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IPL 2018 KKR vs CSK Match Preview: Kolkata will likely to face Chennai’s inconsistent bowlers

IPL 2018 KKR vs CSK Match Preview: Kolkata will likely to face Chennai’s inconsistent bowlers
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings match is going to be held in today at the famous Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata. The Chennai team is well experienced and strong but, Kolkata is no longer behind. Presently Kolkata is in the fourth place in the Points table but, its form is going well at this time. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have the chance to stay on top of the points table. Overall, these two powerful teams of IPL will have enough excitement to give to the audience in this match. Chennai Super Kings, captained/leading by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, looking in a great touch in this exciting season in many exciting matches and the best part for him is that captain Dhoni has come from in his old style. He has scored 286 runs at an average of 71.50.

Apart from Dhoni, current orange cap holder Ambati Rayudu, who came from Mumbai to Chennai, is also circulating runs very frankly. He has scored a total of 370 runs so far. The opening responsibility should be on the shoulders of Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis. Suresh Raina, the most successful batsman in IPL history though, has not been consistent in his performance. In the lower order, Chennai also has a blasting Pinch-hitter like Dwayne Bravo who specializes in picking up fast runs and making long shots(sixes). Apart from batting, Chennai’s bowling is also fantastic, in which Bravo has played an important role. In the last game, Lungi Ngidi of South Africa was impressed at his IPL debut. Hopefully, Dhoni will give him a chance in this match too. Of their addition. M. Asif also impressed with his debut in the last match. This bowling-duo might be disastrous for Kolkata at Eden Gardens.

Kolkata beat Bengaluru in their last match. That victory will surely strengthen the team’s confidence against Chennai Super Kings. Team’s batting is strong. Chris Lynn will be responsible for giving the good start and It would be a big challenge for Dhoni to stop Lynn. If Sunil Narine comes with Lynn comes to start the innings then this couple is capable of doing anything.

Captain Dinesh Karthik and vice-captain Robin Uthappa are also in good form. The strength of the team on its spin trio, which are Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine. These three are very dangerous on their home ground. To a large extent, Kolkata’s victory will remain on the three. Among the fast bowlers, they have Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, and Tom Curran. Between the two teams, Kolkata’s record against Chennai has not been good. Chennai has won 12 of the 19 matches played between them.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dinesh Karthik (Captain/wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubhaman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Dell port, Javan Cyrus, Apoorv Wankhede, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran

Chennai Super Kings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain/wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Deepak Chahar, Luigi Ngidi, M. Asif, Kanishka Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shore, Kshitij Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, N. Wiesden

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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