KKR Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 61 of IPL 2023; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: May 13, 2023 9:14 pm IST

KKR Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 61 of IPL 2023

In a highly anticipated match of the 61st game in the IPL 2023, the Chennai Super Kings will face off against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 14.

KKR’s campaign suffered a significant setback after a heavy defeat against the Rajasthan Royals.

The defeat not only deprived KKR of crucial points but also had a severe impact on their Net Run Rate (NRR), making it extremely challenging for them to revive their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.

For KKR to have a fighting chance against CSK, their openers Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz needed to provide a solid start.

Nitesh Rana and Venkatesh Iyer, who have shown flashes of brilliance but lacked consistency in playing match-winning innings, need to step up and deliver under pressure.

The poor form of Andre Russell with the bat has been a major concern for KKR, and for them to challenge the Men in Yellow at their home, Russell needs to fire.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI Team News 

  • Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will continue to open in CSK vs KKR match.
  • Umesh Yadav is likely to return to Playing XI for CSK vs KKR match.
  • Nitish Rana will be the captain.
  • Shardul Thakur will continue to be part of Playing XI.
  • Suyash Sharma and Jason Roy will be their Impact Player candidates.

KKR Playing 11

1. Jason Roy
2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk)
3. Venkatesh Iyer

4. Nitish Rana (C)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Andre Russell
7. Shardul Thakur

8. Sunil Narine
9. Harshit Rana
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Aarya Desai, Johnson Charles

CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction

Rinku Singh Stats in IPL

Rinku Singh had a rare failure in the last game. The batter scored 16 off 18 balls as KKR was restricted to 149. However, he is still a definite fantasy pick in CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction.

Matches Runs Last 3 performances in IPL 2023 Performances against RR in IPL 2022 Highest Score in IPL
29 604 16, 21*, 46 53* 58*

Varun Chakravarthy Stats in IPL

Varun Chakravarthy has been KKR’s best bowler this season, picking 17 wickets in 12 matches, He will have the responsibility of picking early wickets against CSK.

Matches Wickets Last 3 performances in IPL 2023 Performance against CSK in IPL 2023 BBM in IPL
53 58 0/28, 3/26, 1/20 1/39 5/20

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