Kolkata Knight Riders will face Chennai Super Kings today in the 23rd game of IPL today. Both the teams are in a formidable position with 4 wins out of five games. Chennai Super Kings faced a surprising defeat in the hands of Mumbai Indians last week. Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders slammed Rajasthan Royals on their home grounds.
Both the teams are confident by their comebacks and want to prove their dominance in the tournament by a win since both are with the same number of points with an equal number of wins. A win will boost the confidence levels of both the teams since Chennai needs to play four consecutive matches in this series and Kolkata needs to play four home fixtures after this game.
Chennai has the record of winning all the games in this series if they batted first and have 15-1 win-loss record at Chepauk Stadium. Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, and Faf Du Plessis are the players to watch for from Chennai apart from the Captain MS Dhoni. He has an unbeaten record in the past three games the team won in IPL 2019.
Andre Russell gave crucial performances in this series to hand the team the most needed win. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn played a pivotal role in the previous game which is a great opening stand before Powerplays. Kolkata Knight Riders have the maximum run rate by any other team in this series, 10.06 and Chennai Super Kings has the best economy rate of 7.01. Kolkata Knight Riders won all the three games when they were to chase the total in this series.
Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Harry Gurney are the bowlers to watch out for from the Kolkata side and Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu are crucial batsmen from Chennai to look for.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni(captain), Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Scott Kuggeleijn, Imran Tahir, Suresh Raina, and Deepak Chahar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik(captain), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubhmann Gill, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, and Harry Gurney.