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5 Key Players to Miss RCB vs CSK Clash Today – IPL 2024

Ahead of the crucial knock today, CSK and RCB were left out without their key players as they returned home for various reasons. As the winner of this match will fill the final spot in the top 4, the curiosity for the game increases as time decreases.

With rain threat at Bengaluru, fans expect a full clean game to decide the suitable team to enter the IPL 2024 playoffs. KKR, RR and SRH have qualified for the playoffs while LSG, DC, MI, PBKS and GT have been Eliminated.

A victory alone will not confirm the spot for RCB, but they also have to win the game under certain criteria to qualify for the playoffs.

Key Players to miss RCB vs CSK today are:

  1. Will Jacks (RCB)
  2. Reece Topley (RCB)
  3. Matheesha Pathirana (CSK)
  4. Mustafizur Rahman (CSK)
  5. Moeen Ali (CSK)
  6. Deepak Chahar (CSK)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru will play tonight’s game without the service of Will Jacks and Reece Topley.

Will Jacks return home along with his national teammate Reece Topley after the ECB asked their players to return home for the upcoming Pakistan T20I series.

Will Jacks came late into the RCB playing XI but made an impact right away. In 8 games, the English batter scored 230 runs at an average of 32.85 and a strike rate of 175.57.

Reece Topley played 4 matches for RCBa nd bagged 4 wickets at an economy of 11.20. Glenn Maxwell who requested to relieve him from the playing 11 is expected to fill Jack’s spot in the playing 11 against CSK.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will also play this knockout game without their top 3 key players. Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman, and Moeen Ali will be missed out today.

Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman are the key overseas pacers for CSK who clinched victories for CSK at tough times this season. Matheesha Pathirana returned to Sri Lanka to nurse his hamstring injury while Mustafizur returned to Bangladesh after his stint with CSK came to an end on May 1.

Deepak Chahar will also miss the game after failing to recover from his hamstring injury while Moeen Ali returned to England after ECB’s announcement.

Mustafizur Rahman bagged 14 wickets in 9 games while Pathirana bagged 13 wickets in just 6 games and played a vital role in CSK’s victories this season.

Moeen Ali on the other hand made some decent contributions by scoring 128 runs in 8 matches and bagged just a couple of wickets this season. Though Moeen didn’t play any key roles for CSK this season, it will be difficult for the franchise to name a player who can bat aggressively and also can bowl handy.

CSK and RCB both teams have registered 7 victories each in their first 13 league games and will play their final league game of the season today.

Though they both share equal points, Chennai Super Kings have an edge over the RCB in terms of Net Run Rate. It’s worth mentioning that both RCB and CSK have positive NRR but CSK has a slight upper hand in terms of numbers.

Chennai Super Kings remained inconsistent in their last five games where Ruturaj Gaikwad and Co. registered 3 victories and 2 defeats. On the other hand, RCB holds a strong record of winning their last 5 games of this season.

The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST/2:00 PM GMT with a toss at 30 minutes earlier at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

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