IPL 2018 Prediction: KKR vs CSK Today Match
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KKR vs CSK today match preview: Dhoni and his men have to be credited for where they are on the points table at the moment. Enjoying the comfort of the top spot with six wins in eight games, Chennai Super Kings have been dominant throughout both in chase and defense. Three of their wins came chasing while the rest were evidence of their solid defense. Just two more wins and they will be putting a foot in the playoffs. And what they will be focusing right now is a top-spot consolidation.
With four wins and as many defeats in bag, KKR have had a mixed journey in the tournament so far. They began on a winning note, but lack of consistency has been the reason of their continued decline. Kolkata Knight Riders will be well aware of the threat CSK can pose with their batting virtuosity, which has been quite tangible in the league so far. The visitors, on the other hand, would like to address their death bowling. Yet again they will fall back on Dwayne Bravo with possibility of Lungi Ngidy coming into the mix. A better performance from their death bowlers is what CSK will be hopping.
KKR also need to find a quick solution to their death bowling that has not been at its best so far. With new ball, too, they have struggled a lot over the course of their eight-match journey, managing just 7 wickets in powerplay. More notably in the last four games, their bowlers haven't produced even a single wicket in the powerplay. And it hurts both the team and their fans as well.
CSK playing 11 against KKR in today match
MS Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi
Chennai Super Kings invited four changes to their playing XI in the last game against Delhi Daredevils. MS Dhoni has been quite experimental with his playing XI in successive games, but it's highly unlikely that he will now bring about any change.
KKR probable 11 in today match
Dinesh Karthik (C), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh/ Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
Nitish Rana, who suffered a lower back spasm in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, is doubtful to play. If he doesn't fit, Shubhman Gill can be pushed up in the batting order in KKR vs CSK today match. Also, KKR can slot in Rinku Singh for the finishing job.
Will CSK consolidate top spot conquering inconsistent KKR in today match?