Both CSK and KKR are the heavyweights of the IPL over the years. KKR is not finding the consistency as they have known for and CSK is failed to qualify for the playoff’s first time in the history of the tournament. So once heavyweights but now finding it difficult to keep the momentum going. But KKR is still in the playoff race and they need to win every game to qualify from here. They have got a wonderful team with the right mix of youth and experience coupled with the right mix of domestic and foreign players. Their openers Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill have all shown some form along with their middle-order batsmen including Nitesh Rana, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik but the problem is they are not clicking as a unit. If one of the batsmen delivers rest of them got out cheaply and putting too much pressure on lower-order batsmen. Adding fuel to their owes their west Indian counterparts Sunil Narine has been under the radar for his bowling action and Andre Russell has been ruled out due to injury. Pat Cummins is not making the kind of impact he could make when he is in Australian colours. Like their batting, their bowling unit is also facing the similar kind of issues. Their domestic bowlers Prashith Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi are not able to be consistent and experienced leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been asked to warm benches due to poor form. Varun Chakravarthy has been doing well and it’s time for KKR to regroup quickly and find a way to qualify for Playoffs.
CSK on another side has been out of the play-offs race and they are now playing for pride and wants to end the season on high. So IPL Betting Tips there is no pressure for them and their youngsters are finding some form. Sam Curran has been the find of the tournament with both bat and ball. He has injected much need aggression in CSK’s batting and bowling line-up. Du Plessis is at his usual best and Rayudu to chipping in with much-needed contributions. The major problem relies on CSK is their captain dhoni is not in form. He usually used to play well at lower-order but this time he can’t able to rotate the strike and not being able to contribute to their success. This coupled with their pace battery as well. Both Deepak Chahar and Shrudul Thakur are swing bowlers who can be handy for slow pitches like Cheapauk. But pitches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi need bowlers who can pitch the ball up with the metal pace. They have found their winning way by defeating RCB in their last encounter. It’s high time for their batsmen to show some form and play as a unit. It will help them to end the season on high. You can expect the same playing XI which was fielded against RCB. Now it’s time for their players to come out and express themselves and enjoy the cricket.
Expected playing XI:
1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 N Jagadeesan, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Monu Kumar, 11 Imran Tahir.
1 Shubman Gill, 2 Nitish Rana, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Sunil Narine, 7 Pat Cummins, 8 Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Prasidh Krishna.
What to expect:
CSK will like to keep both Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja for middle overs who has done a pretty good job in restricting RCB batsmen.
KKR might drop either Kuldeep, Kamlesh or Krishna for the expense of Rinku Singh who is the left-handed batsmen and yet to play a game this season.
Dinesh Karthik enjoys better record when he bats at down the order. In last two games, KKR has asked Karthik to bat at No.4. He may be slotted again back to down the order.
It’s going to be the yet another interesting game since the dark horses are meeting against each other. CSK will look to spoil the KKR’s party and would like to end the season on high.