MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli in focus as we look at IPL 2023 Match 24 RCB vs CSK confirmed best playing 11 for both teams.
If there is any match that would catch the most attention among all the matches in IPL 2023, it is the Southern derby of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings. Not only do these two teams have the highest fan following in IPL but they are also the strongest teams on paper for this year.
A clash between these two comes at a time when both are almost in a similar position. Both have played four matches each and also have won 2 matches. However, RCB are coming off a big win against the Delhi Capitals. Whereas CSK are coming off a last-ball loss against the Rajasthan Royals.
With the match scheduled to take place in Bangalore, there is not much to separate them when it comes to the overall stats. They have played each other on 9 occasions at the Chinnaswamy stadium since its inception. Both teams have won four times with one match being abandoned due to rain.
The blockbuster clash promises the return of MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli in Bengaluru after a gap of four years. The last time Dhoni played against RCB in Bengaluru, he stuck a stunning 84 off 48 balls before losing the match by just 1 run. Nevertheless, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the best predicted playing 11 and top fantasy picks for RCB vs CSK Match 24 of IPL 2023.
Tournament: IPL 2023
Type: Match 24 – RCB vs CSK
When: April 17, 2023 // 7:30 pm IST
IPL 2023: Full Squad Details and Players List for RCB
Batters: Faf du Plessis (c&o), Mahipal Lomror, Suyash Prabhudessai & Virat Kohli
WKs: Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik & Finn Allen (o)
All-rounders: David Willey (o), Glenn Maxwell (o), Manoj Bhandage, Michael Bracewell (o), Shahbaz Ahmed, Sonu Yadav, Wayne Parnell (o) & Wanindu Hasaranga (o)
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Avinash Singh, Harshal Patel, Himanshu Sharma, Josh Hazlewood (o), Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Siddharth Kaul & Vyshak Vijaykumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Predicted Playing 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore played their last match at Chinnaswamy, but that was a day game. Even in the day match, they adopted a 4 pacers and 3 spinners strategy. With the match happening in Chinnaswamy itself, and in the night, believe RCB to stick to almost the same playing 11 that we saw in the last match.
The only change that they could do is to drop the mispositioned Anuj Rawat for Suyash Prabhudessai. Anuj isn’t a finisher by any means, and there’s no second thought about it. He struggled big time against DC, and it is time, RCB replace him with the firepower of Suyash Prabhudessai.
From the impact sub point of view, expect RCB to play Suyash Prabhudessai as a specialist batter while batting first. Whereas while bowling first, expect Vyshak Vijaykumar to continue playing as a specialist pacer. Vyshak did a brilliant job on his IPL debut. He looks like a composed bowler with good action, release, and variations.
IPL 2023 – RCB vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (Batting First):
Faf du Plessis [c], Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik [wk], Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel & Mohammed Siraj.
RCB Impact Players Batting First: Vyshak Vijaykumar, Karn Sharma, Anuj Rawat, David Willey & Akash Deep
IPL 2023 – RCB vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bowling First):
Faf du Plessis [c], Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik [wk], Shahbaz Ahmed, \Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Vyshak Vijaykumar & Mohammed Siraj.
RCB Impact Players Bowling First: Syash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Anuj Rawat, David Willey & Akash Deep
IPL 2023: Full Squad Details and Players List for CSK
Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Bhagath Varma, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Subhranshu Senapati
WKs: Devon Conway (o) & MS Dhoni (c)
All-rounders: Ajay Mandal, Ben Stokes (o), Dwaine Pretorius (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shaik Rasheed & Shivam Dube
Bowlers: Akash Singh, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Sisanda Magala (o) & Tushar Deshpande
Chennai Super Kings’ Predicted Playing 11
Talking about the playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings, we should see a few changes vis à vis their last playing 11. Sisanda Magala went off the field in the last game, and CSK would replace him with Dwaine Pretorius as an additional pace option. With Deepak expected to miss out, Tushar Deshpande and Akash Singh should be the two pacers for CSK.
With the match scheduled to take place in Bengaluru, CSK will have to take a call on Maheesh Theekshana. CSK’s best spinner didn’t have a good outing in the last match. With spinners expected to not have much assistance in Bengaluru, CSK may think of playing Matheesha Pathirana in place of him.
IPL 2023 – RCB vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings (Batting First):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni [c&wk], Dwaine Pretorius, Akash Singh & Maheesh Theekshana
CSK Impact Players Batting First: Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Shaik Rasheed, Subranshu Senapati, & Mitchell Santner
IPL 2023 – RCB vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings (Bowling First):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni [c&wk], Dwaine Pretorius, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh & Maheesh Theekshana
CSK Impact Players Bowling First: Ambati Rayudu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Shaik Rasheed, Subranshu Senapati, & Mitchell Santner
So, that’s about the best predicted playing 11 for the RCB vs CSK Match of IPL 2023. Expect the match to be a run feast given smaller boundaries and a night match. As seen from history, the team batting second will have a better chance of winning the game overall. Meanwhile, for the fantasy playing 11, please refer to the following predictions.
Top Fantasy Players 11 for RCB vs CSK Match 24 IPL 2023:
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Faf du Plessis & Virat Kohli
Wks: Dinesh Karthik
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja & Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Akash Singh & Harshal Patel
CVC Choice: Virat Kohli & Ruturaj Gaikwad
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