RCB vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 68

Updated - 18 May 2024, 06:40 PM

RCB vs CSK
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings will aim for a playoff spot when they clash in the next match of IPL 2024. CSK has a good chance to qualify for playoffs if they beat RCB in the clash. 

RCB can reach the top four by defeating CSK by a respective margin. However, SRH can still ouster them from the top four positions. Below we look at RCB vs CSK preview for the next game.

RCB vs CSK Date and Venue

RCB vs CSK encounter takes place on Saturday, May 18. The venue of the match is Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The toss takes place at 7 PM. 

RCB vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 68

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 

Faf du Plessis leads RCB in IPL 2024. Out of 13 games, RCB has won 6 games and lost 7. They have 12 points. RCB has won their last five back-to-back games. 

RCB squad: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mayank Dagar, Glenn Maxwell, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Alzarri Joseph, Manoj Bhandage, Saurav Chauhan, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma. 

Chennai Super Kings   

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the skipper of CSK in IPL 2024. Out of 13 matches, CSK has won 7 and lost 6. They have 14 points and a good chance to reach playoffs. 

CSK squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Sameer Rizvi, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Mitchell Santner, Shaik Rasheed, Aravelly Avanish, Richard Gleeson, RS Hangargekar, Nishant Sindhu. 

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RCB vs CSK Key Battles

Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Mohammed Siraj 

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the leading run-getter for CSK and owns a marvelous form in IPL 2024. Pacer Mohammed Siraj will look to halt him. 

Shivam Dube vs Yash Dayal 

Shivam Dube has been a hard-hitting batter for CSK and piled up many runs in the middle-order. Yash Dayal is the most successful pacer for RCB and will look to outplay him. 

Virat Kohli vs Tushar Deshpande 

Virat Kohli has an impeccable form in IPL 2024. He will look to fire as RCB opener. Tushar Deshpande is a powerful pacer for CSK and will try to dismiss him in the first few overs. 

RCB vs CSK Key Players

Royal Challengers Bengaluru- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Rajat Patidar are crucial names in batting. Mohammed Siraj and Yash Dayal are key members of bowling. 

Chennai Super Kings- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, and Daryl Mitchell are most successful with the bat. Tushar Deshpande and Ravindra Jadeja are the available bowlers with the most scalps. 

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RCB vs CSK Weather And Pitch Reports

The RCB vs CSK encounter is highly likely to be affected by rain. The chance of rain in Bengaluru is 80% during the match. The pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium offers a lot of assistance to batters with short boundaries and flat wickets. 

Conclusion

CSK and RCB faced each other in the opening game of IPL 2024. Now, they will face each other in their final league match. The tournament will come to an end for one team after the clash.