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IPL 2024: RCB vs CSK Both Teams Final Best Playing 11

The race for the Playoffs underway as we look at the RCB vs CSK match 68 confirmed best playing 11 for both teams for IPL 2024. 

The IPL 2024 started with the blockbuster CSK vs RCB clash at Chepauk stadium in Chennai, and after 67 matches, and almost 2 months later, both Teams are back for their second round albeit in the most important match of their tournament so far. However, this time, the match is scheduled at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The match 68 between RCB vs CSK is almost a knockout fixture with both Teams eyeing a Playoffs spot. If we look at the current Standings, CSK are fourth in the points table with 14 points. Whereas RCB are sixth in the points table with 12 points. While Delhi Capitals are also at 14 points, RCB will comfortably beat them on NRR if they manage to win against the CSK.

With the SRH vs GT Match officially called off due to Rain, there is now only one spot left for the Playoffs given that KKR, RR, and SRH have already qualified for the Playoffs. While a win for CSK will be good for a Playoffs spot, RCB will need more than a win to qualify for the Playoffs. As of current calculation, RCB need to defend the target by 18 runs or more, or chase against CSK with around 2 overs left.

Key Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Match Type: Match 68 – RCB vs CSK 

Where: Bengaluru

When: May 18, 2024 @ 7:30 pm IST

It will be interesting to see what pitch we get at the Chinnaswamy. It hasn’t been a typical run-feast pitch at Chinnaswamy this season. Except for the SRH vs RCB match, none of the matches have seen 200+ scores. Also, as compared to KKR and SRH, the batting firepower seems a little below par for CSK and RCB. So, don’t expect a 200+ encounter, but a 170-180 kind of match seems ideal.

Both Teams are also affected by England players, who have already left their ground for Pakistan T20 series. Among the ones who have already left are Will Jacks, Moeen Ali, and Reece Topley. Will Jacks and Moeen Ali were sure shot starters for their teams, and their loss can affect them a lot. But looking at the current scenario, let’s look at the RCB vs CSK Best playing 11 for match 68 of IPL 2024.

IPL 2024: Final Players List for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Batters: Faf du Plessis (c&o), Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli & Will Jacks (o)

WKs: Anuj Rawat & Dinesh Karthik

All-rounders: Cameron Green (o), Glenn Maxwell (o), Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Swapnil Singh & Tom Curran (o)

Bowlers: Akash Deep, Alzarri Joseph (o), Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson (o), Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Reece Topley (o), Vyshak Vijaykumar & Yash Dayal

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Playing 11 

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru team will mostly see one change in their playing from the one that played against the Delhi Capitals. With Will Jacks not there, Glenn Maxwell should take his place in the side. From the batting-order perspective, Rajat Patidar should be back at number 3 with Maxwell and Green at number 4 and 5.

Other than this change, it looks unlikely RCB will make any change. So, expect Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror to be the finishers. Whereas the bowling shall rely on Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, and Karn Sharma. In addition to these bowlers, RCB shall also utilize Maxwell and Green in the bowling department.

IPL 2024 – RCB vs CSK Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bengaluru:

  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rajat Patidar
  4. Cameron Green
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  7. Mahipal Lomror
  8. Swapnil Singh
  9. Lockie Ferguson
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Yash Dayal
  12. Karn Sharma (Impact Player).

IPL 2024: Final Player List for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sameer Rizvi & Shaik Rasheed 

WKs: Avanish Aravelly & MS Dhoni (c)

All-rounders: Ajay Mandal, Daryl Mitchell (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Nishant Sindhu, Rachin Ravindra (o), Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Richard Gleeson (o), Shardul Thakur, Simarjeet Singh & Tushar Deshpande

Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Coming to CSK’s playing 11, the loss of Moeen Ali will be big void to fill. It will be interesting to see what Playing 11 CSK adopt. Looking at the current setup, there are two options that CSK can explore. Either they play Ajinkya Rahane in place of Moeen Ali, which gives them a better batting option, or they play Mitchell Santner in place of Moeen Ali, which improves their lower-order, and gives a good bowling option. It will be interesting to see what CSK choose, but Santner seems to be a good option overall.

IPL 2024 – RCB vs CSK Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)
  2. Rachin Ravindra
  3. Daryl Mitchell
  4. Shivam Dube
  5. Ravindra Jadeja
  6. Sameer Rizvi
  7. MS Dhoni (wk)
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Shardul Thakur
  10. Maheesh Theekshana
  11. Tushar Deshpande
  12. Simarjeet Singh (Impact Player)

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Top Fantasy Playing 11 for RCB vs CSK Match 68 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Faf du Plessis & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Dinesh Karthik

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Shivam Dube, Cameron Green, Ravindra Jadeja & Rachin Ravindra

Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana

CVC Choice: Virat Kohli & Ruturaj Gaikwad

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