Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
Both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off wins and would have momentum on their side as they clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
In their last match, Chennai Super Kings got off to a good start, courtesy of an opening partnership of 56 between Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis. This was the first match for du Plessis in IPL 2019 and he clicked right away with a half-century.
Suresh Raina got stuck in the middle and scored only 17 from 20 balls, which led to a drop in the scoring rates. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu then took matters in their hands in the last three overs and accelerated the run scoring. Dhoni helped the team gain momentum yet again as he scored 37 from 23 balls, which included four boundaries and one six. Ambati Rayudu also did his bit with a 15-ball 21.
The spinners joined the party for CSK on a surface that offered a lot of break. Harbhajan Singh was their pick of the bowlers and claimed figures of 4-17-2. Imran Tahir did not pick up any wicket but was quite miserly and gave away just 20 runs from his four overs.
Scott Kuggeleijn also bowled a couple of tidy overs at the death and picked up a couple of wickets, bowling short of length cutters into the wicket and packing the leg side field as Punjab struggled to get a move on.
Just like CSK, KKR have also been on a roll. They have been struggling a bit with their opening combination but all-rounder Andre Russell has won them at least three matches on his own. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav would be the key players for KKR.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Chennai Super Kings- Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Kolkata Knight Riders- Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Chennai Super Kings
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders), Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)
Most boundaries – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
Team Scores Batting First – Kolkata Knight Riders 160+, Chennai Super Kings 165+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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