RCB vs CSK: Revealed - Who are the impact players nominated by RCB and CSK for match 68 of IPL 2024

Updated - 18 May 2024, 07:12 PM

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are crossing swords with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday (18th May). The 68th game of the tournament, which will also be a virtual eliminator, is taking place at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. 

Both RCB and CSK faced off each other in the first game of the Indian Premier League and at that time no one would have thought they would end up fighting for the fourth spot in playoffs. Therefore it promises to be an enthralling clash because a lot will be at the stake for both the teams. 

For Chennai Super Kings, the equation is quite easy. All they need to do is win and it will take them to 16 points and they will qualify easily. But for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, they will have to win by the margin of 18 overs or chase the target in 18.1 to get the ticket to playoffs. 

Chennai Super Kings are fourth on the points table with 7 wins to their name from 13 games. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bengaluru are 7th on the points table with 6 wins from 13 games. If they both share the point due to rain CSK will go ahead. 

RCB will be entering the game high on confidence. They have managed to win 5 games on the trot and the momentum will surely be on their side. CSK on the other hand defeated Rajasthan Royals in their last game and would be high on confidence too entering into the game. 

The last game between RCB and CSK in the ongoing IPL 2024 went in the favour of the Chennai Super Kings-led side as they dominated the opposition and sealed the game pretty comfortably. But RCB since the last few games has been exceptional and would be keen to win 6th game on the trot. 

IPL 2024: Who are the impact players nominated by RCB and CSK for match 68 of IPL 2024

Chennai Super Kings skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and opted to field first in the game against RCB. He talked about the chasing factor at Chinnaswamy Stadium and claimed that they want to take by ball and focus on the process. He stated: 

“We'll bowl first. The wicket looks good, conditions are overcast and we will look to make the most of the movement in the first 2-3 overs. It looks a bit damp, but we'll go with great intent. Every game in the IPL is must must-win, nothing changes for us, we'll take it ball-by-ball, and try and win the small processes. We've won some crucial games to go ahead of the pack in the middle. Just one change - Moeen isn't available, Santner replaces him.”

RCB skipper also talked about his desire to field first. But he is aware that they are high on confidence and they need to focus on the game. Talking about their preparations, he stated: 

“We would have fielded as well, but we put up a good score when we batted first last. Losing the toss isn't ideal, but we'll take a lot of confidence from the last 5 games. The set-up is great, last match before the knock-out stage, the scenario is nicely set-up and we're happy to play our last league game in front of our fans. Not thinking a lot, we'll take it as it comes and do our best.”

RCB vs CSK: Impact Players 

RCB: Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Himanshu Sharma 

CSK: Shivam Dube, Sameer Rizvi, Prashanth Solanki, Shaikh Rasheed, Mukesh Choudhary 

RCB vs CSK: Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

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