In the 23rd fixture of Indian Premier League 2019, a mega clash will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.
Both Chennai and Kolkata kick-started their season with several victories. Both the teams have already played five matches each and have recorded four wins and a loss. KKR seems leading the points table because it advances in Net Run Rate.
True IPL fans would have waited for long to see CSK and KKR standing against each other. Both the teams are in their best form, so it’s not easy to predict which side would come out with flying colours.
CSK vs KKR preview:
Chennai Super Kings played their last fixture against KXIP and defeated them by 22 runs. Having to opt bat first, CSK entered the pitch with its new talent Faf du Plessis and his tremendous maiden fifty this season helped his team to reach the score of 160 runs in 20 overs.
The first blow came in the match when Harbhajan Singh bowled out dangerous Gayle with his off-spin. Although KL Rahul and Sarfaraz managed scored fifth, the middle order batsmen were stopped from scoring runs despite having five wickets in hand.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders locked horns against Rajasthan Royals in their last match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. They quickly made RR surrender the game when Lynn (50) and Narine (47) took the entire responsibility to take their team towards victory.
Facts say, it’s the bowlers who made Chennai win most of the matches, whereas KKR relies on their batting strength. It would be exciting to see both the giants standing against each other in front of fans.
Playing 11 ( CSK vs KKR)
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
bet365: Chennai Super Kings 10/11, Kolkata Knight Riders 10/11
Skybet: Chennai Super Kings 10/11, Kolkata Knight Riders 10/11
Betfair: Chennai Super Kings 20/23, Kolkata Knight Riders 20/21
Top Chennai Super Kings batsmen: Shane Watson, Suresh Raina
Top Chennai Super Kings bowlers: Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja
Top Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen: Chris Lynn, Rohin Uthappa
Top Kolkata Knight Riders bowler: Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine
According to the bets, Chennai Super Kings are the favourites to win this match.