The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is just 2 days away from its inauguration. Several high-profile matches, top-class cricketers and unlimited action will be on display! Teams have already begun their preparations in full swing and coming into IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have the best teams on paper.
RCB lock horns with CSK on 17th April 2023 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and promises to be an absolute crackerjack of a game. The likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Faf Du Plessis and Ben Stokes will go up in action against each other and the stakes of this game are pretty high.
IPL 2023 will be beginning from 31st March 2023 with Gujarat Titans (GT) squaring off against Chennai Super Kings. The match will kick-start the proceedings of this season and will be taking place in the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This stadium also happens to be the biggest cricket stadium in the world.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
With the legendary form Virat Kohli is in, RCB start as one of the top contenders of IPL. The game between RCB and CSK has always been a pulsating one as few of the legends play for these two teams.
The stadiums are always packed, viewership surges to unprecedented levels and supreme level cricketing action are on display. Faf Du Plessis led RCB to the Qualifier 2 last season and would be hoping to get over the final 2 hurdled this time.
In the bowling department, the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed will be key players to watch out for. The Sri Lanka wily spinner bagged 26 wickets last season and absolutely wreaked havoc.
Chennai Super Kings
With the addition of Ben Stokes, Chennai looks like an absolute beast in IPL 2023. This well might be MS Dhoni’s last IPL season and the franchise would be hoping to win the title for the 5th time and given a fitting farewell to one of the greatest to have ever graced this sport.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway look like a lethal opening pair and their contributions would be quite handy for the Chennai franchise.
Chennai play the first game of the IPL against the defending champions, Gujarat Titans led by Hardik Pandya.
Head-to-Head IPL 2023 Record of RCB vs CSK
In the 30 matches that have been played so far, Chennai Super Kings lead by a considerable margin. However, the last time the two teams locked horns with each other, RCB had won the game after 5 matches of CSK vs RCB in IPL.
List of matches played between RCB and CSK since IPL 2008
|4th May 2022||Royal Challengers Bangalore||13 runs||Pune|
|12th April 2022||Chennai Super Kings||23 runs||Navi Mumbai|
|24th September 2021||Chennai Super Kings||6 wickets||Sharjah|
|25th April 2021||Chennai Super Kings||69 runs||Mumbai|
|25 October 2020||Chennai Super Kings||8 Wickets||Dubai|
|10 October 2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||37 Runs||Dubai|
|21 April 2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||1 Run||Bengaluru|
|23 March 2019||Chennai Super Kings||7 Wickets||Chennai|
|5 May 2018||Chennai Super Kings||6 Wickets||Pune|
|25 April 2018||Chennai Super Kings||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|22 May 2015||Chennai Super Kings||3 Wickets||Ranchi|
|4 May 2015||Chennai Super Kings||24 Runs||Chennai|
|22 April 2015||Chennai Super Kings||27 Runs||Bengaluru|
|24 May 2014||Chennai Super Kings||8 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|18 May 2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Ranchi|
|18 May 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||24 Runs||Bengaluru|
|13 April 2013||Chennai Super Kings||4 Wickets||Chennai|
|25 April 2012||No Result||No Result||Bengaluru|
|12 April 2012||Chennai Super Kings||5 Wickets||Chennai|
|28 May 2011||Chennai Super Kings||58 Runs||Chennai|
|24 May 2011||Chennai Super Kings||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|22 May 2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|16 April 2011||Chennai Super Kings||21 Runs||Chennai|
|24 September 2010||Chennai Super Kings||52 Runs||Durban|
|31 March 2010||Chennai Super Kings||5 Wickets||Chennai|
|23 March 2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||36 Runs||Bengaluru|
|23 May 2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Johannesburg|
|14 May 2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2 Wickets||Durban|
|20 April 2009||Chennai Super Kings||92 Runs||Port Elizabeth|
|21 May 2008||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14 Runs||Chennai|
|28 April 2008||Chennai Super Kings||13 Runs||Bengaluru|
Most runs in RCB vs CSK fixtures
Virat Kohli (RCB)- 993 runs
Most wickets in RCB vs CSK fixtures
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)- 18 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma.
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