Champions of the Indian Premier League collide as Kolkata Knight Riders face off against Chennai Super Kings in the regular season on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders went from being the side with no weakness to a team who is lacking clear stability. Andre Russell has been sensational so far, but he needs to be supported aptly form his teammates. They do have all the right pieces in the roster to correct the mistakes they have been making, but the franchise will be a bit concerned with four wins and three losses in the seven played. Especially, after being considered as title contenders, this is crunch time now for KKR.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have not lost their shape at all since winning the IPL last year. The players are aware of their role in the team, and even though they have lost a game this season, it only helped them in getting better. This franchise is a machine in terms of chewing out results, and are unlikely to be stopped before the playoffs begin.
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Date & Time – 14th April | 04:00 PM IST
KKR vs CSK Dotball TEAM NEWS
⦁ Chennai Super Kings has been almost untouchable this season, and the management will be looking to make limited changes in the starting lineup
⦁ Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a loss, and it will see Sunil Narine come back in the starting XI in place of Braithwaite depending on his health.
THE SQUADS –
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 –
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 – Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Robbie Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn/Joe Denly, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Carlos Brathwaite/Andre Russell, Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson.
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell | Shubman Gill | Kuldeep Yadav
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni | Ambati Rayudu | Deepak Chahar
⦁ Andre Russell has continued on his terrific form as he has scored 302 runs so far in the tournament.
⦁ Kuldeep Yadav is a chinaman making him one of the most difficult puzzles to solve when it comes to bowlers.
⦁ MS Dhoni has been in supreme touch and is finishing games with ease, in terms of winning as well.
⦁ Deepak Chahar if is not being economical he goes out of his way to take wickets, making sure his presence is felt on the pitch.