CSK vs KKR IPL 2024 Match 22 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Apr 8, 2024 5:30 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 8, 2024 5:31 pm IST

CSK vs KKR IPL 2024 Match 22 Match Ups

Chennai Super Kings will face off against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 22nd match of IPL 2024 at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

CSK has suffered back-to-back defeats on the road after winning the first two games and would be looking to get back in winning ways. Meanwhile, a new-look KKR, who are unbeaten in the tournament so far would like to keep their winning streak.

In 29 matches between the two sides in the IPL, the CSK boast a stronger record with 18 wins to their name, in comparison to KKR’s 10. One match ended in no result.

CSK vs KKR Top 5 Player Battles

  1. Ajinkay Rahane vs Sunil Narine

It will be a great matchup to watch out for as the veteran batter Rahane will face off against Sunil Narine tonight. Rahane has faced the off-spinner 13 times in the IPL, giving wickets 4 times and batted with a strike rate of 124.6

Runs 76
Balls 61
Dismissals 4
Average 19.0
Strike-Rate 124.5
  1. Sunil Narine vs Deepak Chahar (IPL+T20I)

Sunil Narine, with the bat, has come over like a destroyer to the bowler this season. He has a strike rate of 206.15 in the last 3 matches. He will face the expert Deepak Chahar in the powerplay. As of now, Chahar has sent him back once in the 3 IPL matches they faced off. But Narine has a strike rate of 300.0 (21 runs, 7 balls & 1 wicket) against the pacer.

Runs 23
Balls 11
Dismissals 2
Average 11.5
Strike-Rate 209.09
  1. Rachin Ravindra vs Mitchell Starc in T20I

After being too expensive in the 1st two matches, Starc had a bowling spell of 3-0-25-2 against DC in the last match, while Rachin had a great start but could continue it in the last two matches. It would be an eye-catching battle between these two left-handers. Rachin scored 10 runs when he faced off against Starc in one T20I this year.

Runs 10
Balls 6
Dismissals 0
Average 10.0
Strike-Rate 166.7
  1. Phil Salt vs Deepak Chahar

The no. 2 T20I bowler will face one of the best powerplay bowlers of IPL. Last season, Deepak Chahar took Salt’s wicket twice in two matches while the batter’s strike rate was very poor.

Runs 7
Balls 9
Dismissals 2
Average 3.5
Strike-Rate 77.8
  1. Andre Russell vs Matheesha Pathirana

Pathirana is likely to play this match as he was seen bowling in the nets yesterday. Everyone might be waiting for this huge battle. The mighty Dre-Russ standing deep at the crease and the slingy Pathirana coming for a toe yorker at the death. The true thriller of this match is here. In the last season, the young pacer sent Russell back once in two matches they faced off each other.

Runs 1
Balls 3
Dismissals 1
Average 1
Strike-Rate 33.3

Ravindra Jadeja has had a poor strike rate against the off-spinner Sunil Narine. The left-handed batter has scored 50 runs in 56 balls and the spinner has taken him for twice in the IPL.

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