The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone will witness the defending champions facing 2 times champions Kolkata Knight Riders at their home ground M.A. Chidambaram Stadium tomorrow. It will be the clash of IPL 5’s finalists.
Chennai Super Kings:
CSK had played their previous match against the KXIP, In which Chennai super kings won the match by 22 runs.
Kolkatta Knight Riders:
KKR had played their their previous match against the Rajasthan royals, In which KKR won the match by 8 wickets with 37 balls left.
Today’s match prediction for CSK vs KKR is as followed:-
Toss Predictions :
The Pitch report for M.A. Chidambaram is mostly prefered to the spinners as the weather is humid over there and it also becomes easy to chase for the batsmen. But according to the last two games played here, batting first seems a much better option. The pitch slows down by the end of the innings. So scoring a total close to 150 or 160 would be a decent target for any team.
If CSK bats first (predicted score:140-170):
CSK looks with experienced line-up where all the batsmen are 30+ aged and bats with calmness without taking any risks, if they lose early wickets the pressure comes to the middle-order, the key in the Csk batting unit would be Rayudu and Watson as their pair has been consistent and Watson has a hundred to his name against his previous franchise so we can expect a big partnership from these two. Du Plessis was the super striker in the last match and he will claim his importance to the side in the upcoming games.
If KKR bats first(predicted score:160-190)
If KKR Bat first it would be would be tough to guess how much they could put on the board, but the chase masters can make the game in their hand if they bat second. There is no total yet which KKR could not chase till now. With likes of the great Dre Russ in their side they can achieve any target.
Chennai Super Kings:-
Csk has not many newcomers in their squad this season so we will be seeing the same team which played last season and won the title on a comeback note after 2 years. There will be a stance on Du Plessis opening or Rayudu will open along with Watson. Dhoni might go with 3 spinners as the condition is spin friendly, so we predict Jadeja, Harbhajan and Tahir to be featured in the playing XI. Harbhajan will be key bowler to bowl in the powerplay, and take out the left hander sunil narine in the early stage of the innings.
CSK Points Table As Of Now:
Csk predicted playing XI:-
Watson,du Plessis, Rayudu, Raina, Jadhav, Dhoni,, Jadeja, Harbhajan, Chahar,Scott, Tahir.
Kolkatta Knight Riders:-
Chris Lynn and Narines partnership has been the best opening start for KKR and exactly what KKR need, so we predict Narine to open with Chris, Knight Riders will use their regular spinners Piyush Chawla and chinamen Kuldeep Yadav as they can turn on the pitch to get some important wickets of Csk star batsmen. Also not forgetting the opener Sunil Narine would will contribute with the bowl as well.
KKR Points Table as Of Now:
KKR predicted playing XI:-
Narine, Utthapa, Gill, Rana, Karthik, Russell, Chawla, Kuldeep, Mavi, Nagarkoti, Gurney.
Top 3 predicted playing XI for KKR:
- Sunil Narine: This west indian all rounder has been the most valuable player last IPL season and he could also dthe same this year. His 20-30 runs big hitting in the start of the innings will get KKR on a good run rate in the early of the innings
- Andre Russell: He has won the player of the match for all the victories KKR have got in this season till now. Already the most valuable and the super striker of this years IPL season. The chase master will be very difficult to stop by csk if kkr are chasing.
- Gurney: On his debut match last game he got two wickets and also slowed the run rate at the end of the innings. On a pitch like chennai where it will be difficult to match on , he will be that key player to slower the run rate and get those wickets at crucial stages of the match.
Key Player Battles:-
Raina vs Rana:
It will be Mr IPL against the emerging Nitish Rana, the middle-order batsmen for their teams are expected to stay on the crease and keep flowing the runs. Raina nowadays has adapted to play defensive batting rather than playing shots in the air. Nitish can sensibly do his shot selection and is key in to handle Knight Riders middle-order pressure.
Dhoni vs Karthik
The perfect clash of Captain and wicket-keeper of both teams, both can play defensive shots, can build innings in pressure and can be great game changers. Dhoni is an experienced skipper compared to Dinesh Karthik. MSDi has a better strike rate of 138.19 than DK’s 128.73. We predict MSD to win this battle.
CSK vs KKR Head to Head:-
Our Today’s IPL Match Prediction for CSK vs KKR:-
The match predictions is predicted to win by Kolkata Knight Riders as they have quality spinners and we have seen their batsman staying fortress against CSK. Andre Russell’s nock can be repeated. Our match predictions stand with KKR.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for Csk vs Kkr?
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