IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings V Kolkata Knight Riders Match Preview
The action will now shift to M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk where CSK and KKR are ready to lock horns in the 5th match of IPL 2018. Both teams have begun the tournament on a successful note and they would like to continue their winning ways. Chennai is very tough to beat at home, while KKR is determined to give their best performance and keep the momentum of winning on.
● TEAM NEWS:
○ Kolkata Knight Riders :
In it’s 1st match, all round performances of Nithish Rana and Sunil Narine helped them to win against a mighty RCB side. The Batting of the team looks solid with Lynn, Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik and Narine, but bowling needs to come good if they want to beat CSK at their home. Spin department looks settled with their trio of Narine, Kuldeep and Chawla and they will play an important role in this match. As, Vinay kumar is expensive, he may be replaced by Kamlesh Nagarkoti, India’s U-19 pace bowling sensation. Dinesh Karthik knows these conditions well as he plays for Tamilnadu and would like to register a win at Chepauk, a ground that he knows quite well.
○ Chennai Super Kings :
Despite Dwayne bravo’s heroics in the first game, CSK’s batting needs to come good in this game. Their big guns Suresh Raina and M.S. Dhoni need to step-up and deliver. Injured Kedar Jadhav, who is out of the tournament may be replaced by Murali Vijay who may open along with Shane Watson. Expensive M. Wood may be replaced by Sam Billings, if CSK wants to strengthen their batting or he can be replaced by S. Thakur, K. Sharma. Their spinning trio of Harbhajan, Jadeja and Tahir may spin web around KKR as CSK is difficult to beat at home.
4)Mahendra Singh Dhoni
11)Shardul Thakur/Karan Sharma
●HEAD TO HEAD
○DATE AND TIME
DATE:MATCH IS TO BE PLAYED ON 10TH APRIL,2018.
○TIME:8:00 P.M. IST
○TV BROAD CAST:
THE MATCH WILL BE TELECASTED LIVE BY STARSPORTS1,STARSPORTS 1 HD,STAR SPORTS 1 HINDI,STAR SPORTS 1 HINDI HD,STAR SPORTS TAMIL.
YOU CAN GET ACCESS OF THIS MATCH VIA HOTSTAR APP.
CSK has it’s home advantage but whoever plays well on the given day will win. Chennai is ahead of KKR on head to heads but this time it promises to be a even contest between two of the most successfull sides in IPL history.