IPL 2019: Schedule for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 23 March to 5 April

IPL 2019 Schedule: Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the IPL 2019.

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IPL 2019 Schedule: Royal Challengers Bangalore will face defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Chennai on March 23. BCCI has announced the IPL 2019 schedule of the first two weeks which includes 17 matches and is still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates.

“Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” the official statement read.

A total of 17 matches will be played during this period across the eight home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play minimum of four matches with Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore playing five matches. Every team will play minimum of two home and away matches each with Delhi Capitals playing three home matches, while Royal Challengers Bangalore will play 3 away matches.

Following is the schedule Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB )for the first two weeks:

Date Match Venue
March 23 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (CSK vs RCB) Chennai
March 28 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians (RCB vs MI) Bengaluru
March 31 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) Hyderabad
April 2 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB) Jaipur
April 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB vs KKR) Bengaluru

Here is the RCB squad for IPL 2019:

Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Players bought in IPL 2019 auction: Shivam Dube (Rs 50 million), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 42 million), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 36 million), Prayas Barman (Rs 15 million), Himmat Singh (Rs 6.5 million), Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Rs 5 million), Heinrich Klaasen (Rs 5 million), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 2 million), Milind Kumar (Rs 2 million)

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