Do or Die in Bengaluru: RCB vs CSK Fight for IPL Playoffs

In this article, we have mentioned important players who can score runs in CSK vs RCB in the IPL 2024 at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengluru read the full article

Apart from IPL fans, this match is going to be very special for RCB fans and CSK fans. This match is being called the most hyped match of this season. On May 18, match no. 68 is being played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB). If Chennai wins this match, then they will qualify, and if Bangalore wins this match with a better run rate, then they will qualify.

Key Players for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Rituraj Gaikward

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After Dhoni left the captaincy this year, Rituraj Gaikward is captaining the team, so the pressure of tomorrow’s match will not be seen in his batting. He has scored 583 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 141.50. 

Shivam Dube

All eyes will be on Shivam Dubey, the batsman who has hit the most sixes for the Chennai Super Kings side. He has scored 389 runs in 13 matches so far, and that too at a strike rate of 170.

Ravindra Jadeja

The world’s number one. all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, will be under the scrutiny of the entire Chennai team as well as the fans. He can show his talent in batting as well as bowling. He will have a very important contribution in making Chennai win the two-and-a-half match.

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Key Players for Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is playing at his best level so far this season. This season, he leads the team in runs scored as well. In 13 games, he has amassed 661 runs at a strike rate of 155.16, with 1 century and 4 half-centuries. He should also have a strong inning in today’s game.

Faf Du Plessis 

After scoring 64 runs in only 23 balls against the Gujarat Titans in his past game and helping RCB win, Faf has also returned to form. So far, he has played in 13 games and scored 367 runs at a strike rate of 168.34. RCB will be hoping for his skipper to have another impactful inning.

Rajat Patidar

A lot is expected from Rajat Patidar, who has performed very well for Bangalore in the last few matches in this match. He has scored 320 runs in 11 innings, and that too at a strike rate of 179.77. We expect him to play with the same strike rate in today’s match as well.

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Probable 11s For CSK vs RCB IPL 2024 Match

RCB Probable Playing XI

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, and Vijaykumar Vyshak.

CSK Probable Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Sameer Rizvi, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, and Tushar Deshpande

Pitch Conditions

The MA Chidambaram Stadium ground in Chennai is regarded as a spinner’s dream come true. This surface is very helpful to spinners. On this pitch, the ball stays extremely slow and gets stuck, which is great news for the spinners. Here, batsmen must bat extremely carefully. He can play large innings once he gets settled in. The average score in the first innings of the last IPL season at the MA Madrid Stadium in Chennai was 170 runs. Here, the winning team is requested to book first. The goal of the initial launch attempt is to have the team’s score as low as possible.

RCB vs CSK Head-to-Head Record

In 32 IPL matches, Bangalore and Chennai have faced off against each other. Bangalore has won 10 of these 32 games, while Chennai has won 21 of them. One match ended with no outcome.

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