IPL 2024 Match 68 | RCB vs CSK | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

Royal Challengers Bengaluru will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in match 68 of IPL 2024. This will be a virtual qualifier game as the team winning this will qualify for the playoffs (along with their net run rate in consideration). For CSK, winning is critical to securing a playoff spot. They only need one point to qualify, therefore, a washout will get them through. However, RCB are in a more vulnerable position. They have to win by a margin of 18 runs or more or by 11 or more balls remaining if chasing.

IPL 2024 Match 68 | RCB vs CSK | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview
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The Royal Challengers Bengaluru have won six matches and lost seven matches so far in this ongoing tournament. They are currently in sixth place on the IPL 2024 points table. They won all of their last five matches. In  the last game, Rajat Patidar 52(32) played magnificent Innings which helped the challengers to post a decent total. While bowling, Yash Dayal bowled beautifully which helped RCB to defend the total. Thus, the Challengers would like to continue their winning momentum. This is the must-win game for challengers to qualify for playoffs.

On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings have won seven matches and also lost six matches so far. They are currently in fourth place in the points table. In their previous game, Ruturaj Gaikwad played a fantastic match-winning captain's innings helping the Super Kings to chase the target without any panic. CSK also got very good support from other batters as a result they chased the target of 142 within 19 overs. In bowling, Tushar Deshpande who bowled superbly gave excellent support to Simarjeet Singh and helped Chennai to restrict the Royals to an under-par total. This is an important game for CSK also, hence they will aim to continue their winning momentum.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 07:00 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT)

Match Start Time - 07:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Match Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Head to Head

Matches Played - 32

RCB won - 10      CSK won - 21

No Result - 1

Last 5 meetings

RCB won - 1        CSK won - 4

Pitch Report

The surface at Chinnaswamy Stadium offers a lot of assistance to batters with short boundaries and flat wickets. It has established itself as a batter's paradise, known for high-scoring games. Seamers will have to bring in their variations to keep batters in check. Spinners, too, will get some help in the middle overs. However, batters will once again dominate the proceedings. 

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this game is expected to be cloudy. The game is highly likely to be affected by rain as there are 80% chances of rain. The temperature is likely to be around 30°C on the match day with 51% humidity and 12 km/h wind speed. 

Probable Playing XI  

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) - Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson

Impact Player - Yash Dayal

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

Impact Player - Deepak Chahar

Must Picks

RCB - Virat Kohli, Cameron Green

CSK -  Ruturaj Gaikwad, Daryl Mitchell

RCB vs CSK Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keeper : Dinesh Karthik

Batters : Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Daryl Mitchell, Rajat Patidar, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounder : Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green

Bowlers : Mohammed Siraj, Tushar Deshpande

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Captain : Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain : Ruturaj Gaikwad


Historical records heavily favor the Chennai Super Kings in this matchup. . However, the current form suggests a potential shift in momentum. The Royal Challengers Bengaluru are on a five-game winning streak, showing remarkable resilience after earlier challenges. With the opportunity to secure a playoff berth in front of their home crowd, RCB is likely to be highly motivated. Hence, RCB are favorites to win this clash. 

Sportco predicts Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Chennai Super Kings in match 68 of IPL 2024.


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