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RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the RCB vs CSK match in IPL 2024 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 18th May, Saturday.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore will host Chennai Super Kings in match no 68 of IPL 2024 on Saturday, 18th May, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. RCB have won six out of 13 matches they have played so far this season and are sitting at the sixth spot of the points table. The Super Kings are sitting at the fourth spot of the table with seven victories so it is going to be a must-win victory for both sides. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the RCB vs CSK match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings - IPL 2024

  • Date: 18/5/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

How to watch the RCB vs DC IPL 2024 Match?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the most high-scoring venues in the Indian Premier League, with an average first-inning score of 180 so far. It's a solid batting pitch but some seam movement is expected during the powerplay in the first innings. Three out of six matches played here this season have been won by teams batting second. There will be dew in the second half which makes the venue more chasable.

There are 80% chance of rain on Saturday. If the match washes out, RCB will be knocked out of the tournament and CSK will qualify for the playoffs.

RCB vs CSK: Head-to-Head Record

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other in 32 matches. CSK have been the dominant side with 21 victories while Bangalore have won only 10 games.

  • Matches played: 32
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 10
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 21
  • No result: 1
  • Highest Score: 226
  • Lowest Score: 82

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Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have won their last five games comfortably and are playing top-tier cricket right now. If they were only to maintain this type of consistency from the beginning of the season they wouldn't have to rely on others. Virat Kohli is in great form and providing his side with a good start from his end in almost every game. Faf is not having an excellent season as he has been so inconsistent. The duo is expected to open the inning for RCB in the game against CSK.

Glenn Maxwell didn't feature in the previous game. Patidar once again played a brilliant inning but RCB will be missing Will Jacks as he was either contributing with the bat or ball. Dinesh Karthik has played lots of brilliant innings for RCB this season and has taken the responsibility to score runs consistently at lower down the order. Cameron Green didn't have a great start to the season but he is looking perfect from the last few matches. His brilliant form is another reason why RCB are in very good condition right now.

RCB only have this CSK game left this season and the hopes for the playoffs are still there. The issues in bowling have been resolved a lot lately. Mohammed Siraj who was struggling to bowl one decent over, is bowling quite confidently in the last couple of games.

Bangalore don't have a good spin bowler in their squad to handle the middle overs. They let go of Chahal and haven't been able to replace him with someone else. Yash Dayal has bowled some sensational spells this season and he is the most important bowler for the Royals right now. 

Siraj could only pick up 1 wicket in the previous game but bowled a good 4-over spell. Swapnil Singh also scalped one wicket while Lockie Ferguson picked up two wickets. Yash Dayal returned with three important wickets and he has now 13 wickets to show this season. RCB have to win the game against CSK to qualify for the playoffs.

Chennai Super Kings

Fast bowler Deepak Chahar didn't feature in the last match too. Pathirana and Mustafizur both are unavailable. Simarjeet Singh's debut was exceptional but he had a poor outing against Gujarat. But, then he made a good comeback in the game against RR. Ravindra Jadeja also bowled a good spell in the previous game. Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande are also doing their jobs perfectly but it will be tough to bowl in Bengaluru.

Rahane and Ravindra opened in the previous game and Rachin Ravindra was finally able to score some runs. Skipper Ruturaj has impressed with his calm and composed in batting and captaincy so far this season and again played a mature inning in the last game.

Shivam Dube hasn't been good lately but he can get his confidence back on a track like Chinnaswamy. Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali are doing their jobs with the bat as well and if everything clicks, it will be very hard for Bengaluru to stop the Super Kings.

MS Dhoni has played plenty of special cameos this season and has been one of the most important batters for CSK at lower down the order. He is not looking like a 42-year-old player who only features for two months in a calendar year.

Possible XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj, Swapnil Singh

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Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Samir Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

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