IPL 2019: Chepauk is CSK’s fortress. RCB face uphill task

October 25, 2019

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first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 23, 2019 16:42 IST IPL 2019: Can Virat Kohli help RCB end their losing streak at Chepauk on Saturday? (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli’s RCB have lost six of the seven games they have played at ChepaukCSK have lost only one of the 13 games played at home since April 2014RCB are heading into the match with a six-match losing streak against CSK in IPLVirat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are facing an uphill task as they gear up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 opener against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.There’s considerable pressure on RCB as questions are being asked about their captain, Virat Kohli’s ability to do well in the IPL. After finishing sixth and eighth on the eight-team league table over the last two years, RCB will be hoping for a good start to their IPL 2019 campaign to get their season up and running.However, RCB couldn’t have asked for a sterner test as early as the opener against defending champions, CSK who are returning to their fortress after nearly a year’s gap.CSK’s win percentage against RCB at home: 85.71RCB have the worst record for a visiting team that has played five or more matches at Chepauk. From seven matches, the Kohli-led franchise has managed to win only one, losing six.RCB last won a game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium as early as the inaugural season of IPL in 2008 when an Anil Kumble-led side beat CSK by 14 runs. Since then, RCB have lost six matches on the trot at Chepauk.Also, CSK have won 12 of their last 13 matches played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium since April 22, 2013. Well, Chepauk is certainly a fortress for Dhoni’s men.RCB also are heading into the much-anticipated IPL 2019 opener on the back of a six-match losing streak against CSK. The Bengaluru-based side haven’t beaten Chennai since 2014.advertisementEasy to get overawed by the support CSK gets at home: Virat KohliHowever, Kohli has acknowledged the difficulty of playing CSK at home and even conceded that every team that plays in Chennai against the home team are considered underdogs.”MS knows exactly what he wants from his team in these conditions. We all have seen that and are aware of it. We are going to be backing our skills and then find ways to come out on top,” Kohli said.”It’s very easy to be overawed by the support that CSK are going to get. In the IPL, people can get carried away by the support that a team like CSK gets at home but we have to focus on our basics.”Also Read | I don’t care about being judged for not winning the IPL, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Onus on Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers as RCB seek to end 5-year drought vs CSKAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow ChepaukFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni IPL 2019: Chepauk is CSK’s fortress. RCB face uphill taskIndian Premier League 2019: If past records and numbers are anything to go by, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face a stern test in their opening match against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennaiadvertisementlast_img read more


Markets Right Now Stocks open lower on Wall Street

October 7, 2019

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NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:45 a.m.Stocks are off to a mostly lower start on Wall Street as investors wait for more news on trade and company earnings.The sluggish start Thursday came a day after the market posted solid gains after President Donald Trump suggested a trade deal with China could be happening soon.Carnival sank 8.2% after the cruise operator cut its profit outlook for the year, and Facebook lost 1.7% after Bloomberg reported that the Justice Department intends to open its own investigation into the company.The S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.2%, to 2,977.The Dow Jones industrials fell 24 points, or 0.1%, to 26,942. The Nasdaq dropped 38 points, or 0.5%, to 8,037.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.68%.The Associated Press read more