New Name for RCB ahead of IPL 2024?
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the tournament opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The game will be played on 22nd March at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. It’s fair to say that there could’ve been no better match than the Southern Derby to kickstart the league. 

IPL 2024: RCB playing 11 for the game against CSK prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be one of the spotlight-grabbing teams in the IPL  2024. This time around it will be another opportunity for them to have their hands on the trophy. They would want to take inspiration from the women’s team and clinch their maiden title. 

Coming to the playing 11 of the RCB for the first game against CSK, there’s no brainer that skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli will be opening the innings. The duo has been extremely successful as a pair in the league and they will be crucial for the team’s success this year. 

At No.3, Rajat Patidar is expected to bat. He missed the last season for the team due to injury and would be hoping to claim his stake back for the team in the IPL 2024. The tournament will be extremely important for him because he recently bagged failures of the Indian team as well. 

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The power-hitting duo of Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green will take the role of No.4 and No.5 for the RCB in the IPL 2024. The Australian duo will be vital for the team with both bat and ball and a lot would be reliant on their form for the team in the tournament. 

Dinesh Karthik, who will be playing his last season in IPL, is expected to keep the wickets. He is likely to perform the finisher’s role with the Mahipal Lomror in the team. Karn Sharma is expected to be the leg-spinner in the team since they don’t have any big names in the spin bowling department. 

Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson and Akash Deep are likely to be the three frontline pacers for the RCB in the game against CSK in IPL 2024. 

Here’s the RCB playing 11 for the game against CSK prediction

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep. 

RCB squad for the IPL 2024 

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Here’s RCB squad for the IPL 2024 

Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan.