On Monday, April 17, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium will host the 24th game of the IPL 2023 between the resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the injury-hit Chennai Super Kings (CSK). 7:30 PM IST is the scheduled start time for the RCB vs. CSK match. Whoever wins the match would move up into the top four, as CSK and RCB are now ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the standings. As opposed to RCB, who won after defeating Delhi Capitals by 23 runs, CSK is coming off a three-run loss to Rajasthan Royals. Here is all you need to know before the RCB vs. CSK game:
An Earlier Meeting
Last season, RCB and CSK faced off twice, with each team coming out on top. Before RCB exacted revenge with a 13-run victory in Pune, CSK defeated RCB by 23 runs in Mumbai.
20-10 is the head-to-head advantage for Chennai Super Kings over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Damage Worries / Availibility
Josh Hazlewood, an Australian fast bowler, has joined RCB, but he is unlikely to play because he would be finishing his rehabilitation in India. On the other side, injuries are rife in the CSK camp. Ben Stokes, Sisanda Magala, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, and Simarjeet Chahar are all hurt, although Matheesha Pathirana has only recently recovered from COVID-19. MS Dhoni, the CSK captain, is also managing his knee injury.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is anticipated to host the game on a brand-new surface. The toss winner will attempt to pursue the goal.
Playing XIs as Expected
RCB: Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), and Virat Kohli.
CSK: MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu/Akash Singh, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja.