Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata Knight Riders
|Date & Time||Sunday April 14, 2019, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
Kolkata Knight Riders -161 / Chennai Super Kings -161
The Kolkata Knight Riders will be in action against the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. This match is set to be played at the Eden Gardens so KKR will be the home team.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost their previous match as they were beaten by the Delhi Capitals at home. KKR failed to score enough runs on a very flat pitch. Andre Russell and Shubman Gill both played very well with the bat but it was not enough as KKR failed to score 200 which was par on the Eden Garden pitch. The bowling was decent from KKR as Rana, Kuldeep and Krishna all bowled well but the team didn’t have enough runs to compete. On a positive note, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are expected to return to the side which will give the team a massive boost with the batting.
On the other side of the coin, the Chennai Super Kings had a solid win in the previous round as they beat the Rajasthan Royals away from home. It was a very close match where CSK struggled early with the bat but Dhoni and Rayudu stabled the chase and led the team to a big win.
CSK and KKR played earlier in the season in Chennai where CSK completed a massive win. This match is expected to be a different style of game at Eden Gardens as it is a much better batting wicket than that which was presented in Chennai.
Both KKR and CSK are very strong teams and this should be a very close match. I am picking Kolkata Knight Riders to win. KKR have an incredible record at home and while the team has lost 2 successive matches, they should receive a massive boost with Narine and Lynn back in the side. With the home crowd on their side, I see KKR winning this match.