First match of TATA IPL 2024 - Key points to watch

The most exciting and entertaining cricket event is here. IPL 2024 is not far and it is going to start this same year, March 22. Eventually this year a total of 10 teams will fight for the IPL 2024 trophy. The schedule for the matches has been out. A total of 14 matches will be played by each team. However, the IPL T20 schedule is out for two weeks only, according to the official other match schedules will be announced soon after taking care of election dates and so on. Like every year this year also, IPL would start with a grand opening ceremony following several shows and events.

You can watch IPL t20 live on Star Sports as well as Jio cinema cricket. This year the First match of TATA IPL 2024 is going to be historic. Why? We will try to cover each Key point to watch. So let's look into it.

Match date and venue

So all cricket IPL t20 lovers, as you all know the venue for the initial phase of matches has been out. As we are all aware the first match is going to be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the first match is scheduled for 22nd March, the venue is the CSK home ground Chennai Stadium. Thala and his army will fight with King Kohli's team. Two favorite cricketers of every cricket lover are going to fight with each order to witness the first win in this IPL 2024. It is going to be an interesting match, CSK will host the match as it is going to be held in their home ground. Both teams are in form and ultimately this first match is going to be a blockbuster. All the fans are excited and waiting for this superb match.

CSK vs RCB: A close competition between legends

CSK, Chennai Super King was the defending champion last year. They won their 5th trophy last year. This year also CSK will try to start their tournament with a win. Our captain MS Dhoni will try their best to have the team start positively. On the other side, King Kohli with his team will try to start the tournament with a winning match. Both teams are looking perfect for winning the first match. Both teams have had several clashes in different matches. CSK and RCB teams' players have performed equally well. However some good head-to-head also happened, let's look into the Head-to-head record in IPL.

Head-to-head record in IPL

Chennai and Bangalore have presented some wonderful games in IPL T20 cricket. Both teams faced each other 31 times in IPL history. MS Dhoni-led CSK has performed well and won the 20 matches against RCB. And RCB won 10 games. One game witnessed no result. The last game between both teams in IPL 2023 was won by CSK. Talking about the runs and wickets, Virat Kohli leads the batting department with 985 runs, second place is covered by our captain cool MS Dhoni. The bowling section is also led by CSK bowler Ravindra Jadeja with 18 wickets, followed by Bravo and Albie Morkel.

MS Dhoni and retirement news

Last year MS Dhoni rejected the news of his retirement. So this year our captain MS Dhoni will play their IPL but many of us hope that this will also not be their last IPL. Apart from them many of the sources said that maybe this will be the last IPL for MS Dhoni. No one knows but time will tell us everything. For this year's IPL, MS Dhoni is in Chennai for practice. He is sweating in the net and fans are excited to see him playing his signature shot, the only helicopter shot. A large chunk of fans from both sides are excited to see MS.

Who starts winning Steak?

Cricket is a game of uncertainty and IPL is also an uncertain cricketing event where anything can happen. Both CSK as well as RCB are in the form to witness their first win. Both teams will try to start their winning streak. In this tournament, CSK will try their best to witness their 6th IPL trophy. RCB will try to win their first IPL trophy. Both teams are full of confidence with have excellent batting as well as bowling lineup. Both team captains also looked confident. So as a cricket fan, we just have to enjoy the match and look into the result.

Players to watch on the first match

Both teams are geared up and everyone is just waiting for the match. Among the all players in the squad, some players are looking more promising and every eye is on them. We will look at both teams' such players.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli is always a player to watch, no matter what's his form every cricket lover enjoys his batting, and this year also all eyes on him to see some wonderful innings with a mix of fours and sixes. The second one is MR 360, Glane Maxwell. Maxwell is looking destructive and he is in superb form. He has played some fantastic innings in WC 2023. He is the only player who delivers consistent performance in his team. The next one is Cameron Green, RCB bought him for 17.5 crore. He is also a good player to watch out for in the first match. Now let's discuss the CSK players that are good to watch out for in the first match.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK is incomplete without Dhoni, he is the one who helps his team in every way to witness wins and finally in conquering the trophy. This year from the match itself all eyes are on him. Daryl Mitchell is in good form, recently in the 2023 WC he performed excellently by making 552 runs in the tournament, This year he is going to debut for CSK. The second one is Rituraj Gaikwad and the third one is Shivam Dubey. This year many youngsters are going to perform in IPL 2024. Now let's discuss the expected IPL T20 match playing 11 for the first match.

Expected playing11 of RCB and CSK

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Shivam dube, Ajinkya Rahane, Moen Ali or Daryl Mitchell, Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj gaikwad.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Akash deep, Mohamad Siraj, Dinesh Kartik, Glen maxwell, Cameron green, Rajat Patidar, Mayank Dagar, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph

Concluding the above

Thrill and excitement are in the air. All the fans of CSK and RCB are waiting for the first IPL T20 match live. Both teams are also getting geared up. MS Dhoni the mastermind will try to make the first win, also our king Kohli and his team will give their best to witness the first win for their team. As we already discussed, cricket is a game of uncertainty, so no one knows who can win but the only thing that we can do is to Just enjoy the match. What do you think? Which team will win this first match and which player will make an impact? Do comment on your views. We will meet soon with more such exciting cricket content.

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