Royal Challengers Bangalore team against CSK not won in nine years
BCCI does not make Opening Ceremonies to pay homage to martyrs in Pulwama attack
Chennai. The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament will be started at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. The first match will be played sometime between Chennai SuperKings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). For the first time in the IPL, both the teams are face-to-face in the inaugural match. This is the first time that the tournament is being held before the ODI World Cup. The final of the IPL-12 from March 23 will be on May 12, whereas against the World Cup it is to be held in England from July 30 to 14. This time the tournament will not be open. Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) has done this to pay homage to the soldiers who were killed in the Pulwama attack.
In the 11 edition of the IPL, there have been 23 alliances between CSK and RCB. Of these, Chennai-led Chennai have managed to win 15 matches. At the same time, Virat Kohli-led RCB won 7 matches only. The result of a match did not come out.
CSK's access rate in the inaugural match is 50%
CSK will play the first match of the tournament for the fifth time. He has managed to win 2 out of 4 events so far. He played the first match of the tournament against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai Indians in 2011, Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012, and in 2018. He lost it in 2009 and 2012.
RCB never won first match of tournament
RCB will play for the third time in the first match of the tournament. In the previous two matches, he got lost. In the first edition of the IPL in 2008, it was defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders by 140 runs. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017, they had to face defeat by 35 runs.
CSK's success rate against RCB in 86%
CSK has played 7 matches against RCB on home ground so far. Of these, he has managed to win 6. CSK has got a chance to beat RCB at its home ground only once. In 2008, Rahul Dravid-led RCB defeated CSK by 14 runs. Since then, RCB has not lost CSK to Chennai.
Chennai's huge heavyweight against RCB in Bangalore
If there is talk of CSK performance against RCB in Bengaluru, then there is also the hand of the team of Dhoni. CSK has won 4 out of 8 in Bangalore, while in 3 it had to face defeat. The result of a match did not come out. There were 8 matches between the two on the other field. Of these, successful CSK5 and RCB3 won.
The two teams are as follows:
Chennai SuperKings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf Duplessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shore, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaekwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santnar, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K.M. Asif, David Ville, Deepak Chahar, N. Jagdishan
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), AB De Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Marx Stoney, Shimron Hatmayer, Shivam Dubey, Nathan Coolter-Nile, Washington Sunder, Umesh Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Heinrich Klassen, Moin Ali, Colin D Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Saudy, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdatt Pradykal, Gurkeerat Singh, Attempted Rae Barman, Kulwant Kejrolia, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.