IPL 2024 Match 01 | CSK vs RCB | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

Chennai Super Kings will play against Royal Challengers Bangaluru in the season opener of IPL 2024. Led by MS Dhoni, CSK enters the tournament with an illustrious track record, having secured five IPL titles under Dhoni's astute leadership. Whereas, RCB would look to double up on the trophies this year after Smriti Mandhana & Co. successful efforts at WPL 2024.

IPL 2024 : CSK will face RCB in the season opener.
MS Dhoni(Left) Faf du Plessis(Right) (Credit - IPL Official)

CSK boasts a formidable lineup, with a diverse pool of all-rounders at their disposal. From the spin magic of Ravindra Jadeja to the explosive batting prowess of players like Shivam Dube and Daryl Mitchell, the team possesses versatility in both batting and bowling departments. However, challenges loom in the bowling department, particularly in the death overs, where CSK lacks a seasoned campaigner. 

On the other side of the pitch, RCB, while retaining the core of their squad from IPL 2023, presents a stronger lineup on paper with strategic additions. Led by the prolific Faf du Plessis and bolstered by the arrival of players like Cameron Green, RCB aims to capitalize on their solid middle order and a revamped pace battery featuring Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, and Lockie Ferguson headed by none other than Mohammed Siraj.

Chennai Super Kings will begin their IPL title and look for a winning start to a campaign that could potentially make them the most successful team in IPL history against a Royal Challengers Bengaluru outfit that will have added motivation and inspiration to end their title drought this year in the form of the historic WPL title.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Match Start Time - 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT)

Match Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

Head to Head

Matches Played - 31

CSK won - 20      RCB won - 10

No Result - 01

Last 5 meetings

CSK won - 4        RCB won - 1

Pitch Report

The surface at the MA Chidambaram stadium is generally known for his balanced conditions with slightly better support to the Spinners. The batters do enjoy batting on this surface however as the match proceeds , the spinners may get some assistance. 

Weather Report

The weather forecast is likely to be cloudy. The temperature is expected to be around 30°C on the match day with 70% humidity and 6.6 km/h wind speed. And the visibility is 6 KM. There are 20% chances of precipitation during the game.

Team News

CSK has certain injury concerns to take care of though. New Zealand opener Devon Conway and Sri Lankan speedster Matheesha Pathirana have been ruled out of the tournament due to their respective injuries. The CSK management is yet to announce the replacement for Conway and Pathirana.

Probable Playing XI  

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman

Impact Players : Maheesh Theekshana, Moeen Ali, Mukesh Choudhary, Sameer Rizvi, 

Royal Challengers Bangaluru (RCB) - 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

Impact Players : Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat

Must Picks

CSK - Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja

RCB - Faf du Plessis, Cameron Green

CSK vs RCB fantasy team

Wicket-Keeper : Dinesh Karthik

Batters : Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounder : Ravindra Jadeja(vc), Glenn Maxwell, Rachin Ravindra, Cameron Green(c)

Bowlers : Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Captain : Cameron Green

Vice-Captain : Ravindra Jadeja


With both teams poised to leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory, after thorough pondering, CSK is expected to emerge victorious in this encounter at Chepauk. They have a good record at their home ground.

Sportco predicts Chennai Super Kings to beat Royal Challengers Bangaluru in match 01 of IPL 2024.


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