The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings seem like teams which are extensions of the personalities of their star players. Be it Kohli or Dhoni, the large fan base is due to these two being a part of their respective teams. Remove either of them from the mix, and the fan base will collapse to half and advertising revenues will dwindle. When these two take the field on the eve of 17th April at the Chinnaswamy, there is bound to be electricity in the air! RCB Vs CSK IPL Match is expected to a packed crowd supporting two of the biggest names in Indian Cricket.
RCB Vs CSK IPL Match – Player Matchups
Ravindra Jadeja is a big match-up factor against both Kohli and Maxwell. Jadeja has dismissed the Maxwell six times in 40 balls in the IPL. He has dismissed Kohli thrice. CSK have the best record here in IPL 2023, their spinners having taken 12 wickets while going at just 6.85 in this phase.
RCB have been the best bowling side (CSK are the worst) in the Power Plays this season. Mohammed Siraj in particular conceding at just 4.7 runs per over and taking three wickets across 10 Power Play overs.
When: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2023, April 17, 19:30 IST
Where: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Playing Conditions: It’s a night game and therefore the result of the RCB – DC game here from two days ago cannot be taken as a benchmark. The game will be played on a new surface on the right edge of the square. Toss-winning captain will hope to chase down any total here.
Head-to-Head: RCB 10 – 19 CSK. RCB were on the winning side in their previous match. However, CSK has won four of the last five matches played between them.
Team Probables –
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk). Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vyshak Vijaykumar.
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu/Akash Singh, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja. MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwaine Pretorius/Matheesh Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande.