of not just this match but of the all-time history of the tournament Kohli and Raina currently have 4948 and 4985 runs respectively it will be interesting to see who reaches the milestone of 5000 IPL runs.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The IPL match prediction for the clash of Yellows and the Reds can be in CSK’s favour, CSK has dominated the Challengers since season 1 and will look to add another win in their record, so we predict CSK to win the clash.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for Csk vs Rcb?
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