IPL 2024 – Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 1 preview

In first game of IPL 2024 it sees defending champions CSK in action against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru

In the tournament opener for the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League it sees the reigning defending champions Chennai Super Kings in action against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Date & Time : 22nd March 2024, 8:00 PM IST

Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Chennai Super Kings were wonderful last season after claiming yet another trophy in their coveted history. They will look to have another winning campaign.

They have a well balanced mix of players for this particular campaign.

Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and coach Stephen Fleming will have had the analysis of the wicket and they will look to capitalise with the batting prowess and deliver with bowl.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bengaluru didn’t had a ideal campaign last season and will look to make amends.

Their squad has a good mix. Just a good combination needed.

Captain Faf du Plessis and coach Andy Flower will have to gel well in some tough fixtures as they move ahead.

For the wicket, it should aid spinners as typical of Indian wickets with the batters also having.

Team news and possible lineups

There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.

CSK XI : Gaikwad (C), R. Ravindra, M. Ali, D. Mitchell, S. Dubey, R. Jadeja, Dhoni (WK), S. Thakur, D. Chahar, T. Deshpande, M. Theekshana.

RCB XI : F. du Plessis (C), V. Kohli, R. Patidar, G. Maxwell, C. Green, D. Karthik (WK), Lomror, A. Deep, K. Sharma, M. Siraj, R. Topley.


It should be a good contest between two elite IPL teams. Picking a winner should be easy for anyone given CSK’s prowess but one shouldn’t discount RCB. In the end I think the home team should have enough to register a winning start.


Alankrit Mathur

Hi, I am Alankrit Mathur. I have a passion for Football & Cricket. I love to write blogs about the above mentioned sports.

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