The cricket festival of India i.e. IPL is going to start from March 23rd, 2019. The IPL 2019 or IPL XII is special for its fans for multiple reasons. But it has already created its adrenaline rush for its opening match i.e. CSK vs RCB. Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful team in the IPL where as Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most popular team of IPL due to presence of big stars.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of IPL 2019 in Chennai on March 23. As we all aware CSK would be playing in its home ground after a break of 3 long years approximately, so fans would be eagerly waiting for today’s evening. For their patience what a gift to them that is one most exciting opening match of the IPL i.e. CSK vs RCB. So, among the excitement lets have a look at 3 things to look out for in today’s match:
- Best cricketing brain ever would be facing best modern-day batsmen: Yes, you got right its nothing but Dhoni vs Kohli & AB de Villiers. MSD is considered as best cricketing brain by Virat Kohli, the Indian Cricket captain. He is highly respected for his game reading and planning ability. Virat Kohli is considered as the best batsman to play cricket due to his consistency and dedication. AB de Villiers is the most popular cricketer among fans due to his 360-degree batting ability. He is considered among greats due his stroke playing ability all around the park. So, it would be exciting to see how Dhoni would plan to stop Kohli & ABD in CSK vs RCB match.
- War of Indian cricket team captains: Yes, again you got right i.e. Dhoni’s captaincy vs Kohli’s. India’s most successful Captain vs current Indian Cricket captain. Dhoni is considered as most successful captain ever graced cricket due to his long trail of achievement in international as well as IPL. Though Kohli has won U19 world cup but still to make a statement in international cricket under his captaincy. Most of the followers believe now also Dhoni is brain behind Kohli’s successful captaincy in ODI. So, this CSK vs RCB match is an opportunity for Kohli to showcase his talent to his mentor Dhoni.
- ‘Old is Gold’ vs ‘Upgrade is way of life’:
- Yes, this is a bit of tricky one. ‘Old is Gold’ is nothing but CSK team. It is mostly the same squad of 2018 except addition of Mohit Sharma (Ex- CSK) and young star Ruturaj Gaikwad. If we will see the squad, its average age is high compared to competitors. All are experienced and matured player who were popular international players for their country. But, RCB has squad is with various changes due to poor performance in last season. Like international captaincy Kohli believes ‘Horses for the courses’ psychology. RCB has upgraded its team with addition of Shivam Dube, Gurkreet Mann, Devdutt, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Prayas, Akshdeep, Hetmyer & Stoinis. As we can see RCB has spent heavily to strengthen the squad whereas CSK still believes they are enough. So, this CSK vs RCB will show the two different thought process.
These are the 3things to look out for in this high-profile match. So, all the cricket lovers be ready to experience the season opener at IST 8pm.