As we enter into the second phase of the 2018 IPL (Indian Premier League), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on the Chennai Super kings (CSK) at Eden Gardens, kolkata and here’s the fantasy tips of CSK vs KKR match.
No, doubt Chennai Super kings have surprised everyone with their dominating performance and they proved to be the best batting unit – in terms of run rate across the three phases of innings.
With six wins under their belt, CSK led by MS Dhoni just need two wins to book their place in the playoffs.On the other hand, KKR led by Dinesh karthik have been patchy so far with four wins out of eight matches and found themselves on the fourth position of the table.
It would be an interesting game to watch as Andre Russel smashed CSK’s bowlers all around the park the last time these two teams played but Billings helped CSK chase down a huge target.
Death bowling remains a huge headache for the table toppers Chennai Super kings, as Super Kings have leaked runs at 11.42 an over in death overs, which is the second-worst in the tournament.
Head to Head
CSK have won eleven games till now against KKR while the hosts have six wins gainst Dhoni and his men. At the Eden Gardens too, CSK hold the edge with four wins from seven games.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, remains doubtful for the match and will undergo a fitness assessment on the morning of the game. If he misses out, he can be replaced by Ishank Jaggi and Rinku Singh.
KKR can look to push Shubman Gill up and slot in Rinku Singh to do the finishing job.
Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav.
Chennai Super kings
Sam Billings, who played a match winning role last time when the two teams met, can make a comeback but it looks unlikely so. Dhoni made four changes in the last match, which was only the third instance of Dhoni making four changes to the playing XI.
Probabe XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif
CSK vs KKR Fantasy Tips:
Eden Gardens pitch has favored quick bowlers more than the spin bowlers, that’s where Andre Russell comes into picture as he can be a lethal bowling option and also can shower some sixes at the end of the innings.
Stats that matter:
- Russell has been brilliant against his team-mate Dwayne Bravo, Russell has 216 runs off 102 balls he has faced from Bravo, a strike rate of 211.8 in 17 innings
- This IPL, Chris Lynn has been a bit-off color, in four innings so far, out of 27 deliveries he has faced against left arm spinners, he has got 25 runs and has been out twice.
- Sunil Narine has got the better of Watson six times in 13 t20 innings.