IPL 2024: Match 68, RCB vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match? – CricTracker

Royal Challengers Bengaluru will host Chennai Super Kings in game 68 of the IPL 2024 on Saturday, May 18.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 17 May 2024, 15:31 IST | Updated – 17 May 2024, 15:38 IST

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The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will be locking horns with the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 18. The two sides faced each other in the opening game of the season, when CSK won convincingly by six wickets.

The home team has won their last five matches, successfully defending twice. For RCB to have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs, they must win against CSK. If they bat first, they need to set a target and defend it with a margin of 18 runs. Conversely, if they bat second, they must chase down the CSK’s total within 18 overs.

Meanwhile, CSK have won seven out of their 13 matches so far, and their latest victory was against Rajasthan Royals by five wickets. However, CSK find themselves in a tricky position, as they are in a do-or-die situation too. To qualify for the playoffs, the five-time champions must defeat RCB and confirm their playoffs berth.

 Match Details

Match Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2024
Venue M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time May 18, Saturday, 7:30 pm IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, JioCinema (app and website)

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Pitch Report:

The surface at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium favors the batters. Due to the lightning-fast outfield and the relatively smaller size of the ground, high-scoring matches are typically expected at this venue. The bowlers face a challenging task in preventing the opposing teams from racking up substantial scores, as they need to remain highly vigilant and on their toes throughout the contest. The team that wins the toss will look to bowl first at this venue.

Head-to-Head Record

RCB vs CSK Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 32
Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won 21
Chennai Super Kings Won 10
No results 01

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Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

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

Impact Substitute: Suyash Prabhudessai

Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Samir Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

Impact Substitute: Ajinkya Rahane

RCB vs CSK Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli: He could be the best batter in the upcoming game against Chennai Super Kings. With 661 runs in 13 matches, Kohli is currently the highest run-getter in the season and his performance will be crucial against CSK. He will be once again expected to score big, with this being a do-or-die fixture for RCB.

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Probable Best Bowler: Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande: He could be the best bowler in the upcoming game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With 16 wickets in 12 matches, the 29-year-old pacer has been a force to reckon with. Chennai will be hoping that the Mumbai-born takes them out of tricky situations at a batting-friendly pitch.

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Today’s Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the match

Scenario 1  

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the toss and opt to bowl.

Powerplay: 60-70

CSK: 200-210

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the match.

Scenario 2 

Chennai Super Kings win the toss and opt to bat.

Powerplay: 70-80

RCB: 210-220

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the match.

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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