IPL 2024 First Match Start Date, Venue, Time Details

IPL 2024 First Match Start Date: The first match of the upcoming IPL 2024 season is set to be an exciting contest between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This high-voltage clash will take place on March 22, 2024 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings to face RCB in IPL 2024 First Match

The 17th edition of the IPL sponsored by TATA will feature 10 teams, with two new franchises added in 2022. The tournament opener will see the defending champions CSK take on RCB, two sides that have a rich history of competing against each other.In their 31 previous meetings, CSK has come out victorious 20 times while RCB has won 10 matches. One game between them has ended with no result.

The BCCI has announced the schedule for the first 15 days of IPL 2024. Fans can catch the live telecast of this much-awaited clash on Star Sports starting 5 PM on March 22.Here are the key details about the first match:

  • Season: IPL 2024
  • Start Date: March 22, 2024
  • First Match: CSK vs RCB
  • Teams: Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Time: 08:00 PM IST
  • Venue: Chennai
  • Stadium: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk

RCB will be hungry to make amends after narrowly missing out on a playoffs spot last season. Under the leadership of Faf du Plessis, the Bangalore outfit will hope to finally get their hands on the elusive IPL trophy.Interestingly, Faf has switched camps from CSK to RCB ahead of this edition. Now his team will be up against his former side in the tournament opener.For the Super Kings, this will be the first season without their influential skipper MS Dhoni at the helm.

IPL 2024 First Match Start Date

The franchise bought some good players in the auction, including New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell and India’s Sameer Rizvi.As for RCB, West Indies quick Alzarri Joseph and Indian pacer Yash Dayal are two of their important auction picks.The full schedule for IPL 2024 was delayed due to clashes with the dates of local elections in India.

To resolve this, BCCI has only announced the schedule for the first 15 days so far. The remaining fixtures will be released after the election dates are finalized.BCCI is also trying to wrap up the IPL before the Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2024.

Players not involved in playoffs are likely to be sent early to the USA for preparatory camps ahead of the marquee ICC event.Fans will be able to enjoy live streaming of matches online irrespective of their location. They can also book tickets on the official website to soak in the atmosphere from the stands.

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