Date: May 14, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be venue for the match 61 of the Indian Premier League as Chennai S u per Kings play against Kolkata Knight Riders. The hosts CSK will take part in this fixture after brushing aside the challenge of DC in a comfortable manner at home. Meanwhile, KKR will arrive in Chennai after suffering an embarrassing loss against RR in Kolkata. A victory for Super Kings in their upcoming fixture against Knight Riders will ensure that they will qualify through to the IPL playoffs.
In their previous match, the pitch at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium got difficult for batters, especially in the second half of the match. The average first innings score at this venue in the IPL 2023 is 172, but it is expected to go down as the IPL playoffs roll along. As far as the upcoming CSK vs KKR fixture in Chennai goes, the first innings score might hover around 160-170.
Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been two of the highest scorers for the Chennai Super Kings at the top of the order in IPL 2023. In the middle order, Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane have been delivering consistent runs for the CSK’s cause all tournament, while the captain MS Dhoni’s blitz in the end overs has been nothing short of extraordinary too. Talking about Chennai’s bowling lineup, Matheesha Pathriana and Tushar Deshpande have been regularly amongst the wickets, while the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana are backing them up wonderfully too.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana (Potential Impact Substitute - Maheesh Theekshana for Ambati Rayudu)
Kolkata Knight Riders
The captain Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, and Rinku Singh are in the top three top run scorers category for Kolkata Knight Riders, but their collective performances haven’t been enough for the side this IPL season. KKR have found a relatively settled opening partnership of Jason Roy and Rahmaullah Gurbaz in their recent round of matches too, expect that they need to deliver more consistent results. In the bowling department, Varun Chakravarthy has been the best bowler for Kolkata in IPL 2023, but he hasn’t gotten literally no support from his teammates, especially in their last couple of matches.
SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy (Potential Impact Substitute - Anukul Roy for Venkatesh Iyer)
Even when Chennai Super Kings have lost a couple of matches at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium this IPL season, they are going to be very tough to beat at home. Therefore, it is crucial for Kolkata Knight Riders to deliver their best performance to have any chance of winning in Chennai on May 14.
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