After winning their season opener of the Vivo IPL 2018, both Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lock horns under hostile circumstances at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai for their second match of the season.
After clinching a victory from the jaws of defeat in the first match of the season against Mumbai Indians, CSK will be raring to go and will be extra-motivated to do well in front of their home fans as IPL will be returning to Chennai after two long years.
Kolkata, on the other hand, are led by yet a Chennai local, Dinesh Karthik, who knows these conditions very well. After crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season, Kolkata will look to do well in a territory and an opposition that has always troubled them.
Coming to the team news, the Karthik-led KKR might bring in English import Tom Curran in place of Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson. Apart from this, one cannot see any movement taking place in their playing XI.
MS Dhoni is someone who doesn’t like to disturb a winning combination, but the former Indian skipper is forced to make a change to the Chennai Super Kings line-up, as Kedar Jadhav, who walked out to bat and won the match for his team in spite of an injury against Mumbai, is ruled out of the tournament due to a hamstring injury.
Opener Murali Vijay, who missed CSK’s season opener with an injury, is fit and raring to go and is likely to take his place at the top of the order, moving Ambati Rayudu to the middle order.
Let us take a look at the playing XIs of both the teams.
IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Prediction
Chennai Super Kings have a fantastic record at home. With conditions assisting them, they are likely to emerge as winners in this clash.
Vivo IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR 5th Match Scorecard
Match Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: 2018 April 10, 8:00 PM IST
CSK vs KKR Full Scorecard (T20)
Toss won by Chennai Super Kings (decided to bowl)
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
Man of the Match: Sam Billings
b Ravindra Jadeja
c Suresh Raina b Harbhajan Singh
run out (Suresh Raina)
c MS Dhoni b Shane Watson
|Dinesh Karthik (C) (W)
lbw b Shane Watson
c Dwayne Bravo b Shardul Thakur
(b – 1, w – 3, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
|Total||202 (10.1 runs per over)|
c Rinku Singh b Tom Curran
c sub b Kuldeep Yadav
c Vinay Kumar b Sunil Narine
|MS Dhoni (C) (W)
c Dinesh Karthik b Piyush Chawla
c Robin Uthappa b Tom Curran
(b – 0, w – 3, no – 1, lb – 3, penalty – 0)
|Total||205 (10.33 runs per over)|
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
C Lynn dropped on 6 by D Chahar in 1.4 overs
Kolkata 51/1 in 5.1 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 64/2
Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 80/3 in 8.1 overs
Kolkata 101/5 in 11.3 overs
Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 138/5 in 16.0 overs
Kolkata 150/5 in 16.4 overs
A Russell T20 fifty: 53 runs in 26 balls (1×4) (6×6)
Referral 1 (17.4 ovs): D Karthik against CHE (LBW) Unsuccessful (CHE: 1, KOL: 1) (Retained
Innings Break: Kolkata 202/6 in 20.0 overs
Chennai Super Kings Innings
Chennai 52/0 in 3.4 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 75/1
Strategic Time-out: Chennai 75/1 in 6.0 overs
S Raina dropped on 6 by T Curran in 10.1 overs
Chennai 100/2 in 10.6 overs
Referral 1 (11.1 ovs): KOL against MS Dhoni (LBW) Unsuccessful (CHE: 1, KOL: 0)
S Billings dropped on 9 by R Uthappa in 14.2 overs
Chennai 150/3 in 15.5 overs
Strategic Time-out: Chennai 152/3 in 16.0 overs
S Billings T20 fifty: 50 runs in 21 balls (2×4) (4×6)
IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Dream11
* Please check few hours before the match for latest updates.
* This is the 5th match of VIVO IPL2018.
Chennai Super Kings
Local: Suresh Raina, A Rayudu, Ms Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh.
Foreign: DJ Bravo, Shane Watson.
* Kedar Jadhav is injured and out of the squad.
* Murali Vijay/Sam Billings is expected to feature in playing11 in place of K Jadhav.
* Shane Watson is expected to open the innings with Murali Vijay.
* D chahar was economical and grabbed a wicket, so he is expected to retain his place in playing11.
* M Wood was very expensive in last match. Chennai might think of L Ngidi/Shardul Thakur in place of M Wood.Pick him on your own risk.
* There is no update on Faf du Plessis injury. We will inform you if we get any news.
* Rest of the lineup is expected to be same from last match.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Key Players :
Local: R Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana.
Foreign: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell.
* Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are expected to open the innings for Kolkata.
* Vinay Kumar was very expensive in last match. so there is a slight chance that kolkata might go with K Nagarkoti.Risky choice
* This pitch is expected to have slight advantage for spin bowlers so kolkata might go with same 3 spinners for this match as well.
* Shubham Gill might get a chance to feature in the playing XI in place of Rinku Singh. pick him on your own risk
Points Table: KKR with 2 points is at second position. CSK with 2points are placed at fourth position.
Head to Head:
Chennai Super Kings: 10 wins
Kolkata Knight Riders: 6 wins
No Result : 1
IPL 2018 CSK Probable 11
Local Players : MS Dhoni (c), KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar,Kanishk Seth, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay
Foreign Players : Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Mark Wood.
IPL 2018 CSK Probable 11
Local: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa (wk), Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.
Foreign: Mitchell Johnson, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran.
Safe Captain choices
Risky Captain choices
Match to be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
The pitch is expected to be batting friendly with slight advantage for spinners.Average score is around 160-170.
Kedar Jadhav is injured and ruled out of IPL.