IPL 2019 will kick start from 23rd March with the inaugural game at Bangalore between RCB and CSK.RCB never lifted the IPL title and CSK are the defending champions in this season. Here are a few reasons which might be favored for the RCB in addition to the home advantage.
- Shimron Hetmeyr might change the game
This West Indies player was bagged by the franchise for a base price of Rs.50 lakhs for this season. He got this fat cheque of Rs.4.2 crores by his performances in the series against India. He is one of the consistent and arrogant middle-order batsmen for the team with a stunning strike rate of 110 in the ODI format. He was bagged by the franchise after a tough fight with Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals.
He is considered as one of the finest budding players in the international format in 2018 by ICC.
- Yuzwendra Chahal
Chahal gained prominence by his performances for RCB and kept on shining in the international career. He is one of the finest spinners India had ever produced and gained experience by playing on different grounds around the world. He has a great record of registering wonderful figures even in toughest grounds for spinners. Chepauk stadium is one of the favorable grounds for him. He gained popularity for reading minds of batsmen and being very miserly in conceding runs. If he can pick a few wickets in middle overs, he will be the game changer for sure.
- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is in splendid form since the beginning of the year and is fully wary of the tactics of MS Dhoni. Not clinching a title being an efficient captain is one of the blames facing Virat Kohli. He is capable of handing a win to the team single-handedly if he is in good form. Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli is one of the finest batsmen in all the formats of cricket. If MS Dhoni could not chalk out the plan to dismiss Kohli earlier, his moves might cost him a crucial victory.