Cricket Prediction Indian Premier League – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Strong rivals resume their rivalry at Chennai

Cricket match date09th April 2019

Cricket match time08:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament:  Indian Premier League 2019

Team A: CSK

Team B: KKR

Team A Captain:  MS Dhoni

Team B Captain: Dinesh Karthik

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Cricket Match Preview:

After hosting one local boy R Ashwin’s team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Chennai is now bracing itself to host another one of its son Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday. Both Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik have been the stalwarts of Tamil Nadu cricket and while Ashwin had a successful outing in Chennai, DK would be hoping for a similar kind of success.

Ashwin knew that despite his local connection, he would not be supported by the local crowd. That is exactly how the cricket game panned out for KXIP. The crowd was unequivocally behind Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and that showed in how CSK dominated the cricket game. DK will also be knowing that KKR have been one of the strongest rivals of CSK especially since 2012 final, where they defeated CSK at Chennai.

CSK are a much-depleted side than they were before the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have lost fast bowlers at a very fast rate. They have lost Lungi Ngidi and Dwayne Bravo and both of them were expected to play a big role for CSK. But CSK, being Dhoni’s team, do not get deflated quickly. They are known to maximise their potential and no team can afford to take them lightly.

KKR, on the other hand, have been quite easily the most thrilling team of this year’s IPL. Their brand of cricket has reached far and beyond and all their cricket games have been nothing short of a thriller. The hero or villain, depending upon which side you were on, has been Andre Russell. The big Russ has been like a butcher to all the bowling attacks in this year’s IPL. While everybody knew what he could do, nobody in their dreams could have imagined this kind of consistency from the big man.

Both teams have some big holes, too, and that is mostly on the bowling front. Both cricket teams have excellent batting side but their bowling, especially the pace bowling department, has some problems. While CSK’s pacers like Chahar and Shardul have missed the punishment due to Dhoni using them smartly, KKR’s pacers have gone for plenty in all their cricket games so far. It remains to be seen which team makes use of their opponent’s weakness the most.

Cricket Match Information:

CSK and KKR will take on each other in their sixth cricket game of the IPL 2019. Both teams are well-placed at this stage of the tournament with CSK being at the fourth position and KKR at the second position on the points table.

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

CSK will be led by ever so dependable MS Dhoni. CSK have been very good so far in the tournament. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:

  • Shane Watson
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Imran Tahir
  • SC Kuggeleijn
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Kolkata Knight Riders

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

KKR are being led by Dinesh Karthik for the second season in a row. KKR have got off to a great start in this year’s IPL. Our prediction is of one change to their playing eleven, Harry Gurney can make a debut for KKR in place of expensive Lockie Ferguson.

Here is our prediction of KKR’s playing XI:

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Chris Lynn
  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russell
  • Nitish Rana
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Harry Gurney
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Robin Uthappa

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Suresh Raina has had a great record against the spinners of KKR. He has not had a lot of success compared to his standards so far in the IPL, so our prediction is he might get back into the form in this cricket game.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The pitch at Chepauk has gradually improved after the poor conditions in the first game of cricket in this IPL. CSK scored 160 runs while batting first in the last cricket game against KXIP. Our prediction is of a score of around 160 this time around as well. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

CSK will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have begun in a great manner once again in this year’s IPL and have a formidable record against KKR from the inception of the IPL. Hence, our prediction is of CSK’s victory.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Suresh Raina (CSK) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Suresh Raina (CSK)

LOGO 2 Odds

Chennai Super Kings – 1.76

Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.95

*odds may change anytime

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