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Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru: How to watch, TV channel, head-to-head stats & team news

After some gruelling Test matches over the winter it is now time for the shorter formats to take centre stage, as the Indian Premier League returns.

This will be the 17th edition of the IPL and the first fixture between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru promises to deliver fireworks.

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru

1st Twenty20

How to watch Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru

The IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket.

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru start time, date and venue

The Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Banglaore at 14:30 on Friday 22nd March, which will be 20:00 IST.

The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, which has a capacity of 38,200.

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bengaluru stats and head-to-head record

The Super Kings and Royal Challengers have met on 31 occasions in the history of the IPL, with the Super Kings winning 20 of those contests.

Ten of those victories went the way of RCB, while one match ended with no result. Chennai's highest total against Bengaluru is 226, eight higher than their opponents' best total in this match.

Friday's match could pit MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli against each other, and it is the latter that has the most runs in this match, with 985.

Chennai Super Kings

20

No Result

1

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

10

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Chennai Super Kings Team News

Dhoni has opted to relinquish the captaincy on the eve of the tournament, while New Zealand batter Devon Conway misses out after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb.

England Test captain Ben Stokes was part of Chennai's squad in 2023, but he has been released after confirming he wanted to manage his schedule in 2024.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team News

Faf du Plessis captains the side as they go in search of their first IPL title and they remain a batting-heavy team with Du Plessis, Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell all set to wear the team colours.

RCB snapped up all-rounder Cameron Green in the off-season, along with Alzarri Joseph, Tom Curran and Lockie Ferguson.

They also traded for Mayank Dagar, while the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood and David Willey were all released.

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