Match prediction: CSK to win
Toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and bowl first
One of the few iconic clashes of the Indian premier league is set to go head to head, but unlike other editions both sides have contrasting fates. Chennai Super Kings will look to make it 3 our of 3, whilst Kolkata Knight riders will want to start their consistent run.
- Sunday, April 23rd, 19:30 IST
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- 1 KKR vs CSK match preview
- 2 KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction
- 3 Match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
KKR vs CSK match preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
Currently, in the bottom half of the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders will want to start to win games and put a consistent run if they want to stay in the race of the playoffs. They will not be happy with just 2 wins out of the 6 games played, they are currently placed 8th on the points table with just 4 games. With sparks of brilliance, they will want to perform better and quickly get a few wins under their belt.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2023
Probable IX: Jason Roy, Litton Das(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Chennai Super Kings
After registering a loss in the opening game, the Chennai Super Kings have found a rich vein of form that has been tough to contain. Managing to win 4 out of the 6 games, they have been on an magnificent run which they would like to continue. The form of Devon Conway and Ravindra Jadeja will be an encouraging sign for the men in yellow and will look to capitalize on their momentum. The ease with which they won their last encounter against SRH shows how confident they are and that the key players are peaking at the right time for CSK.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2023
Probable IX: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c&ek), Mahesh Theeksana, Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The Eden Gardens played extremely well in the first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The pitch will be an extremely good batting track, but will traditionally have something for the spinners as well. With dew likely to be a factor in the second innings, the toss will be extremely crucial.
It will be extremely humid, as it is an evening game it will get cooler as the match goes along.
KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction
Dream11 prediction for this match:
- Wicket-keeper(s): MS Dhoni
- Batter(s): Devon Conway, Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Jason Roy
- All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali
- Bowler(s): Tushar Deshpande, Lockie Furguson, Sunil Naraine
- Recommended captain: Devon Conway
- Recommended vice-captain: Ravindra Jadeja
In the likely scenario of the Chennai Super Kings bowling first, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali wil definitely cause problems for the KKR batters. Capable to bowl in the powerplay too, they will be a good match-up against the struggling KKR top order
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway will have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, as they are in top form. Nitesh Rana and Rinku Singh will too have important roles, if KKR are to post a huge score.
We would recommend having Devon Conway as your Captain, as he is in brilliant form and will fancy himself to score on this Eden Gardens pitch. Ravindra Jadeja has been in sublime for with the ball, and will continue to carry on his brilliant work in the next game itself, hence we think he should be your Vice Capt
Match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
Chennai Super Kings are probably the only team that will find themselves comfortable on the slow pitches of the Eden Gardens. They have had a record at the Eden Gardens and will back themselves to win this game.
Toss prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and bowl first.
With a possibility of dew, and the pitch being traditionally good for the spinner Chennai Super Kings will win the toss and decide to bowl first. They will want to chase down the target set for them, and with the lower-order batsmen in form, they will be extremely confident doing so.
Man of the match prediction: Devon Conway
Devon Conway has been in excellent form and will look to continue it in this game, as the Eden Gardens pitch it quite similar to Chepauk. Scoring an 80+ in his last game, he will be motivated to do much more in this game against the Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 2:10 and Chennai Super Kings at 1.80. In spite of Kolkata Knight Riders being the obvious favourites as they play the game at home, Chennai Super Kings hold the upper hand in this time.