The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the match set to begin at 7:30 PM.

RCB, having secured 6 wins out of 13 matches, need a substantial victory in this game to maintain their slim chances of making it to the playoffs. Under Faf du Plessis’s leadership, the team has shown resilience, winning all of their last 5 matches.

CSK, with 7 wins from 13 matches, are in a stronger position. A win here would very much ensure their spot in the playoffs. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s team has won 3 of their last 5 matches.

Historically, in the 32 IPL encounters between these two teams, CSK has dominated with 21 wins, while RCB has managed 10 victories, and one match ended without a result. RCB’s highest score against CSK is 218, whereas CSK’s highest against RCB is 226.

In their previous matchup on March 22 this year, the opening match of the IPL 2024, CSK emerged victorious by 6 wickets, with Mustafizur Rahman earning the Player of the Match honours for his impressive 4-wicket haul, conceding just 29 runs in his 4 overs.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is renowned for being a batting-friendly venue, promising high scores and plenty of sixes. In the last match at this ground, RCB posted 187/9 batting first, and Delhi Capitals, missing Rishabh Pant due to suspension, were all out for 140.

Bengaluru Weather Forecast for RCB vs CSK

Weather-wise, the temperature in Bengaluru will be around 24 degrees Celsius, with a real feel of 23 degrees and humidity at approximately 77%. AccuWeather predicts a 44% chance of rain in the evening, with an expected 7.2 mm of rainfall, which could potentially impact the match.

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