All eyes on Game Night as IPL kickstarts

New Delhi: The stage for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) is set. The 17th season of IPL, the world’s biggest cricket league, is starting today. There will be a fight for the title between 10 teams in IPL 2024. Preparations of all the teams are almost complete. The first match of this season will be played  on 22nd March between defending champions CSK and RCB (CSK vs RCB). The opening match of the tournament will be played at the historic Chepauk Stadium in Chennai from 8 pm onwards.

This season of IPL is going to be special in many ways. On one hand, the fans will be waiting for the return of Pant, while on the other hand, it will be interesting to see the attitude of Mumbai under the captaincy of Hardik.  Mumbai Indians have removed Rohit Sharma from the captaincy. In his place, this time Hardik has been included in the team and given the captaincy.

A day before the start of the season, Dhoni himself left the captaincy of CSK. In this way, the command of four teams in IPL 2024 will be in new hands. The command of Mumbai is in the hands of Hardik, Gujarat Titans will be led by Shubman Gill, apart from this, Hyderabad will be led by Pat Cummins and Chennai will be led by Rituraj Gaikwad.

Talking about both the teams, this time neither Virat is in command, nor is Dhoni the captain of Chennai, but still the first battle of IPL 2024 is going to be exciting. This time CSK will enter the field with its new captain. Although CSK’s team is very strong, but due to injuries to some players, the team may have to face difficulties.

At the same time, it will not be easy for RCB, which has been searching for the formula to become champion for the last 16 years, to win in the stronghold of ‘Mahi’. In IPL 2008, RCB had won over CSK in Chepauk, but after 16 seasons, RCB did not win. It will not be easy for Royal Challengers Bangalore to break this spell.

All the players of RCB are fit, but they do not have much depth in batting. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see with which playing XI both the teams can take the field.

CSK vs RCB Probable Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings Probable Playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Shivam Dubey, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahesh Tikshana.

Impact Player: Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable Playing 11: Faf Du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Karan Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Akash Deep.

Impact Player: Mustafizur Rahman, Sameer Rizvi


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