IPL 2019: Teams Gear Up For T20 Extravaganza
The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) gets underway on March 23 when defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) play Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the opening match. Ahead of the tournament, all the eight participating teams are busy with their preparations, team combinations, and strategies. The captains and coaches have been busy with their respective team's game plans.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that he will be opening their batting this season. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Three-time champions Mumbai Indians finished 5th in the previous season and will be aiming for a top-four finish this time.
Sourav Ganguly, who joined as an advisor with Delhi Capitals (DC) will look to partner head coach Ricky Ponting in helping DC win their maiden IPL title.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli will be aiming to win the 1st IPL title this season.
Virat Kohli and head coach Gary Kirsten launched the RCB app that will help fans connect with team RCB.