csk vs rcb 2024

CSK vs RCB Playing 11, IPL 2024: Devon Conway misses out, Rachin Ravindra to debut, Rajat Patidar returns

CSK vs RCB 2024 Playing 11: CricExpert looks at both the squads for the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2024 and predicts possible XI's for both Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore


csk vs rcb 2024



Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Playing 11, IPL 2024: On Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore will play the reigning Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the Indian Premier League 2024. While Devon Conway's absence means that Ruturaj Gaikwad's team must adjust its opening slot, the Faf du Plessis-led RCB must figure out their spin combination.

Other than that, both sides have strong batting lineups that, on any given day, might destroy any opposition. CSK's batting lineup is anchored by players like Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, and an invigorated Ajinkya Rahane. The arrival of Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green would provide a little more leeway at the top, but according to RCB Virat Kohli, skipper Faf and Glenn Maxwell did the hard lifting last season.


Here is the playing XI prediction

CSK Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Rachin Ravindra, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Maheesh Theekshana

Substitute: Ajinkya Rahane

RCB Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lamror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma

Substitute: Akash Deep


Rachin Ravindra to make his IPL debut

During the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, the top-order hitter from New Zealand scored 578 runs at an average of 64.22. Rachin would be an excellent choice to take over at the opening position in the absence of his international partner. In addition to being a skilled pace bowler, the left-hander has demonstrated that he can go after the spinners, which is a crucial ability needed for a batter to succeed at Chepauk.


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