CSK vs KKR: Varun Chakraborty of Kolkata can create trouble for Chennai Super Kings
The extra bounce and ability to bowl from different angles for Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Chakraborty could spell trouble for the Chennai Super Kings batsmen in their IPL match here on Sunday.
Both Super Kings and Knight Riders have done well after the resumption of IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and both teams would like to maintain the winning streak.
Both Super Kings and Knight Riders have won both their matches in the UAE after the resumption of the league and both the teams would be looking to beat each other to complete a hat-trick of wins.
Chakraborty, who troubled the Super Kings batsmen last season in the UAE, could once again create trouble for Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on pitches where the ball is hitting the bat at a slower pace than expected. Is.
Both the teams have defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore and defending champions Mumbai Indians by huge margins in their opening two matches after the resumption of the season.
While Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians and Bengaluru team by 20 runs and seven wickets respectively, Knight Riders defeated both of them by seven and nine wickets respectively.
Young Gaikwad is in good form. Apart from his match-winning knock of 88 not out off 58 balls against Mumbai, he scored a quick 38 against Bengaluru on Friday and Dhoni would like the young batsman to maintain the same momentum.
After failing against Mumbai, Du Plessis (31), Moeen Ali (23), Ambati Rayudu (32), and Suresh Raina (17 not out) all got off to a good start against Bengaluru.
The bowlers performed well in the second match in a row and played a key role in the team's second successive and seventh win of the season. Dwayne Bravo bowled brilliantly against Bengaluru while Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar supported him well.
Knight Riders, on the other hand, made a great comeback in the second leg after struggling in the first leg. Young Venkatesh Iyer impressed everyone in his first two IPL matches. He scored 41 off 27 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore and 53 off 30 balls against Mumbai. Shubman Gill is also in good form while Rahul Tripathi scored an unbeaten 74 off 42 balls in the previous match.
Captain Eoin Morgan, however, would like to do better with the bat. In the bowling department, Chakraborty, star all-rounder Andge Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, and Pranbhav Krishna will be expected to continue their good run. The Knight Riders would like to continue their offensive and win titles like in 2014 when they won nine matches in a row.
The teams are as follows:
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Karan Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gautam, Mitchell Santner, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, and Bhagat Verma.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Loki Ferguson, Pawan Negi, Pranand Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Dubey, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakraborty, Ande Russell, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, and Tim Seifert.