CSK vs KKR today match preview: KKR probable playing 11 against CSK: CSK probable playing 11 against KKR
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
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CSK vs KKR today match preview: Having got a winning start to their IPL 2018 campaign, the two-time champions KKR now travel to Chepauk Stadium in Chennai to face the men in Yellow led by MS Dhoni. Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to extend their winning run coming into their second game of the season. The surface at Chepauk is likely to be slow and spin-friendly. To restrict CSK at the lowest possible score, Kolkata Knight Riders will heavily rest on their spinners' lot, which includes the likes of Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla. However, if Kuldeep Yadav gets a chance in place of Chawla, he, too, will get the bounce and spin. Narine would again be eyeing some nifty contribution for his team, more so with the ball this time against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018.
Apart from just expecting the firepower from their openers Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn, KKR will rely on Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana for solidity down to the middle-order. The newly-appointed captain Karthik looks in great nick with bat. Andre Russell, arguably one of the world's best all-rounders can contribute his team with his vital seam bowling and finishing abilities. So, KKR probable playing 11 against CSK looks quite balanced and competent to hit the mark.
Super Kings, too, will come confident riding on their one-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in the season's opener. Dwayne Bravo's stormy knock that brought the men in Yellow close to the finish line will definitely give hopes to CSK against the dangerous KKR. Without much ado, now let's have a look at the probable XIs of both teams each.
KKR probable playing 11 against CSK
Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
CSK probable playing 11 against KKR
MS Dhoni (c), Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood, Imran Tahir
CSK vs KKR head-to-head in Indian Premiere League
In head-to-head clashes over the course of their IPL journey, Chennai Super Kings holds the edge winning 10 out of 17 games. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, has chipped in with just 6 wins as the rest one was washed out. Not only does this statistical review make CSK favorites in the game against KKR, but also the home support come as an added supplementation to their confident and chances to win. The atmosphere in the cricket arena will turn electric when CSK vs KKR today match will begin sharp at 8 PM.
Dealing with a blow in form of injured Kedar Jadhav, who has been ruled out of the tournament, CSK can include David Willey as his replace in the probable 11 against KKR. Willey, the England's left-arm seamer and also a handy lower-order batsman, will be seen filling the void of Kedar Jadhav. So, CSK probable playing 11 against KKR is not supposed to undergo any change barring Kedar Jadhav, who is out due to injury.
On a track that is reported to assist spin, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh will have the responsibility to stop KKR's decimating batting order. Moreover, the likes of Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and captain MSD himself in the line-up can win any game, against any opposition.
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