The 21st match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League will be played in Abu Dhabi in which the Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings had won their last match against Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets after facing three consecutive defeats.
Now it will be interesting to see whether Dhoni’s yellow army has really attained rhythm or that victory against Punjab was just a one off thing. Kolkata faces a tough challenge to stop Chennai, who has returned to winning track.
In the last match, Chennai Super Kings star opener Watson had achieved his form by playing a brilliant innings and everyone would expect a similar performance from him against KKR.
Faf Du Plessis is the only batsman from Chennai this season who has been seen in great rhythm in every match. Although the team’s middle order has failed to leave its mark and tonight’s match can prove to be a big opportunity for the middle order to show their class.
The sooner Dhoni becomes clear about his batting position, the better it will be for the team. CSK bowlers will also have to come up with better bowling performance. Although the bowling department has been strengthened with the arrival of Bravo and Shardul, the form of bowlers like Jadeja and Piyush remains a cause of concern for the team.
At the same time, the team is also facing criticism for Eoin Morgan’s batting position. Also, team’s star all-rounder Andre Russell is yet to get back in form.
Apart from batting, Kolkata’s bowling department is in great form. The team’s young bowlers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi are bowling well under the supervision of Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. In such a situation, the team of Chennai will have to survive this trio of bowlers.
CSK vs KKR Fantasy XI Tips/Suggestion
Captain: Faf du Plessis, Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
KKR vs CSK Fantasy 11 Prediction: Faf du Plessis (captain), Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Andre Russell (vice captain), Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur and Sam Curran.
Predicted playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Varun Chakraborty.