It is that time of year !! Yes, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will be at each other’s throats after a long time but soon they will be against each other at a distance of 22 yards. In the 24th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), there will be a face-off between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Monday. Both teams are currently in the same position with two wins from four matches and are placed seventh and sixth respectively in the points table. RCB are coming into this game on the back of an impressive win over Delhi Capitals, while CSK lost to Rajasthan Royals in a last-over thriller at Chepauk in their previous outing.
Nevertheless, the RCB vs CSK encounter grabs headlines every time the superstars of the game take the field. RCB and CSK won one game each last season, while MS Dhoni and his men lead the overall record winning 19 matches against RCB’s 10. Also, CSK has won four out of the last five matches against Faf du Plessis. leadership side. Expect another thrilling game in IPL folklore.
Match: IPL 2023, Match 24
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Broadcast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
Probable Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vaishak Vijaykumar
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Dwayne Pretorius/Matisha Pathirana, Mahesh Thikshana, Tushar Deshpande
pitch and weather report
For a change, the team batting first won the match last time at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, something RCB defended with ease against Delhi Capitals. But that was an afternoon game while the match will be played under floodlights on Monday. The conditions will be normal once again and the teams will have to prepare themselves for any chase.
A pleasant evening with some calm is expected over Bengaluru today after 7 PM. There is no chance of rain as the temperature will hover in the late 20s during the match.
Batsman of the match: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali takes pride in giving his best every time he is on the field. But he was not at his best against RR dropping catches, missing run-out chances, and getting out on a low score. He would like to improve on this game and attack the RCB bowlers on a batting-friendly surface.
Bowler of the match: Mahesh Thikshana
Mahesh Thikshana took seven wickets in the two matches he played against RCB last year. He returned with figures of 4/33 and 3/27, particularly playing a key role in the middle overs. This makes him a key player for CSK in this encounter.
Who will win the match: Chennai Super Kings (CSK)