CSK vs RCB, 1st Match, Full Squad, Venue and Scorecard, Playing XI, and Match Prediction


CSK vs RCB Match Preview

The Indian Premier League (IPL) starts today, and everyone is waiting for the opening match. Chennai Super Kings CSK vs RCB Royal Challengers Bangalore are two of the best teams in IPL history, so this first game is sure to be a blast. A big cricket match in Chennai today! Chennai Super Kings (CSK) want to win again this year, with their new superstar captain Ruturaj Gaikwad leading the team. But Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with their captain Faf du Plessis, really want to win too. This is the first game of the whole season, so it’s going to be exciting.

SeriesIndian Premier League (IPL) 2024
MatchChennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
VenueMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Opening Ceremony6:30 PM IST, Friday – March 22
Match Start Time8:00 PM IST, Friday – March 22
TV ChannelStar Sports Network
Live StreamingJioCinema app

RCB Probable Playing XI

  1. Faf du Plessis (C)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Cameron Green
  4. Rajat Patidar
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Suyyash Prabhudessai
  7. Mahipal Lomror
  8. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
  9. Mayank Dagar
  10. Alzarri Joseph
  11. Mohammed Siraj

CSK Probable Playing XI

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (C)
  2. Devon Conway/Rachin Ravindra
  3. Ajinkya Rahane
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. MS Dhoni (WK)
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Maheesh Theekshana
  10. Matheesha Pathirana
  11. Tushar Deshpande/Shardul Thakur

RCB Full Squad

1. Faf du Plessis (c), 2. Suyash Prabhudessai, 3. Mayank Dagar, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Rajat Patidar, 6. Himanshu Sharma, 7. Vijaykumar Vyshak, 8. Swapnil Singh, 9. Tom Curran, 10. Cameron Green, 11. Alzarri Joseph, 12. Akash Deep, 13. Lockie Ferguson, 14. Mohammed Siraj, 15. Anuj Rawat, 16. Dinesh Karthik (w), 17. Manoj Bhandage, 18. Will Jacks, 19. Karn Sharma, 20. Yash Dayal, 21. Reece Topley, 22. Virat Kohli, 23. Saurav Chauhan, 24. Mahipal Lomror, 25. Rajan Kumar.

CSK Full Squad

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), 2. Rachin Ravindra, 3. Ajinkya Rahane, 4. Sameer Rizvi, 5. Daryl Mitchell, 6. Shivam Dube, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. MS Dhoni (w), 9. Shardul Thakur, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Maheesh Theekshana, 12. Moeen Ali, 13. Devon Conway, 14. Mustafizur Rahman, 15. Mitchell Santner, 16. Tushar Deshpande, 17. Ajay Jadav Mandal, 18. Prashant Solanki, 19. Mukesh Choudhary, 20. Simarjeet Singh, 21. RS Hangargekar, 22. Shaik Rasheed, 23. Nishant Sindhu, 24. Aravelly Avanish.

CSK vs RCB Head-to-Head Record

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has historically done well against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Out of the 31 matches they’ve played, CSK has won 20. But remember, this is the IPL, where anything can happen.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Chennai is known to be slow and good for spin bowlers. This means it might be harder for batsmen to score a lot of runs. Unlike some other IPL stadiums, Chennai tends to have lower-scoring games. So, whoever wins the toss might choose to bat first to take advantage of the better batting conditions early on in the innings.

Weather Report

Weather ForecastOvercast
Pitch BehaviourBalanced
Best Suited ToSpin
Average 1st innings score155

CHE vs RCB: Match Prediction – Who Will Win?

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have a good chance of winning on Friday for two reasons. First, they’ve traditionally dominated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) whenever they play at home in Chennai. Second, their squad might be a better fit for the Chepauk pitch conditions. So, things are looking good for CSK in this IPL opener! But remember cricket is full of surprises, so anything can happen.

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