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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings Tips - Virtual knockout on the cards

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Last updated: 17 May 2024
Sridhar Bhamidi 17 May 2024
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  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match predictions to be played in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm IST
  • Bengaluru hit the most 6s in their last 4 matches
  • Chennai conceded the most 6s in 3 of their last 4 matches
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Can the Royal Challengers get the required win over Chennai and progress to the playoffs? (Getty Images)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings


It’s a virtual knockout before the playoffs as the Royal Challengers Bengaluru host the Chennai Super Kings. This match #68 of the IPL 2024 campaign at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday will decide which team out of Bengaluru and Chennai will progress.
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings
  • Head to Head
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Form
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team News
  • Chennai Super Kings Form
  • Chennai Super Kings Team News

The mandate is simple: Bengaluru needs to win by a margin of at least 18 runs after scoring 200 or chase the target with 11 balls to spare. Will they be able to do that? Regardless of the result, the hosts could excel in the six-count and score the most sixes of the match.

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru have scored the most 6s in their last 4 matches (IPL)
  • Chennai Super Kings have conceded the most sixes in 3 of their last 4 matches (IPL)
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru average 10.85 sixes per match and only SRH hit more (IPL)
  • Chennai Super Kings have won 13 of their last 16 matches against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (IPL)

Head to Head


This is the southern derby of the competition, and Chennai has dominated this rivalry. There have been 32 matches between these sides, with 22 wins for Chennai and ten wins for Bengaluru.

The sides met in the first match of the tournament, with Chennai ending up with a six-wicket win. Bengaluru scored 173 for 6 batting first, with Anuj Rawat’s 48 being their best score. The chase went systematically, with Rachin Ravindra’s 37 and Shivam Dube’s 34 being their top scores.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Form


The Royal Challengers Bengaluru are sixth in the standings with 12 points. They can get to 14 points, and thanks to their positive NRR, they need to defeat Chennai by 18 runs to win the last playoff spot.

Looking at their current form, it is the hosts who are in red-hot form, winning five games in a row. Not just wins; Bengaluru have been winning comfortably, giving themselves a great shot at making it to the playoffs.

Virat Kohli continues to master the batting charts (661 runs), while their bowling seems to have found new gear recently. Yash Dayal and Mohammed Siraj have 25 wickets between themselves, but the others haven’t been up to the mark.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team News


Bengaluru fielded the same team in their last two matches and should be looking to have the same side for this match.

Chennai Super Kings Form


Chennai are fourth in the standings with 14 points from 13 matches. All they need is a washout, which can’t be ruled out as rains continue to hover over Bengaluru.

The Super Kings will feel they can pick up a win here, as they have dominated this clash in the past. They have also won two of their last three matches and will have a good chance here.

That could depend on captain Ruturaj Gaikwad (583) continuing his run hunt. They have Tushar Deshpande (16) leading the wicket tally, while the slower bowlers have done well in the middle overs.

Chennai Super Kings Team News


Chennai seems to have found their bowling mojo, with Simarjeet Singh and Shardul Thakur finding their form recently.

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What time does Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings start?

This Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings match is being played at the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30pm IST on Saturday, May 18.

Verdict

Weather permitting, this promises to be a blockbuster clash. Chennai needs a single point, while Bengaluru needs a win, and that too with the required run rate to go above Chennai. It could be an interesting match, one where Bengaluru holds the aces in terms of six hits. I am backing RCB to hit the most sixes.

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