|Match Date:||9th April, Tuesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||44,000|
|Match Venue:||M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk|
The Match 23 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see the defending champions Chennai Super Kings welcome Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Both the teams top the League table with 8 points from the first 5 matches.
In their last matches, while CSK defended a modest total of 160 and won by 22 runs against KXIP, KKR trumped Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets. Going by their form and performances so far, Tuesday’s thriller will also be a big indication of how the title race will shape-up.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match:
|Key Players in form||CSK– Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh
KKR– Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn
|Weather Conditions||31 ℃, 77% Humidity, Winds up to 19 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Going by the pitch record, the team batting first has won on 13 matches as compared to 6 through chasing.|
|Pitch Conditions||The Chepauk pitch tends to get little slow as the evening wears off with the spinners being the biggest winners. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will be looking forward to batting first and put a competitive total in favourable conditions.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 203
Highest Total (2018): 205/5 (CSK)
Last Match: CSK 160/3 | 138/5 KXIP
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 78 m|
|CSK- Pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season with an injury.
KKR– Fellow South African pacer Anrich Nortje has also been ruled out from the IPL 2019 season.
|Home Advantage||Chennai Super Kings|
|Head-to-Head||CSK 12- 8 KKR (1 Draw)|
|Form||CSK – W W W L W
KKR – W W L W W
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidha Krishna.
|Impact Player||Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell|
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have been the best teams so far in the 2019 Indian Premier League. CSK have been more clinical in their approach, winning matches based on an all-round performance. While the bowlers have been exceptional, it is the batting performance that can be improved.
KKR have won games a bit contrastingly on the other hand. They battle from losing positions on more than one occasions (like against SRH and RCB) to be victorious with the batsman and all-rounders Andre Russell in spotlight.
Andre Russell’s mathematics teacher’s big complaint was that he only learnt the 6 multiplication table.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 5, 2019
Russell has particularly been the best all-rounder of the season so far with his blazing knocks that single-handedly won the matches for KKR. In the five matches that he has played, the mighty West Indian has already scored 207 runs (taking him to the fourth position in the race for the Orange cap) apart from scalping 5 wickets.
If Chennai is to win this particular match, keeping Andre Russell in check will be the key for them.
CSK vs KKR Head to Head Record
CSK hold a clear lead of 12 wins as compared to KKR’s 8. Their performance at the Chidambaram stadium is further envious against the Riders, having won 6 of the 8 matches played here.
In term of individual performances, Suresh Raina (664 runs) and MS Dhoni (454 runs) have been the top batsman while Ravindra Jadeja (16 wickets) and Sunil Narine (13 wickets) are the picks among the bowlers.
It is difficult to determine a clear winner between CSK and KKR. But if the former is successful in containing Andre Russell, it will most probably be a win for Chennai.
Considering that the Chepauk pitch has favourable conditions for spinners, choosing the likes of Harbhajan Singh, and Imran Tahir makes sense.
Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Bravo are the pick amongst the all-rounders while Ravindra Jadeja can also be chosen over the latter. Amongst batsman, try to pick more personnel from the middle-order positions.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions Team 1
MS Dhoni (WK), Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions Team 2
Dinesh Karthik (WK), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, S Kuggeleijn.