League leaders Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders at their home ground, Eden Gardens on doubleheader Sunday. It would be the first match of the two matches on the day. Read on the IPL match tips for the match here.
The surgent Chennai Super Kings who sit at the top of the table would face Kolkata Knight Riders who have lost their momentum. They have lost their last two matches and it would be a worry for the franchise. The side has been highly dependent on single player, Andre Russell, to win them matches.
IPL Match Tips Performance Check
Kolkata Knight Riders
The hosts went in with some major changes to their side. They rested Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, and Harry Gurney to bring in Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly and Lockie Ferguson. It was an unsuccessful change for the franchise.
Andre Russell continued with his show in IPL 2019 with 45 runs off 21 balls despite defeat to Delhi Capitals. He also took one wicket in the match became the top wicket-taker for KKR. Joe Denly didn’t prove to be effective and got out for the first ball.
Shubhman Gill played a sensational inning while he moved up the order and opened for the side. Robin and Nitish couldn’t convert the starts into the big one.
Kuldeep Yadav has a good economy rate and can prove lethal to the opponents as he has done on occasions while playing for India.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings and the man of the match of the previous game escapes a ban for the on-field confrontation with the umpire over the no-ball controversy. He played a brilliant inning to take the team closer to the win. Shardul Thakur and Santner were included in the side for the last match in place of Harbhajan Singh and Kuggeleijn.
They have a strong batting line-up with Ambati Rayudu also proving with his 57 runs knock and Faf du Plessis also in a good nick. Shane Watson has been inconsistent and has not brought an impact in the game.
Bowling attack comprises of Deepak Chahar who has taken 10 wickets in seven matches so far and Imran Tahir has taken nine wickets. They have good economy rates and are match-winners.
Head to Head Tipster
Chennai Super Kings won the last the game against Kolkata Knight Riders to take their tally to 13 wins out of the 21 games. The host has won 8 games.
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Kolkata Knight Riders: Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather at Eden Gardens is expected to be clear with the humidity on the higher side. This pitch has good pace and bounce and is excellent for batting.
Toss Prediction Tips
The team winning the toss would like to field first at Eden Gardens. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost the last two tosses and have been asked to bat first.
IPL Match Tips
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost the two games in a row while Chennai Super Kings are in an outstanding form. But Chennai struggled in the last match and that one off. Andre Russell’s form would be a big positive for the hosts and it would be a tough competition. Seeing the captaincy and the teamwork, we back Chennai Super Kings to win the match.