IPL 2024, CSK vs RCB: Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru

With anticipation reaching a crescendo and excitement reaching fever pitch, the stage is set for the commencement of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the illustrious MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday, March 22nd. The inaugural match will witness Faf du Plessis leading the Bengaluru-based squad, while Ruturaj Gaikwad assumes the captaincy mantle from MS Dhoni, stepping into the role of CSK skipper for the first time.

Both teams step onto the field armed with formidable lineups, each brimming with talent and determination. As the Bengaluru side and CSK square off in this highly-anticipated encounter, fans can expect a clash of titans, with both teams hungry for victory and eager to make a statement early in the competition.

IPL 2024, CSK vs RCB:

  • Date and time: March 22; 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM IST
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The track at the MA Chidambaram Stadium also known as the Chepauk Stadium, indicates a challenging scenario for both batters and bowlers. With its historical reputation for favoring spinners, the pitch is expected to offer pronounced grip and sharp turn, posing significant hurdles for batters in executing their shots smoothly. Spin bowlers are anticipated to thrive in these conditions, exploiting the surface’s characteristics with their variations and guile. Consequently, batters will face the daunting task of adapting quickly and demonstrating exceptional technique to counter the spin threat effectively. Overall, the match promises an enthralling battle between bat and ball, with the spin-friendly nature of the Chepauk Stadium pitch likely to play a decisive role in shaping the outcome.

CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni
  • Batters: Virat Kohli, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Daryl Mitchell
  • All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Maxwell
  • Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Alzarri Joseph

CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Glenn Maxwell (vc)
Choice 2: Virat Kohli (c), Ravindra Jadeja (vc)

Also READ: IPL 2024 – Full squads for all 10 teams with their captains and vice-captain

CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Dinesh Karthik

CSK vs RCB Dream11 Team for today’s match (March 22, 02:30 PM GMT):

CSK vs RCB – IPL 2024 (Screengrab: Dream11)

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • CSK wins the toss and bats first
  • Powerplay score: 50-55
  • CSK total: 165-175

Case 2:

  • RCB wins the toss and bats first
  • Powerplay score: 45-50
  • RCB total: 170-180

Team batting first to win the contest.

Also READ: Here’s why Adam Zampa decided to pull out of IPL 2024


Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (wk), Aravelly Avanish, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Sameer Rizvi, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Ajay Mandal, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Nishant Sindhu, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Shardul Thakur, Maheesh Theekshana

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Saurav Chauhan, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli (vc), Rajat Patidar, Akash Deep, Manoj Bhandage, Tom Curran, Cameron Green, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mayank Dagar, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Reece Topley, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Yash Dayal

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