- The head-to-head record between CSK and RCB is 20-10 in favour of CSK.
- There are injuries to Stokes, Chahar, Magala, Simarjeet, and Chahar.
- In the points table, CSK and RCB are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively. The winner of the contest on April 17 will move up to the top four.
On Monday, April 17, at Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, the 24th match of the IPL 2023 will pit Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). So far, both sides have won two of their four games. In their previous match, RCB defeated Delhi Capitals by 23 runs after scoring 174 runs for a total of six wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis gave the squad a strong start by scoring 47 runs during the powerplay. Harshal Patel’s promotion to number five for RCB failed because he only managed to score six runs. With his innings of 20 runs off of 12 deliveries, Shahbaz Ahmed gave the team a finishing touch. The Capitals were put on the back foot after they lost four wickets during the powerplay. Despite scoring a half-century, Manish Pandey’s side was unable to finish the task.
The previous match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was defeated by just three runs. While batting first, the Royals scored 175 runs in 20 overs while losing eight wickets. Jos Buttler hit another half-century, while Devdutt Padikkal earned a reprieve with a 38-run inning on 26 innings. Shimron Hetmyer and Ravichandran Ashwin also contributed significantly with the bat. Ruturaj Gaikwad was removed by Sandeep Sharma for just eight runs in the third over. Ajinkya Rahane and Devon Conway gave the team consistency. However, CSK lost a few wickets in the middle overs, entirely displacing them from their goal. They were able to score 172 runs in the end off 20 overs.
RCB Vs CSK Head To Head:
Out of the 30 games played between the two teams, CSK has emerged as the dominant team with 19 victories, while Bangalore has won 10 matches. However, one game ended without yielding any results.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RCB Vs CSK Last 5 Encounters:
May 04, 2022: RCB won by 13 runs
April 12, 2022: CSK won 23 runs
September 24, 2021: CSK won by 6 wickets
April 25, 2021: CSK won by 69 runs
October 25, 2020: CSK won by 8 wickets
Additional Stats Of RCB and CSK:
RCB highest score against CSK: 146
CSK highest score against RCB: 205
Most runs for RCB: 993 (Virat Kohli)
Most runs for CSK: 750 (MS Dhoni)
Most wickets for RCB: 12 (Harshal Patel)
Most wickets for CSK: 18 (Ravindra Jadeja)
Most catches for RCB: 15 (Virat Kohli)
Most catches for CSK: 15 (MS Dhoni)
Lowest total defended by RCB against CSK: 106
Lowest total defended by CSK against RCB: 148
RCB has performed well at home until now, particularly their batters who have looked formidable while playing at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. On the other hand, the CSK bowlers are not in their best form, which provides an opportunity for the RCB batters to capitalize on.
Therefore, Royal Challengers Bangalore are predicted to win this match.