Can CSK adapt to quick surface at Chinnaswamy?
- Mohammed Siraj’s new ball spell crucial for RCB
- Will CSK be able to stop the Kohli-Faf run machine?
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been formidable at home and with a strong batting unit and in-form batters, they have challenged opposition teams. With Siraj firing with the new ball, wickets have also come early for RCB. Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.80 to beat Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings have a good batting line-up, but their bowling attack revolves around spin. The Chinnaswamy may not aid much spin in a day-night fixture and the likes of Jadeja and Santner may not be as effective. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 1.98 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Head-to-head record, RCB v CSK
The head-to-head record is massively in favour of CSK with 20 wins as against just 10 for RCB. At the Chinnaswamy stadium, though, it’s more even with four wins apiece for both teams. It’s worth noting that CSK have won three of the last four matches against RCB despite it being a period where RCB have been arguably better.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is known to be a batting-friendly venue, and the team winning the toss is likely to opt to bat first. However, as the match progresses, the dew factor may come into play, making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The team winning the toss may have an advantage in the second half of the match.
Both RCB and CSK have been in good form this season, and it is difficult to pick a clear favorite. However, given the home advantage, RCB may have a slight edge over CSK. The win probability for RCB is 1.80, while CSK is at 2.07
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is known for its high-scoring encounters, with the average first innings score being around 170. However, the pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses, making it difficult for the batsmen to score freely.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is known to be a batsman’s paradise, with short boundaries and a lightning-fast outfield. The bowlers will have to be on top of their game to restrict the batsmen. The weather is expected to be hot and humid, which may take a toll on the players’ fitness levels.
Players to keep an eye on…
RCB Predicted playing 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
CSK Predicted playing 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
Ruturaj Gaikwad: On a good batting surface, expect Ruturaj Gaikwad to step up if he gets through the new ball spell of Wayne Parnell and Mohammed Siraj.
Virat Kohli: The former RCB skipper is on three fifties off four innings in IPL 2023 and is looking in pristine touch. Expect Kohli to fire again against an ordinary bowling attack.
IPL 2023, Match 24 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that RCB will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RCB v CSK Betting tips
Apart from betting on Bangalore to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RCB’s top bowler
Mohammed Siraj has been impressive with the new ball and would be really handy against a vulnerable batting line-up like CSK’s. Back Siraj at 4.87 to be RCB’s top bowler!