IPL 2023 returns to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium tonight for a match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams are in the bottom half of the points standings right now, but a win in tonight’s game could move them into the top 5.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have recorded two wins and two losses in their four matches in IPL 2023 so far. They are coming off a win against Delhi Capitals in their last game. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings lost their previous game against the Rajasthan Royals by three runs.
Before the match between RCB and CSK starts, here is a look at the history of M Chinnaswamy Stadium pitches.
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore IPL records and statistics
The court in Bangalore has always produced high scoring matches. The wicket is known to be a batting paradise, and fans should expect some great scores from both teams tonight.
RCB and CSK have played exciting matches at this venue in previous seasons. The teams that bat second have been more successful in Bangalore, which is why the captain who wins tonight’s toss would like to field first. Here are some other important numbers on the pitch in Bangalore:
IPL matches played:84
Games won by teams that bat first: 3. 4
Games won by teams batting second:46
abandoned matches: 4
highest individual score: 175* – Chris Gayle (RCB) vs. Pune Warriors, 2013
Best bowling figures: 9/4 – Samuel Badree (RCB) vs. Mumbai Indians, 2017
Highest Team Score: 263/5 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Pune Warriors, 2013
Lowest Team Score: 82 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, 2008
Most successful race-pursuit: 9/213 – Lucknow Super Giants vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2023
First Inning Average Score:170
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore launch report
The pitch in Bengaluru is good for batting, but in the last match at this venue, the spinners and pacers also enjoyed some success.
Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets and bowled a maiden for Delhi Capitals against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first innings. Later in the match, fast bowler Vijaykumar Vyshak took a three-wicket haul for RCB. The exact kick-off report for this match will be broadcast live a few minutes before the draw.
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, last IPL match in Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Delhi Capitals by 23 runs in the previous match hosted by Bengaluru. Virat Kohli’s half-century helped RCB score 174/6 from their 20 overs. In response, DC finished on 151/9 despite Manish Pandey’s 38-ball 50.
10 sixes were hit in the 40 overs of the RCB vs DC match. A total of 15 wickets fell, and five of them were bagged with spinners.
Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/6 (Virat Kohli 50, Mitchell Marsh 2/18) beat Delhi Capitals 151/9 (Manish Pandey 50, Vijaykumar Vyshak 3/20) by 23 runs.