CSK vs KKR Preview
Essentially a match between the table toppers this contest will pretty much put the cats among the pigeons. Both the teams have looked unbeatable, and while Russel is the main man at KKR, CSK has been performing admirably under the influence of MS Dhoni.
CSK was able to sort out the issue of the opening when they brought back Faf Du Plessis, but the team would still be slightly unsure of how they go about things in the death overs as the pacers are still not doing that good a job and Russell could take the game away in those 3-4 overs.
KKR, on the other hand, would have welcomed the return to form of Chris Lynn as it makes them a team that doesn’t have to rely all the time on Russel t see them through. The form that KKR is in as a team right now is scary, and they are probably one of the few teams in IPL that would relish the chance to play in Chennai because of their spin reserve.
Chennai Super Kings
Form Guide (WLWWW)
The biggest question mark for CSK is whether their bowling in death overs can contain and get rid of Andre Russell. The match’s equation is ultimately going to water down to that only. Not disrespecting anyone else but the match’s outcome is eventually going to depend on whether CSK can contain Rusell or not.
The player under the spotlight
Just Like Russell on the other side, Dhoni is going to be the trump card for CSK and the match is going to come down to how Dhoni martial his troops against the Russell barrage.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Form Guide (WWWLW)
It won’t be wrong to say that KKR has the team to beat CSK in Chennai. They have three quality spinners, they have a phenomenon in the name of Andre Russell, and they have a pretty stable batting order. They are more than a match for CSK if we go through the teams. The question is, will they perform?
The player under the spotlight
This is probably going to be Andre Russell’s biggest challenge in this year’s IPL because he’s not going against a bowler, he’s going against MS Dhoni who is at the peak of his powers as a captain and in many ways it is going to come down to the battle between these two to see who triumphs.
CSK Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Scott Kugeleijen
It would be a slow pitch again on offer but with some, both teams equipped with great batting lineups scores in the region of 160 would be par for course.
CSK vs KKR Prediction
Playing against CSK in CSK’s backyard can never be easy, even though KKR look well equipped to take on CSK you can’t underestimate MS Dhoni, the captain. The game could very well come down to the battle between Andre Russell and MS Dhoni, and we’re picking Dhoni to win this one.
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