IPL 2019 Predictions: RCB vs CSK Dream 11 Predictions

Published 04/20/2019, 7:22 AM EDT

On Easter Sunday night, the Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings. This RCB vs CSK match is important for both teams for different reasons. Bangalore need this win to get their shambolic season on track. Meanwhile, CSK are on the hunt to remain as the league table leaders ahead of the Mumbai Indians.


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Tomorrow evening’s IPL 2019 match will see RCB with the home crowd backing them and ES will help with the Dream 11 Predictions in case fans are still unsure.

People interested in Dream 11 predictions will likely have a hard time figuring out the perfect 11. But we have it sorted for them. We will provide an extensive detailed analysis helping fill up the perfect 11.


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Team News

The Royal Challengers arrive at their home ground on the back of a shock win over the Kolkata Knight Riders. So, they will be high on confidence ahead of the RCB vs CSK collision course.

Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings had contrasting fortunes, losing their last match, to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was a 6-wicket loss in an away game.

Predicted Playing 11

Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Milind Kumar, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dale Steyn, Tim Southee

Chennai: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

Weather and pitch report

The weather in Bangalore on Sunday evening is expected to be a fairly warm 27°C at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. With short boundaries and high altitude, the batsmen can really go to town in the limited-overs formats. Mammoth scores have been posted and chased down with relative ease. Interestingly, the bowlers also enjoy the track especially in Test cricket.

H2H record

There have been a total of 23 RCB vs CSK matchups in IPL’s 12-year history. Of those, Chennai have laid claim to 15 wins compared to Bangalore’s 7, with only one non result between them. CSK’s highest score is 205 while RCB’s highest is 208 runs. On the other end of the scale, their lowest scores are 70 and 82 respectively.

Wicket keeper

In this RCB vs CSK clash, Parthiv Patel is the pick of the bunch as he goes up against MS Dhoni. He displays a highest score of 67 in IPL 2019 at a strike rate of 128.49.


This RCB vs CSK Dream 11 team has four batsmen, with three from Chennai and one from Bangalore. Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson represent KKR, while Virat Kohli is the sole player for RCB. Raina has 207 runs at a strike rate of 117.61 in 9 matches. Du Plessis has accumulated 173 runs from 9 matches at a strike rate of 123.57 while Watson has 142 runs at a strike rate of 110.93. Meanwhile, Kohli has an astounding 378 runs at a strike rate of 134.51 from 9 matches.

All rounders

The all rounders list, consists of one Super Kings players and one Royal Challengers player. Namely Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali for CSK and RCB respectively. Jadeja has scored 65 runs with 7 wickers boasting an economy of 6.34. While, Ali has 190 runs with 5 wickets in his kitty, with an economy of 6.68.


Yuzvendra Chahal and Dale Steyn fill up two of the 4 slots in the RCB vs CSK Dream 11. The other places are filled by CSK’s Imran Tahir and Deepak Chahar. Chahal has picked up 13 wickets from 9 matches and has a decent economy of 7.71. Steyn has played just one match and has 2 wickets to his credit and an economy of 10.00. Tahir is a prime wicket-taker with 15 wickets from 9 matches at an economy of 5.67. On the other hand, Chahar has an economy of 6.97 with 11 wickets in hand.


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Captain and vice captain

The skipper of this SRH vs KKR Dream 11 side is Virat Kohli, with Shane Watson serving as the deputy.

Dream 11 players


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