Cricket match date: 14th April 2019
Cricket match time: 04:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: KKR
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Dinesh Karthik
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will meet each other for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. In the first round of this clash, CSK won the battle quite easily in their home ground. This time, the caravan will move to KKR’s den Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
We have reached the halfway mark of the IPL and apart from CSK, every other team are very closely stacked with each other. CSK are very well-placed at this stage of the competition with six victories out of seven cricket games and are at the number one spot on the points table. But from the second position onward, three teams have four wins and only the net run rate has separated them from each other.
KKR are at the second spot right now with four wins from their six cricket games and due to a superior net run rate, they are at a higher position than Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), both of whom have four wins from their six and seven cricket games respectively. KKR know that they cannot afford to slip at this stage of the tournament and that to rise above the competition, they will have to continue their victory march.
It will not be easy though considering the opponent who just seems unstoppable at this stage of the tournament. There is just no setback big enough for them to stop, there is no situation that is insurmountable, there is no injury that can stop them from winning the cricket games. At the moment, CSK are winning games of cricket from extremely difficult and unlikely situations. Their last cricket game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) showed that aspect again.
However, KKR have won cricket games from hopeless situations in this tournament. They won the games against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from where most of the teams would have lost the game of cricket. Hence, it is going to be an exciting game of cricket at an iconic ground, which will test the bowlers a great deal.
Cricket Match Information:
KKR and CSK will take on each other in their eighth game of the IPL 2019. While CSK are sitting pretty at the top with six wins out of seven cricket games, by the time this piece is being written, KKR are at the number two spot on the points table with four wins out of six cricket games.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
KKR are being led by Dinesh Karthik for the second season in a row. KKR have got off to a great start in this year’s IPL. But having lost their last cricket game against CSK, they would like to get one across them in this encounter. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of KKR’s playing XI:
- Shubhman Gill
- Chris Lynn
- Sunil Narine
- Andre Russell
- Nitish Rana
- Dinesh Karthik
- Prasidh Krishna
- Piyush Chawla
- Harry Gurney
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Robin Uthappa
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK are being led by ever so dependable MS Dhoni. CSK have been the best team so far in the tournament. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- Faf du Plessis
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Mitch Santner
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Suresh Raina has had a great record against the spinners of KKR. He has not had a lot of success compared to his standards so far in the IPL, so our prediction is he might get back into the form in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch at Eden will be a belter to bat on. With fast outfield and some dew expected later in the night, no score will be safe here. Hence, our prediction is of the score of around 190 in this cricket game and the side chasing should win the game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. Their overall record against KKR is excellent and the home team has a lot of work to do to beat their bogey team. Hence, our prediction is of CSK’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Suresh Raina (CSK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Suresh Raina (CSK)
Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.86
Chennai Super Kings – 1.86
*odds may change anytime