On April 17th, 2023, Monday, The crowd at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is all set to witness a high-profile Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Two teams with huge fan bases, RCB and CSK, will go up against in Match 24 of the ongoing IPL 2023. The expected encounter will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohi will also be seen battling with each other, two of Indian cricket’s biggest stars in the modern era.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won two games, and currently at the 6th in the points table. The second defeat for CSK of the season comes in their last outing against Rajasthan Royals (RR). This rivalry between the two South Indian sides has produced many thrilling matches, has birthed many stars, and solidified the status of many greats as legends because of the fierce bowling spells and breathtaking knocks that have been produced by these two teams against each other.
Both the teams have locked horns 30 times in the IPL so far. Chennai Super Kings has won 19 of these matches whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 10 matches. One match failed to produce a result. With a winning percentage of 65.5 percent, CSK has been on the stronger side historically. However, in the previous discussions during IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore emerged victorious by 13 runs, with Harshal Patel (3/35) helping the RCB to defend the target of 174 runs.
Two of the biggest and prominent stars of their respective franchises as well as Indian cricket in general, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have performed against each other. It will be a treat to watch and something worth looking at too. Ravindra Jadeja is the one bowler who takes the most number of wickets against RCB by a bowler from any side, a total of 26 scalps. Faf Du Plessis, a former CSK star and presently the RCB skipper, will be looking to come good against his former franchise, having managed to score 46 runs in two matches against the champions for the four-times with a best score of 38 runs. This match will be extremely important for both teams to perform if their team is to win.