Chennai Super Kings kick off their IPL 2019 campaign on 23rd March against rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni will go neck-to-neck against current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
The clash between these two franchisees is called ‘South Indian Derby’. The support that these two IPL teams have is second to none. MS Dhoni will eye to reclaim the IPL trophy whereas Virat Kohli will be hoping to deliver goods this season after a disappointing show last season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will also be looking to break the IPL deadlock. They have never won the IPL trophy. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have lifted the trophy four times.
Head-to-head: CSK vs RCB
Total number of matches played: 23*
Matches won by CSK: 15
Matches won by RCB : 7
No Results: 1
Matches played in Chennai: 7 (CSK 6, RCB 1)
Matches played in Bengaluru: 8 (CSK 4, RCB 3)
Matches played on neutral venues: 8 (CSK 5, RCB 3)
Most player appearances: 22 (Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli)
Most Man of the Match awards: 4 (Suresh Raina)
CSK vs RCB: Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma (READ: Will Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2019? IPL 2018 numbers have their say)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal