The 23rd game of the IPL between CSK and KKR will be hosted by MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
Undoubtedly, it is going to be humid in Chennai. 80% humidity and the temperature of around 30 Degrees Celsius definitely call for frequent breaks during the game. No rain is in the forecast.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Chennai Super Kings – W, L, W, W, W
Kolkata Knight Riders – W, W, L, W, W
The pitch is expected to be on the slower side. There was a lot of dew during the previous night game at the venue and the team winning the toss will definitely opt to chase.
Average first-innings score: 135 – Three matches in IPL 2019
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings
- Shane Watson
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- Kedar Jadhav
- MS Dhoni (c)(wk)
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Deepak Chahar
- Harbhajan Singh
- Imran Tahir
- Scott Kuggeleijn.
Bench: Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, 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
- Piyush Chawla
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Harry Gurney
- Shrikant Mundhe.
Bench: Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Lockie Ferguson.
Dwayne Bravo is injured and won’t play for two weeks.
Robin Uthappa vs CSK in IPL: 18 inns 527 runs 35.13 average 3 fifties
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Vice-Captain Options: Suresh Raina, Chris Lynn, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis (C), Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (VC)
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (VC)
Batsmen – Suresh Raina (C), Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla.