RCB vs CSK IPL Match Today: Preview, Overall Head-to-Head Stats, Predicted Teams, Fantasy XI And More – News18

The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) looks to be heading towards an enthralling climax. With only Kolkata Knight Riders confirmed for the playoffs, a total of seven teams have been on the hunt for the remaining three spots. One of them is Chennai Super Kings, who secured their fifth IPL title last season. The reigning champions have failed to match the expectations this year. They have won six of their 13 league games so far, occupying the fourth place in the points table. CSK must triumph in their last match to punch their ticket to the playoff round. The Ruturaj Gaikwad-led unit will square off against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 18.

It is a do-or-die game for RCB as well. With Virat Kohli in sublime form, the Bengaluru-based side has looked invincible in the last few matches. They have returned to the playoff race on the back of five consecutive victories. As some other teams are likely to finish with 14 points, the NRR will come into consideration. RCB will need to continue the domination over CSK and register a big win in the home game to claim a top-four spot. If the opponents produce 200 runs, RCB must chase down the target in 18.1 overs. If the hosts bat first at Chinnaswamy, they must beat CSK by 18 runs to earn qualification.

RCB VS CSK Head To Head (Past 5 Matches)

2024 – CSK won by 6 wickets

2023 – CSK won by 8 runs

2022 – RCB won by 13 runs

2022 – CSK won by 23 runs

2021 – CSK won by 6 wickets

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Probable XI Team

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Cameron Greem, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Swapnil Singh

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable XI Team

Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rachin Ravindra, Shivam Dube, Tushar Deshpande, Daryl Mitchell, Richard Gleeson, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, MS Dhoni (WK), Simarjeet Singh

RCB vs CSK Dream11 Prediction:

Captain: Ravindra Jadeja

Vice-Captain: Cameron Green

Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik

Batters: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Will Jacks

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Richard Gleeson, Simarjeet Singh

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Full Squad:

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

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Full Squad:

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

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) VS Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Match Details:

What: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2024

When: 7:30 PM IST, Saturday – May 18

Where: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Where to watch RCB vs CSK Live Streaming: JioCinema app