Chennai Super Kings have the chance to topple Kolkata Knight Riders off the perch when they host them tomorrow. It is that kind of a match that none of the two teams would like to lose and lose the winning momentum with it. CSK and KKR are early frontrunners in the race to the IPL title and one of them will be pegged back tomorrow.
CSK and KKR have more in common than just the points in the table. Both the teams have been consistent in the tournament and have dealt with defeats well. What’s more, both the teams have some of the best spin bowlers in the tournament and they have helped their respective causes.
However, when they both come face to face tomorrow, the similarities will get canceled
ut and a winner with that X factor will emerge.
KKR will expect Russell, their standout performer so far, to shine once more and give his team the win. CSK have quality players of their own and they will be happy to have brought in a player of the quality of Faf du Plessis. The South African was very impressive in his last match when he scored a fifty.
Head-to-head(Last 5 Matches) – CSK 3 || KKR 2
This shows how this contest is going to be played, with both teams giving no margin of errors.
Indian Premier League || Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Date & Time – 9th April, 08:00 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings Squad:
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Sha
rdul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk), Scott Kuggeleign
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Yarra Prithviraj
Probable Playing Teams:
CSK –Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Suresh Raina, Fafdu Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleign
KKR– Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team:
Fantasy picks from CSK
Shane Watson | Suresh Raina | D Chahar| Faf du Plessis
• Shane Watson and Suresh Raina are among the most experienced hitters in IPL history.
• Chahar has been instrumental in Chennai Super Kings victories
• Du Plessis had a solid match last time and he has the ability to repeat that
Fantasy picks from KKR
Lynn | Andre Russell | Kuldeep Yadav
• Andre Russell is a no brainer. He has been the player of the tournament so far.
• Lynn laid the foundations of KKR’s last win
• Kuldeep Yadav has been one of the best spin bowlers in IPL so far.