IPL 2023, Match 24 | RCB vs CSK | Cricket Exchange Fantasy Teams, Player Stats, Probable XIs and Pitch Report
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The 24th match of the sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see Southern rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) go toe-to-toe against each other. The encounter is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17, 2023, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore at 19.30 PM IST.
Faf du Plessis's RCB side has made a mixed start to their current campaign. They have played four games with two victories and two losses. With 4 points and a net run rate of -0.316, they are placed in the seventh position in the table. On the other hand, MS Dhoni's CSK has also made an identical start as that of RCB. With 4 points and an NRR of +0.225, they are above the Challengers in the sixth spot in the table. (All scenarios till Match No. 21)
Before the action begins, let us look at the important stats, best player picks, and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.
Ground Stats: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sides batting first have manage to go past the 170-run mark in all the three matches played so far at the venue in this edition of the IPL. The surface is likely to support the batters as its the case majority of the times in Bangalore.
Numbers at the ground (Overall IPL)
Total Matches: 84
Matches won batting first: 34
Matches won batting second: 46
No Result: 3
Average first innings score: 165
Average runs per over: 8.64
Average runs per wicket: 27.73
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Head-to-Head
The Challengers and the Super Kings have clashed against each other 31 times in the history of the competition with RCB winning on 10 occasions and CSK winning 20. One game ended up in no result.
Total Matches: 31
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 20
Chennai Super Kings won: 10
No Result: 1
Head-to-Head (Last 10 Matches)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 3
Chennai Super Kings won: 7
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Playing XIs
RCB Team News
Aussie seamer Josh Hazlewood has already joined the squad on the 14th of April. But there is still no confirmation as when will the pacer make his first appearance this season
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
CSK Team News
Fast bowler Sisanda Magala is injured and out of action for two weeks. Same is the case with Deepak and Ben Stokes as the duo are also unfit and ruled out for few matches. Mitchell Santner or Dwaine Pretorius might make the final 11 instead of Magala.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner/Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Top Five Picks
1.Virat Kohli (RCB): RCB's Virat Kohli is in solid form this season. The right-handed batter has racked up 214 runs in 4 innings at an average of 71.33 with 3 half-centuries. He also boasts a good record against CSK in the IPL with 979 runs in 29 innings at an average of 39.16 and nine fifties.
2.Faf du Plessis (RCB): RCB skipper and Virat's opening partner Faf du Plessis will be playing against his former franchise. In this edition, Faf has smashed 197 runs in 4 innings at an average of 65.66 with 2 half-centuries, both coming at Chinnaswamy stadium.
3.Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK): CSK's opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has idential numbers as of Faf in IPL 2023 so far. The classy right-handed batter has managed to amass 197 runs in 4 innings at an average of 65.66 with 3 half-centuries. After getting out early for just 8 in the last match, Gaikwad will be looking to score heavily on a belter track in Bangalore.
4.Devon Conway (CSK): Gaikwad's opening partner Devon Conway hasnt quite yet clicked in this editon. The left-handed Kiwi has scores of 1, 47, 0 and 50 so far. But with a fifty in the last outing, Conway would hope to play a big knock in this fixture.
5.MS Dhoni (CSK): MS Dhoni has a solid record against RCB in the league. The right-handed batter has struck 838 runs in 31 innings at an average of 39.90 with 4 fifties. On top of it, he has far better record playing in Bangalore with 463 runs in 10 innings at an average of 92.60 and 5 half-centuries.
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Must picks for the match
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
1.Virat Kohli - 214 runs in 4 innings
2.Faf du Plessis - 197 runs in 4 innings
3.Wanindu Hasaranga - 1 wicket in 1 innings
Chennai Super Kings:
1.Ruturaj Gaikwad - 197 runs in 4 innings
2.Devon Conway - 98 runs in 4 innings
3.MS Dhoni - 58 runs in 3 innings
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Risky Picks
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shahbaz Ahmed, Vijaykumar Vyshak
Chennai Super Kings: Ajinkya Rahane, Akash Singh
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices
1.Virat Kohli (RCB)
2.Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK)
3.Devon Conway (CSK)
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Team for Head-to-Head Contests
Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway, MS Dhoni
Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Maheesh Theekshana
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
RCB: 5 Players, CSK: 6 Players
RCB vs CSK, Match 24: Team for Winner takes all Contests
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Devon Conway
Batters: Virat Kohli, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Tushar Deshpande
Captain: Devon Conway
Vice-captain: Virat Kohli
RCB: 4 Players, CSK: 7 Players