“What a first game this will be wow” – Faf du Plessis reacts to IPL 2024 opener

Faf du Plessis can't wait to meet his former IPL teammates.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis has expressed his excitement for their clash with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2024 opener.

The BCCI announced a partial schedule of the upcoming season of the cash-rich league on Thursday (February 22). The season will kick off with defending champions CSK taking on RCB on 22nd March at Cheapuk Stadium.

Plessis took to Instagram to express his excitement for the high-voltage clash. Resharing RCB’s official handle post containing him and Dhoni, he captioned, “What a game this will be wow.”

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Will RCB be able to win their first IPL title?

RCB will once again take onto the field with the aim of winning their maiden IPL title. They failed to qualify for the playoffs last season and would like to turn things around this team.

They ended at the sixth position in the IPL 2023 points table with just 14 points in as many games. After so many chances in the squad, the Bengaluru-based franchise will be positive and hopeful of doing wonders in the upcoming season.

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RCB skipper enjoyed a good time with the bat last season, where he smashed 730 runs in just 14 innings, including eight fifties. He averaged 56.15 with a healthy strike rate of 153.68.

Once again, the 39-year-old batter will aim at repeating his heroics with the bat. Alongside him, the role of veteran Indian batter Virat Kohli cannot be ignored too. He has been associated with the franchise since the league’s inception.

RCB’s squad for IPL 2024: Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar (traded from SRH), Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green (traded from MI).

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