IPL 2024: “What a first game”- RCB captain Faf du Plessis excited for opening clash against MS Dhoni’s CSK in Chepauk

The IPL 2024 will start on March 22.

MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis will clash in the IPL 2024 opening match | BCCI-IPLThe schedule for the first 15 days of the upcoming IPL 2024 was announced on February 22. The schedule shows a mega clash between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opening the 17th edition of the IPL in Chennai.

This meeting between CSK and RCB has always been one of the highly anticipated clashes of the tournament, due to the big names that both these sides consist of.

MS Dhoni's return to IPL 2024 will be a much-awaited event, but the focus will entirely not be on the 5-time champions. ON the other hand, RCB star batter Virat Kohli will return to competitive action in the IPL after missing the England Test series due to the birth of his second child.

CSK v RCB clash to open IPL 2024, as schedule for first 21 matches is announced; MI v GT on March 24

This high-voltage encounter between the two sides has already become the talking point of many pundits and former cricket greats. And the recent Instagram story from Faf du Plessis highlights the anticipation around the opening match of IPL 2024.

'What a first game this will be wow...' Faf's Instagram story read.

Photo- Faf du Plessis Instagram story

Notably, BCCI released the schedule only for the first 21 matches, till April 7. The second half of the tournament schedule is expected once the Election Commission of India reveals the dates of the national elections, which are expected to take place in April and May. The IPL final is expected to be played on May 26.

In all, 74 games will be played, including four playoff matches.


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Feb, 2024

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