KKR is at the top of IPL 2019 points table while CSK is at number two.
In match 23 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.
It’s time for the top of the IPL Point table clash in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won four out of their five matches
Both Chennai and Kolkata won their last match against Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals respectively and they would look to extend lead as IPL 2019 approaches half-stage.
CSK are highly unlikely to make any changes to their eleven. Faf du Plessis will keep opening with Shane Watson. The onus will be on the likes of Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayuduand Kedar Jadhav in the middle order.
MS Dhoni remains to be the fulcrum of the franchise. The likes of Chahar and Jadeja are no mugs with the bat. Kuggelejin and Chahar are the pacers with Tahir, Jadeja and Harbhajan are the tweakers.
Kolkata have all reasons to smile as Russell is in prime form and Chris Lynn has also strengthened the batting line-up. Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Shubhman Gill deliver whenever the team needs it.
Prasidh Krishna is the primary pace bowler for the team and Harry Gurney, who played for the team in he last match, is likely to stay in the playing 11 for the time being.
The Knights may give Shrikant Mundhe a chance in place of Prasidh Krishna, who only has one wicket from five games. He will partner Gurney and Andre Russell in the pace department. Kuldeep, Chawla and Narine are the spinners.
In the batting order, Lynn and Narine continue to open with Robin Uthappa at number three. Rana, Karthik and Gill are the other batters with the hulk-like Russell in the ranks.
Overall, KKR have not much to worry as all their tactics during the match work well and Chennai is not as aggressive as it used to be so they might want to take advantage of that.
Today ipl match team players name
Probable Chennai XI
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.
Probable Kolkata XI
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Shrikant Mundhe.