Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis  - Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis - Chennai Super Kings

The first match on super Sunday will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens.

Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortably placed at the first and the second spot respectively.

Despite putting up a healthy 178-run total on the board, Kolkata lost their last match against Delhi Capitals due to the brilliance of Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan. Meanwhile, CSK clinched a thriller on the last ball.

Bowling first, Chennai Super Kings did not allow Rajasthan Royals to score freely due to early strikes from Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. However, a late cameo from Shreyas Gopal took RR to 151.

CSK's chase started on a bad note as openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis were dismissed cheaply. Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav followed shortly as Chennai were struggling at 24-4 after six overs.

But it were half-centuries from Ambati Rayudu and skipper MS Dhoni which helped the team rebuild. However, just at the crucial moment, Rayudu departed and Dhoni suffered from cramps, which is why Chennai could not keep pace with the required run rate.

With 18 required from the last over, Ben Stokes was entrusted the ball by Rajasthan Royals. At the create were MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Stokes dismissed Dhoni with a yorkers to pull things in Rajasthan's favour.

Following a lot of drama and suspense around two no-balls and a wide, Mitchell Santner smashed the last ball for a six to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for CSK.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.


Kolkata Knight Riders- Joe Denly, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna

Chennai Super Kings- Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Chennai Super Kings

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shubman Gill (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 – Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders), Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)

Team Scores Batting First – Kolkata Knight Riders 165+, Chennai Super Kings 170+

*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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