BCCI has released fixtures for the group league matches of IPL 2019. Hardcore Chennai Super Kings fans will be happy to note that all home matches will be played in CSK’s den Chepauk stadium in Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni will face Virat Kohli‘s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Southern derby in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Chennai on March 23. This decision was made earlier. Now the full fixture has been announced for all the eight teams.
Here is the CSK squad for IPL 2019:
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Bought in IPL 2019 auction: Mohit Sharma (Rs 50 million), Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 2 million)
Here’s the schedule:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 19, 2019
1. Cracker of a match to start with
CSK starts its campaign squaring off against RCB at Chennai on 23rd March. Match starts at 8 PM.
Next match is against Delhi Capitals in Delhi on 26th March. Match is from 8 PM.
CSK’s third match is against the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, 31st March in Chennai from 8 PM.
2. Two matches in the third week
CSK face-off against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede on 3rd April. It is a 8 PM start.
Later that week, it will play against KXIP in Chennai on the 6th. It is a 4 PM start.
3. Repeat fight against RCB on 21st April
CSK’s next fixture is home match against KKR on 9th April. It is 8 PM start.
Then, CSK travels to Jaipur to play against Rajasthan Royals on 11th April. Match starts at 8 PM.
Its next match is against KKR on 14th April.It is a 4 PM start.
CSK then face SRH in Hyderabad on 17th April. Match starts at 8 PM.
The repeat due between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be on 21st April, when CSK is pitted against RCB. Match starts at 8 PM.
4. Three of the last four matches at Chepauk
Good news for CSK is they will get to play lot of home matches as the group league winds down.
After RCB, CSK’s next match is against SRH on 23rd April at Chennai. Match starts at 8 PM.
It’s next match is also at Chennai on 26th April, against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians. It is also a 8 PM start.
CSK’s last home match in group league is against Delhi Capitals on 1st May at 8 PM.
CSK’s last away match is against KXIP at Mohali on 5th May. Match starts at 4 PM.