When these sides last met in the tournament in Chennai, it was a top of the table clash in the Indian Premier League 2019 season. When Chennai Super Kings (CSK) travel to the Eden Gardens to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, it will still be a top of the table clash.
CSK have 12 points from seven games with just one loss so far, to Mumbai Indians. They are on a three-match winning spree ahead of this match #29. KKR have eight points from seven matches and have lost their last two. That includes a seven-wicket loss to CSK in Chennai nearly a week ago.
KKR bring better form over CSK at this venue. They have won the last three H2H matches and are unbeaten over CSK since six matches. They have won four of their last six matches in Eden Gardens.
Superstar all-rounder Andre Russell (302 runs) remains their strongest bet with the bat. With Shubman Gill picking up form at the top of the order, the hopes around the home club is to see their batting click. Their bowling, however, is a big concern.
Chennai remain one of the most consistent sides of the IPL 2019 season. There are as many as six players aggregating over 100 runs in the season. With all things remaining the same, CSK will hope for more runs from Shane Watson and Suresh Raina.
Bowling remains the strong shot for the Chennai side. Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh continue to strangle opposition batsmen. With the all-rounders chipping in with their contributions, CSK remain a very strong unit.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Shubman Gill has picked up form with a stroke-filled knock in his last innings. He averages a lofty 44.20 at Eden Gardens and will look to pick up more runs.
Andre Russell has 302 runs in IPL 2019 with 29 6s to his name and a SR of 212.67. The attacking all-rounder will be a great asset to your fantasy side.
Imran Tahir has been the standout bowler for CSK with nine wickets this season. His average of 5.61 proves that Tahir is difficult to get away with.
KKR: 1 Chris Lynn 2 Shubman Gill 3 Robin Uthappa 4 Nitish Rana 5 Dinesh Karthik (C & WK) 6 Andre Russell 7 Sunil Narine 8 Piyush Chawla 9 Kuldeep Yadav 10 Prasidh Krishna 11 Lockie Ferguson
CSK: 1 Faf du Plessis 2 Shane Watson 3 Suresh Raina 4 Ambati Rayudu 5 MS Dhoni (C & WK) 6 Kedar Jadhav 7 Scott Kuggeleijn 8 Ravindra Jadeja 9 Imran Tahir 10 Shardul Thakur 11 Deepak Chahar
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