IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Match-68, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team News & Fantasy Tips | Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings

RCB vs CSK Dream11 Prediction

IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Match-68, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team News & Fantasy Tips | Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2024 Match Prediction 

Match:   RCB vs CSK Fantasy Team Prediction  
Time:   18 May, 07:30 PM (IST)  

Series::  Indian Premier League 2024  
Venue:   M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru  

Head-to-Head Stats 
Matches Played: 33
RCB Won: 10
CSKWon: 22
No Result/Tie: 01

Recent Form: 
W, W, W, W, W

W,  L, W,  L, W


  • Virat Kohli has been top notch with over 660 runs for RCB so far in 13 games. Back him as top batter for RCB. Mohammed Siraj has shown great form in last few games and the conditions will be favourable for him. He is a top choice for RCB best bowler.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has also scored nearly 600 runs in the tournament and will be CSK’s best bet for leading run scorer. With 16 wickets, Tushar Deshpande has done well for CSK. In overcast conditions, Deshpande can pose serious challenge thus he is our pick for top wicket-taker for CSK.
  • Virat Kohli and Ruturaj Gaikwad have scored hundreds in the tournament while several other players from both teams have got close. There is a good possibility that a century can be scored in the match.

Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, RCB vs CSK match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: RCB vs CSK fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV. Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

Toss Predictions

Chinnaswamy Stadium is not an easy ground to defend. Also, with rain around, captains will prefer to bowl.

Weather & Pitch Report


The weather is not very promising as there is over 80 per cent chance of rain on the match day. The IMD has issued an Orange Alert for Bengaluru on May 18.

Pitch Report:

The wicket at the Chinnaswamy Stadium will be good for batting, however, there is some rain around and the overcast conditions can help the fast bowlers get some swing and movement, making it a bit more challenging for the batters.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, India  

Total matches: 18

Matches won batting first: 07

Matches won bowling first: 09

Average 1st Inns scores: 141

Average 2nd Inns scores: 136

Highest total recorded:

212/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs AFG

Lowest total recorded:

99/10 (19.3 Ov) by RSAW vs NZW

Highest score chased:

194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Lowest score defended:

114/7 (20 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW

Team NEWS: 

RCB Team News: 

Will Jacks has returned to the UK along with Reece Topley thus RCB will have to make a forced change to the playing XI. Glenn Maxwell is likely to replace Jacks in the playing XI..

CSK Team News: 

There is a massive doubt about Moeen Ali’s availability as he is part of the England squad for Pakistan series and is expected to leave for England this week. If Ali misses out, CSK could bring Mitchell Santner in the playing XI.

Predicted Playing11: 


1. Faf du Plessis(C)

2. Virat Kohli

3. Glenn Maxwell

4. Rajat Patidar

5. Cameron Green

6. Mahipal Lomror

7. Dinesh Karthik(WK)

8. Swapnil Singh

9. Yash Dayal

10. Karn Sharma

11. M Siraj/L Ferguson


1. Rachin Ravindra

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad(C)

3. Daryl Mitchell

4. Shivam Dube

5. Ravindra Jadeja

6. Sameer Rizvi

7. MS Dhoni(WK)

8. Shardul Thakur

9. Tushar Deshpande

10. Simarjeet- Singh

11. Maheesh Theekshana

Players Matchups: 

G Maxwell against M Theekshana
36 balls 69 runs 03 Dismissal

G Maxwell against R Jadeja
21 balls 35 runs 02 Dismissal

G Maxwell against M Santner 
23 balls 35 runs 02 Dismissal

V Kohli against R Jadeja
42 balls 40 runs 00 Dismissal

V Kohli against S Thakur
21 balls 38 runs 00 Dismissal

V Kohli against D Chahar
25 balls 34 runs 00 Dismissal

A Rawat against T Deshpande
09 balls 20 runs 00 Dismissal

F du Plessis against M Theekshana
15 balls 16 runs 01 Dismissal

F du Plessis against M Choudhary
14 balls 30 runs 00 Dismissal

F du Plessis against T Deshpande
14 balls 30 runs 00 Dismissal

D Karthik against T Deshpande
16 ball 24 runs 01 Dismissal

D Karthik against R Jadeja
22 ball 30 runs 01 Dismissal

D Karthik against M Theekshana
21 balls 40 runs 00 Dismissal

R Jadeja against A Joseph
19 ball 15 runs 02 Dismissal

R Jadeja against G Maxwell
05 balls 13 runs 01 Dismissal

R Gaikwad against Y Dayal
32 balls 52 runs 02 Dismissal

R Gaikwad against A Joseph
25 ball 47 runs 01 Dismissal

R Gaikwad against M Siraj
47 balls 63 runs 01 Dismissal

R Gaikwad against L Ferguson
29 balls 56 runs 00 Dismissal

R Ravindra against M Siraj
08 ball 16 runs 01 Dismissal 

A Rahane against C Green
05 balls 14 runs 01 Dismissal

S Dube against G Maxwell
21 balls 22 runs 01 Dismissal

S Dube against A Joseph
28 balls 32 runs 01 Dismissal

S Dube against M Siraj
18 balls 27 runs 00 Dismissal

MS Dhoni against T Curran
12 balls 35 runs 00 Dismissal

M Santner against M Siraj
08 balls 02 runs 02 Dismissal

M Santner against G Maxwell
09 balls 11 runs 02 Dismissal

Team Combo: 

RCB Team Info – 

  • Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli will probably open the inning.
  • Virat Kohli is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Glenn Maxwell will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Faf du Plessis will lead the RCB as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman
  • Dinesh Karthik will do the Wicket Keeping for RCB.
  • Karn Sharma and Glenn Maxwell will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Yash Dayal and Mohammed Siraj will lead the pace attack of his team.
  • Yash Dayal was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.

CSK Team Info – 

  • Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad will probably open the inning.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • Daryl Mitchell will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
  • Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja will handle the middle-order batting.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead the Chennai Super Kings as a Captain. He is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
  • MS Dhoni will do the Wicket Keeping for Chennai Super Kings.
  • Ravindra Jadeja and Rachin Ravindra will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
  • Tushar Deshpande and Shardul Thakur will lead the pace attack of his team.

Winning Chances: 

RCB are favourites to win. RCB have a big home advantage by their side. Also, the form of Virat Kohli makes a lot of difference to the strength of team. Kohli single handed has kept the team in hunt for playoffs. More so, RCB have hit a purple patch where they have won five games on the trot. CSK have blown hot and cold throughout the season and we feel they could struggle against RCB. We are backing RCB to win.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru a 72% chance to win this match 

Chennai Super Kings a 28% chance to win this match 

Key Players: 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 

Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli has been in sublime form. He has single handedly kept RCB in hunt for the playoffs. Kohli is the leading run scorer of the tournament, with 661 runs to his name in 13 matches.

Rajat Patidar 

Rajat Patidar had a slow start to the campaign but he picked up great form at the backend of the tournament. Patidar has scored 320 runs in the tournament, including five fifties at a strike rate of 180. Most of Patidar’s blazing knocks have come in the past few matches for the team..

Glenn Maxwell 

Glenn Maxwell was left out of the team due to inconsistent performances but he is a big game player and has a habit of performing well when the chips are down. Maxwell’s ability and experience to deliver in a do or die situation will be a massive plus for RCB.

Mohammed Siraj 

The conditions will be overcast and fast bowlers can get help from the surface. Siraj can be deadly when the ball is moving around. Siraj has also shown good form of late. Overall, he has taken 12 wickets this season.

Cameron Green 

Cameron Green has scored 190 runs and picked 8 wickets in 11 matches and we back him to perform well in this match as he finished with bowling figures of 2/27 in the last match against CSK. He removed Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, V Vyshak, Himanshu Sharma 

Suyash Prabhudessai or Anuj Rawat could be used as an impact player if RCB require a batter while the team should go with V Vyshak if they need a fast bowler.

Chennai Super Kings 

Ruturaj Gaikwad 

Ruturaj Gaikwad has carried the team’s batting ably this season. The captain has led from the front, scoring 583 runs in 13 games.

Shivam Dube 

Shivam Dube has ran out of gas in the last few games, however, he is a dangerous player and very capable of changing the complexion of the game within a blink of an eye. Dube has scored 389 runs this season.

Ravindra Jadeja 

Ravindra Jadeja adds a lot of value to the side. He is a handy batter down the order and a potent left arm spinner. With 225 runs and eight wickets, Jadeja hasn’t set the stage on fire in IPL 2024, however, there is no doubt about his match winning skills and CSK would hope that he brings out his A game in a must win match.

Tushar Deshpande 

Tushar Deshpande has been impressive for CSK. The conditions should be helpful for pacers and Deshpande could create a lot of problems for the RCB batters. Overall, he has taken 16 wickets in IPL 2024 season.

Simarjeet Singh 

Simarjeet has been impressive with his pace bowling. In 3 matches he has taken 5 wickets at a good strike rate of 13.2. He was not part of the playing 11 in the previous game against RCB but we expect some wickets from him in this match.

CSK Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Ajinkya Rahane, Sameer Rizvi, Mukesh Chaudhary, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Manda 

CSK are short on batters thus it is very likely that the team will use either Ajinkya Rahane or Sameer Rizvi as impact player. If they need a bowler, Mukesh Chaudhary can be used.

Team Forms: 

RCB Team Form: 

RCB had a poor start to the IPL 2024 and lost seven out of the eight games, however, they bounced back to win the following five games.

CSK Team Form: 

CSK have been inconsistent throughout the season. They have played 13 games, winning seven and losing six matches.


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad: 

Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Swapnil Singh, Yash Dayal, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson, Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat(WK), Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Manoj Bhandage, Tom Curran, Saurav Chauhan, Alzarri Joseph, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mayank Dagar

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squad: 

Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(C), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(WK), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet- Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway(WK), Moeen Ali, Aravelly-Avanish Rao(WK), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman, Nishant Sindhu, Richard Gleeson, Shaik Rasheed, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

Pre-Toss Grand League Team:

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