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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 23 will see a top of the table clash between mammoth teams Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Chennai Super Kings won their last game against Kings XI Punjab thanks to their brilliant death bowling. Chennai lies second in the points table winning four and losing one of their five games.

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are top of the points table. They have also won four and lost one of their five games.

Form

Chennai Super Kings – WWWLW

Chennai Super Kings has lost only one game so far. That defeat came against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede. The loss against Mumbai was the only game where Chennai’s batting line-up was put under some pressure after losing both of their openers early. Their batsmen haven’t really joined the party this season yet with any consistent performances.

Kolkata Knight Riders – WWLWW

Kolkata Knight Riders has been in brilliant form this season. Andre Russell has single-handedly inspired this team to victories since the season started. But in the last game their other two big superstars came to life as Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine inspired Kolkata to an easy win over Rajasthan Royals at their home ground.

Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Possible Line-up

Chennai Super Kings

Watson, Du Plessis, Raina, Rayudu, Jadhav, Dhoni(c)(wk), Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

Kolkata Knight Riders

C Lynn, Narine, Uthappa, N Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), S Gill, Russell, P Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, P Krishna.

Key Player

Shane Watson (CSK)

Watson will be a key player for Chennai today. They need a solid foundation at the top and need their destructive Aussie opener to contribute more. Shane Watson’s inning can be the difference between a win or loss for Chennai today.

Sunil Narine (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Rider’s superstar and one of their most consistent player in the past few seasons is a big difference maker for the Kolkata franchise. His batting is usually hit or miss but his bowling spells makes huge difference in the outcome of the game.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Dhoni

Batsmen – Watson, N Rana, Lynn, Raina

All Rounders – Jadhav, Russell, Narine

Bowlers – Tahir, P Chawla, D Chahar

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