CSK vs RCB: IPL 2024 1st Match Predictions

Defending champions CSK will meet RCB in the IPL 2024 opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on March 22.

The first match of the Tata IPL 2024 is all set to occur between captain MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli as Royal Challengers Bangalore will be taking on the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on 22nd March 2024.

Main information about match:

Chennai Super Kings Players List & Role

Name of the PlayerPlayer’s Role
Ruturaj GaikwadBatter
Rachin RavindraBatting All-Rounder
Ajinkya RahaneBatter
Daryl MitchellBatting All-Rounder
Shivam DubeBatting All-Rounder
MS Dhoni (C)Wicket-Keeper/Batter
Ravindra JadejaBowling All-Rounder
Shardul ThakurBowling All-Rounder
Deepak ChaharBowler
Matheesha Pathirana/Bowler
Mustafizur RahmanBowler

Royal Challengers Bangalore Players List & Role

Name of the PlayerPlayer’s Role
Faf du Plessis (C)Batter
Virat KohliBatter
Rajat PatidarBatter
Glenn MaxwellBatting All-Rounder
Cameron GreenBatting All-Rounder
Dinesh KarthikWicket-Keeper/Batter
Mahipal LomrorBowling All-Rounder
Alzarri JosephBowler
Mohammed SirajBowler
Mayank DagarBowler
Akash DeepBowler

First Face-Off

Chennai Super Kings faced Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time in the 15th match of IPL 2008 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 28th April. After winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings elected to bat first. The team scored 178 runs in their 20 overs with the loss of 5 wickets. Coming to the RCB team, they fell short by 13 runs as they were bundled out for just 165 runs.

Previous IPL Results

Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other 31 times in the Indian Premier League and it’s the yellow army that has registered 20 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore have got just 10 wins with them.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
28th April 2008Chennai Super Kings13 runs
21st May 2008Royal Challengers Bangalore14 runs
20th April 2009Chennai Super Kings92 runs
14th May 2009Royal Challengers Bangalore2 wickets
23rd May 2009Royal Challengers Bangalore6 wickets
23rd March 2010Royal Challengers Bangalore36 runs
31st March 2010Chennai Super Kings5 wickets
16th April 2011Chennai Super Kings21 runs
22nd May 2011Chennai Super Kings8 wickets
24th May 2011Chennai Super Kings6 wickets
28th May 2011Chennai Super Kings58 runs
12th April 2012Chennai Super Kings5 wickets
25th April 2012No-Result
13th April 2013Chennai Super Kings4 wickets
18th May 2013Royal Challengers Bangalore24 runs
18th May 2014Royal Challengers Bangalore5 wickets
24th May 2014Chennai Super Kings8 wickets
22nd April 2015Chennai Super Kings27 runs
4th May 2015Chennai Super Kings24 runs
22nd May 2015Chennai Super Kings3 wickets
25th April 2018Chennai Super Kings5 wickets
5th May 2018Chennai Super Kings6 wickets
23rd March 2019Chennai Super Kings7 wickets
21st April 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore1 run
10th October 2020Royal Challengers Bangalore37 runs
25th October 2020Chennai Super Kings8 wickets
25th April 2021Chennai Super Kings69 runs
24th September 2021Chennai Super Kings6 wickets
12th April 2022Chennai Super Kings23 runs
4th May 2022Royal Challengers Bangalore13 runs
17th April 2023Chennai Super Kings8 runs

Pre-Match Analysis

The match between CSK and RCB has always been in the headlines and it’s because of the great players that they have. The pre-match analysis has got all the points covered for you.

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Faf du Plessis takes the tag of the best batter for the match as from the last 10 innings, he has got 533 runs at an average of 53.30.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Matheesha Pathirana has been the bowler who has done well and his 16 wickets from the last 10 matches at an economy rate of 8.01 allows him to be here.

Match Details

Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing the first match of TATA IPL 2024 on 22nd March 2024 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The match will start at 8:00 PM IST.

Pitch Report

MA Chidambaram Stadium has been spin-friendly in nature and hence the surface is generally slow. The batters have always found it difficult to play on these surfaces.

Today’s Match Prediction: Final Thoughts

Considering the previous matches and the statistics listed above, Chennai Super Kings are looking for the better side to win the match here.