The leaders of the Indian Premier League collide as Chennai Super Kings host Kolkata Knight Riders in the regular season on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions of the IPL and are easily the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament. The team has been in a good form this season as well and are in the second spot right now. The fact the management made a quick change to the side after a loss, speaks volumes of their potential and that they are a well-oiled machine. Captain MS Dhoni too has been a good touch and will be looking lead his players to a fifth title in 9 years of being in the competition.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have come out as the only team in the IPL so far who have a weakness. They have been thoroughly consistent as well as dominant in the first five games, and the only loss they faced was due to super over faux pas against Delhi Capitals. With superstars such as Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik, the team has a strong core of players who are looking to prove to everyone, that this franchise is back in business, and are ready to win it all.
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Date & Time – 9th April | 8:00 PM IST
CSK vs KKR Dotball Team News
This pitch is relatively slow and has favoured spin bowlers generally. A low scoring contest is our anticipation.
The Squads –
Chennai Super Kings –
M.S. Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
Chennai Super Kings – Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleign
Kolkata Knight Riders – Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Key Players –
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis | MS Dhoni | Harbhajan Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders – Chris Lynn | Andre Russell | Sunil Narine
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: D Karthik (KKR, 9 Cr)
Batsman: S Raina (CSK, 9 Cr), R Uthappa (KKR, 9 Cr), Faf du Plessis (CSK, 9 Cr), C Lynn ( KKR, 9.5 Cr), K Jadhav (CSK, 8.5 Cr)
Bowlers: I Tahir (CSK, 9 Cr), Kuldeep Yadav (KKR, 8.5 Cr), H Singh (CSK, 8.5 Cr)
All Rounders: A Russell (KKR, 10 Cr), S Narine (KKR, 9.5 Cr)
Captain: A Russell (KKR)
V-Captain: Faf du Plessis (CSK)