CSK vs KKR Match Preview – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have registered an easy victory over the Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur.
However, they will face their toughest competition of the season tonight in the form of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The MA Chidambaram stadium will host one of the most interesting encounters of this season between CSK and KKR here on Tuesday.
The Badshah of Bollywood and the team owner of KKR, Shahrukh Khan is overwhelmed with the team’s performance till now in this 12th season of the Indian Premier League.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are also high on confidence by registering 4 wins out of their 5 matches in the tournament.
Despite facing the several injury issues, the Super Kings have managed to come up trumps against the KXIP in their previous match, but defeating KKR will not be an easy task.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 23rd match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of CSK vs KKR will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of CSK vs KKR on Hotstar.
The pitch of Chidambaram is highly supporting spinners in this season, and it will be a turning wicket tonight as well.
Average 1st Innings total at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (last 3 IPL games): 140
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 1, Lost 2
The players and the crowd will be daunting tonight as the level of humidity will be on the higher side.
There are no chances of rain tonight, however, the high temperature here at Chennai will not please the players (especially the overseas ones).
According to our weather reports, the temperature will hover around 35 degrees, while the level of humidity will be around 80% during the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Chennai Super Kings: W, L, W, W, W
Kolkata Knight Riders: W, W, L, W, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for tonight’s match.
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn.
CSK’s Bench Strength – Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Karn Sharma, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, DJ Bravo
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna.
KKR’s Bench Strength – Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson.
Dwayne Bravo is badly injured, and thus he will not play for the upcoming two weeks.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of CSK vs KKR.
Captain Choices: Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine
Vice Captain Choices: Chris Lynn, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Suresh Raina
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of CSK vs KKR.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Faf du Plessis (C), Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shane Watson
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (VC)
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (VC)
Batsman – Faf du Plessis, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina (C), Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between CSK and KKR is Robin Uthappa.
In his last 18 innings against the Super Kings in IPL, Uthappa scored 527 runs at an average of 35.14 (including 3 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both small and grand leagues.
The pitch for tonight’s game is expected to be very slow, thus pick spinners from both the teams.
Also, Dinesh Karthik could be a good option of captain in grand leagues, as he is a good player of spin.
Our Match Prediction:
Both CSK and KKR are in good forms and have lost only one match each so far in the tournament. Thus, it is a tough choice to make for today’s match.
However, with CSK having the home advantage, we predict them to take over the Kolkata Knight Riders in tonight’s match.
Hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.