Chennai to take on RCB in IPL opener

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21 Mar 2019

IPL 2019: RCB off to Chennai for the opener

Chennai Super Kings are all set to host Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 opener on March 23.

MS Dhoni's side goes into the coveted tournament as the defending champions.

RCB jetted off to Chennai ahead of the mouth-watering clash at the Chepauk Stadium on Saturday.

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RCB camp is excited about the new season

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CSK vs RCB

RCB had lost twice to CSK last season

RCB had lost twice to CSK last season

RCB finished sixth last term and the idea will be to produce a much better show this time around with the resources at their disposal.

Kohli & Co. lost both the matches in the group stage against CSK last year.

The side failed to defend the total on both occasions.

Kohli will be wary of an all-round CSK.

Chennai

Cricket returns to Chennai after a long time

Chennai go into the match against RCB as favorites.

This time they play at home after three seasons.

CSK were suspended for two years and last season they were forced to play most of their home matches in Pune.

Given the conditions, the southern giants will be expected to win the opener against Kohli's men.

Fans will hope for quality cricket all around.

A cracking game awaits the fans on Saturday

Kohli and AB de Villiers hold key for RCB against a top notch CSK attack. If the two manage to get going, then that could give the side breathing space. CSK will rely on their powerful Indian unit, besides the experience of Shane Watson.

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When is the IPL 2019 season starting?

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The IPL 2019 season is starting from March 23 onwards.

When is the CSK vs RCB match in IPL 2019?

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CSK and RCB play the IPL 12 opener on March 23.

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CSK enter as the favorites and are expected to beat RCB.

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The match is set to begin at 8:00 PM IST.

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