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CSK vs RCB Who Will Win Today: Match Prediction, Starting XI, Pitch Report, and More

CSK vs RCB, Who Will Win Today: Tonight’s game is one of the significant fixtures in the league as it features two strong title contenders and fans all over the world are eager to see who will come out on top. Scroll down to find out more on CSK vs RCB who will win today.

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Sep 24, 2021 06:41 AM

CSK vs RCB Who Will Win Today: Match Prediction, Starting XI, Pitch Report, and More
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CSK vs RCB Who Will Win Today?

On Friday, September 24, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 35th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will enter the encounter as the favourites. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be coming into the game with a loss on their record. In the previous game, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were humiliated by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They were bowled out for 92 runs, with prominent stars like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Ab De Villiers failing to contribute. Devdutt Padikkal led the team in scoring with 22 runs. KKR batsmen made short work of the total and inflicted a massive dent on the NRR of RCB.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were fantastic in their first IPL 2021 UAE encounter against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI). They endured a collapse as they batted first and were reduced to 24/4. Ruturaj Gaikwad, on the other hand, salvaged Chennai Super Kings by scoring an impressive 88 runs. Dwyane Bravo also had a fantastic cameo of 23 runs, which helped CSK score 156 runs.

When CSK arrived on the field to defend the target, all of the Pacers looked fantastic, and each of them took at least one wicket. In addition, they were able to stop Mumbai Indians at 136 runs and win by a comfortable margin of 20 runs. So while CSK are high on confidence, it is too early to write off RCB. Given their explosive batting line-up and CSK’s squad depth, it could be a riveting contest. So it is hard to predict a winner at the moment. 

Who will Win Today IPL Match CSK vs RCB?

As mentioned above, it is too soon to predict a winner. Here is the head to head track record for both teams,

Stats Matches CSK Won RCB Won No result
Overall 28 18 9 1
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2
IPL 2021 1 1 0

Statistically, CSK are the favourites, but RCB have some of the best T20 batsmen in the world. So they might pull a surprise out of nowhere.

CSK VS RCB - Pitch Report 

In IPL 2020, the pitch in Sharjah was a batting paradise. Scores of more than 200 runs were not considered safe to defend. The spinners also received a lot of help as the competition continued. It appears that a high-scoring contest is in the cards. The team winning the toss is highly likely to bat first and put up a big total.

Avg first innings score: 177 (Last 12 IPL matches in Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

CSK vs RCB - Probable Starting XIs

Listed below are the probable starting XI for both the teams,

CSK

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad

  • Faf du Plessis

  • Moeen Ali

  • Suresh Raina

  • Ambati Rayudu

  • Ravindra Jadeja

  • Sam Curran/Josh Hazlewood

  • MS Dhoni (C and WK)

  • Dwayne Bravo

  • Shardul Thakur

  • Deepak Chahar

RCB

  • Virat Kohli (C)

  • Devdutt Padikkal

  •  Srikar Bharat (WK)

  • Glenn Maxwell

  • AB de Villiers

  • Sachin Baby

  • Wanindu Hasaranga

  • Kyle Jamieson

  • Harshal Patel

  • Mohammad Siraj

  • Yuzvendra Chahal

CSK vs RCB - Players to Watch Out For

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli hasn't been in great form recently. With one half-century in IPL 2021, the 32-year-old has 203 runs at an average of 29 and a strike rate of 121.55. He couldn't go over the single-digit barrier in the last game against KKR. Virat Kohli has a good record against CSK. He has 895 runs at an average of 40.68 in 26 innings, including eight half-centuries. So this could be the game where he finally redeems himself.

IPL 2021 Points Table

Given below are the team standings as of September 24, 2021,

Teams Matches Played Won Lost Pts
Delhi Capitals 9 7 2 14
Chennai Super Kings 8 6 2 12
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 5 3 10
Mumbai Indians 8 4 4 8
Rajasthan Royals 8 4 4 8
Kolkata Knight Riders 8 3 5 6
Punjab Kings 9 3 6 6
Sunrisers Hyderabad 8 1 7 2

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CSK vs RCB Who will win today: FAQs

1. When was the IPL founded?

It was founded in 2008.

2. Who is the captain of CSK?

M.S. Dhoni is the captain.

3. Who is the captain of RCB?

Virat Kohli is the captain of RCB.

4. How many teams are there in the IPL?

There are eight teams in the IPL.

5. How many times have CSK won the IPL?

CSK has won the IPL title three times.

6. How many times has RCB won the title?

RCB are yet to win their maiden title.

7. What is the prize money for IPL 2021?

The winning team will get Rs. 10 crore.