RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024, Match 68: Head-to-head, playing XI, prediction, pitch report | All you need to know

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns in match 68 of the IPL 2024 on Saturday. The match is slated for Saturday (May 18) at 7:30 pm IST and will be played at the home ground of RCB at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. 

The two sides last met each other in the opening match of the season where Chennai won by six wickets. Bangalore has won its last five matches. To secure a place in the playoffs, the RCB has to win this match against CSK. Meanwhile, CSK has won seven out of their 13 matches so far, and their latest victory was against Rajasthan Royals by five wickets.

However, CSK find themselves in a tricky position, as they are in a do-or-die situation too. To qualify for the playoffs, the five-time champions must defeat RCB and confirm their playoff berth.

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Head-to-head

Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other 32 times in IPL contests, with Royal Challengers Bengaluru coming out victorious on 10 occasions and Chennai Super Kings winning 21 of them. One match ended without a result.

In the last five matches between the two sides, CSK has the upper hand and leads the head-to-head stats by 4-1 against RCB.

Total matches played: 32

Matches won by Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB): 10

Matches won by Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 21

Matches ended with no result: 1

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Pitch report

The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium is known for supporting batters, usually resulting in a high-scoring match. The stadium at Bengaluru has short boundaries with lightning-fast outfield, making it possible for the teams to score high. However, teams batting first should aim to set a high score, preferably over 200 to remain competitive in the match. 

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Weather forecast

The temperature in Bengaluru on Saturday will hover around 29 degrees when the match starts and it will remain nearly the same throughout the game. There is a 69 per cent chance of rain and it can ruin the match in-between. The wind speed will remain at 0 km/h with 59 per cent humidity in the air.

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Predicted playing XI

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj, Swapnil Singh

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Samir Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Prediction

As per Google’s win probability, there is a 52 per cent chance that RCB will beat Chennai in their final league match. 

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Match details

Match: IPL 2024, Match 68, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Live streaming: JioCinema app and website

Live broadcast: Star Sports Network channels

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