CSK vs RCB Today Match Prediction & Tips

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match Prediction

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

The 2024 Indian Premier League gets underway on Friday evening in Chepauk as Chennai Super Kings go head to head with Royal Challengers Bengaluru. CSK are the reigning IPL Champions whereas RCB failed to make the play-offs for the first time in four seasons. Read on as we preview this game which gets underway at 20:00 local time on March 20th at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

It was another fantastic IPL for CSK in 2023 as they finished in second place in the group stage before beating table toppers Gujarat Titans in both the Qualifier 1 and the Final. They have now won five IPL titles in total and they will be confident of getting off to a winning start in front of their home crowd in this match.

RCB may have missed out on the play-offs last year but there were still some brilliant performances with the bat from Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. The trio will need to be at their best again in this game to give RCB the best chance of success on Friday evening.

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

CSK vs RCB Match Toss Prediction

With over 60% of IPL games in Chepauk won by the team batting first, we predict that both teams will want to bat first ahead of this match.

CSK vs RCB Pitch Report

It is often a good contest between bat and ball at the MA Chidambaram Stadium with consistent bounce but also plenty of turn for the spinners. A par score is likely to be around 170-175.

Chennai Weather Report

The forecast is for consistent weather throughout Friday evening in Chepauk with the humidity levels remaining at 75% and the temperature staying at a constant 29 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Indian Premier League 2024

CSK Team News & Playing 11

CSK Team News

The 2023 Champions will certainly be without Sri Lankan pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana and New Zealand opener Devon Conway for this and a number of games at the start of the tournament. Shivam Dube and Rachin Ravindra have both had niggles but should be fine for this match.

CSK Key Players

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad – The 27 year old right-handed batter has averaged over 42 in three of his four IPL seasons and has made a score of 90+ in each of his last three IPL campaigns.
  • Daryl Mitchell – The New Zealand batting all-rounder has been playing at a very high level for the last four years of his career across all formats.
  • Ravindra Jadeja – The India international all-rounder picked up 20 wickets during the 2023 IPL, his best return across a campaign so far.
  • Tushar Deshpande – The right-arm pace bowler took 21 wickets across last year’s tournament after taking only four during the 2020 and 2022 competitions.

CSK Team Form

CSK lost just one of their last six matches in the 2023 season on their way to winning the tournament.

CSK Predicted Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

Unlike most of the other sides in the IPL 2024, RCB come into this opening fixture with nearly a fully fit squad and there is only a slight doubt over Rajat Patidar’s ankle. Equally, they have suffered no withdrawals across their squad so far this year.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli – The right-handed opener needs only six runs in this game to bring up 12000 T20 career runs, 639 of which came in last year’s IPL.
  • Faf du Plessis – The South African skipper was in fine form towards the end of this year’s SA20 and averaged 56.15 across the 2023 IPL.
  • Mohammed Siraj – The right-arm pace bowler will pitch the ball up and make the most of any swing on offer in the opening overs and is a great competitor.
  • Lockie Ferguson – The New Zealand quick bowler will be hoping to knock over some of his international team-mates in this game. He had a strike-rate of 13.84 during the 2021 IPL.

RCB Team Form

A run of only three wins from their final seven games saw RCB miss out on the play-offs at the end of last year’s tournament.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Will Jacks, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Akash Deep, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Swapnil Singh

CSK vs RCB Head to Head

CSK have an excellent recent and overall record over RCB. Coming into this match, CSK have won five of the last six and 12 of the last 15 head to heads!

CSK vs RCB Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played CSK Won RCB Won Tie NR
Overall 31 21 10 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

CSK vs RCB Betting Odds

Ahead of this opening game of the tournament, CSK are the favourites with the bookies. The reigning champions can be backed at 1.70 to win with RCB at 2.20.

Who will win Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match?

As is to be expected in the IPL, both sides have teams and squads full of top international players. CSK also have the big advantage of MS Dhoni’s leadership and we have picked them out as the top team ahead of this match.

🏆 CSK vs RCB Prediction

Cricket fans across the globe will be clearing their diaries and setting early alarms if necessary to watch this opening fixture of this year’s IPL. With two of the strongest sides locking horns, it promises to be a fascinating contest in Chennai on Friday evening and it would be no surprise if there were some incredible individual performances. We are predicting a tight match but are backing CSK, with their long batting line-up, to emerge with the win.

Chennai Super Kings to beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru

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