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CSK vs RCB IPL 2024 Opener Match Preview and Prediction

The Indian Premier League will begin on March 22, 2024, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, with a blockbuster match between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and the star studded Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is a great match for the fans to see some of the best players in the world, such as MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway and so much more. Here is everything you need to know about this exciting encounter

CSK vs RCB Cricket Prediction | Cricket Betting Tips

In the Indian Premier League, CSK and RCB have a long history of rivalry, with CSK having the upper hand in most of the matches. In the 28 matches they’ve played against RCB, CSK have won 18 of them, while RCB have won only nine, with one match ending in a draw. In addition, CSK has the advantage of playing at their home ground where they have won 72 out of 101 matches played so far.

On the other hand, despite having some of the best players in their squad, RCB has been unable to consistently perform in the Indian Premier League. They’ve never won the IPL title, and three times have finished at the bottom of the league.

CSK seems to have an obvious advantage over RCB in that match on the basis of those statistics. But cricket’s a game of uncertainty, and anything can go wrong on the field. RCB, led by captain Virat Kohli, who is the highest run scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League with 6076 runs, has a strong batting line up. The explosive Faf du Plessis, who was the 2nd most run scorer in IPL 2023 with 533 runs, is also here.  The presence of Mohammed Siraj, who had taken the second most wickets in IPL 2023 with 12 and a new sensation Vijaykumar Vyshak, whose pace and variations were legendary during his debut season, have also contributed to RCB’s bowling department.

On the other hand, CSK’s team has a balanced and experienced group with players who can do whatever it takes. They’ve got a charismatic leader, MS Dhoni, who’s known for his calm and tactical skills. They’ve also got a dynamic pair of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who were the 3rd and 4th highest run producers in IPL 2023 with 414 and 355 runs respectively.  The Sri Lanka sensation Matheesha Pathirana, who took the highest number of wickets with 16 in IPL 2023 and reliable Deepak Chahar, who was a fourth wicket taker with 13 is leading CSK’s bowling attack.

We expect CSK to win this game and begin their title defense on a positive note, taking into account the form, strength, and history of the two teams.

CSK vs RCB Match Analysis | Cricket Prediction Tips

RCB’s batting prowess and CSK’s bowling power will be at stake in this match. RCB have a formidable top order, with Kohli, du Plessis, and Conway, who can score runs at a rapid pace and put pressure on the opposition. There are some hard hitting  finishers such as Shivam Dube, Tim David and Daryl Mitchell that could be the final flourish.  The main challenge for RCB will be to face the spinners of CSK, who will be able to exploit the slow and turning nature of the pitch in Chennai. The CSK have three quality spinners, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner and Maheesh Theekshana, who can bowl with the Powerplay, Mid Overs or Death overs, which will contribute to keeping the run rate low. RCB’s gonna have to play smart cricket and rotate the strikes, not lose a lot of catches.

With Conway and Gaikwad opening the innings, followed by Moeen Ali, Dhoni, and Jadeja, CSK have a solid and consistent batting line up. They’re capable of adapting to any situation and building up an innings accordingly.  They’ve got some useful allrounders, such as Dube, Santner, and Rachin Ravindra, who can play both bat and ball. The main challenge for CSK will be to face the pace and bounce of RCB’s quick bowlers, who are able to damage batsmen with their variation and yorkers. RCB’s squad has three excellent fast bowlers, Siraj, Vyshak and Mustafizur Rahman, who can bowl in the powerplay, late stages of the match as well as taking important wickets. CSK’s going to have to be careful and not lose momentum, and they’re going to have to take advantage of the loose balls.

CSK vs RCB Venue Information

 The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk, is one of the oldest and most famous cricket venues in India. It’s the home of CSK, with a capacity of 50 000 spectators. It has hosted many memorable matches in the past, such as the tied Test between India and Australia in 1986, and the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in 2011. The Chepauk pitch is usually slow and low, more helpful for spinners than pacers.  The average score of the first and second innings at this location in the Indian Premier League is 164 and 151 respectively. The highest total at this venue in the IPL is 246/5, scored by CSK against RR in 2010, and the lowest total is 70, scored by RCB against CSK in 2019. In the 61 matches that have taken place at this stadium in the Indian Premier League, the team which has managed to score highest will win 36 out of them while the one who bats second wins 25.

Live Streaming

In India, the opening match of the 2024 Indian Premier League between CSK and RCB will be broadcast live on Star Sports and other channels in different countries. If you have a valid subscription, you can also watch the match live on Disney+ Hotstar app and website or through Jio TV apps and websites. On our website you will also be able to view the live scoreboard, commentary and highlights of the match.

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