IPL 2019, Match 29: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings – Stats Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face each other on Sunday (14th April) afternoon at Eden Gardens (Kolkata).
Both teams will play their eighth match in this season. However, it will be the fourth home match for KKR and fourth away match for CSK in IPL 2019.
While CSK has won six matches in this season, the Kolkata franchise has won four matches in this season.
IPL 2019 form (in last five matches; oldest to latest): Lost (in the one-over eliminator), Won, Won, Lost and Lost
IPL 2019 form (in last five matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won
Overall (21 matches): KKR won 8 matches; CSK won 13 matches
In IPL (19 matches): KKR won 7 matches; CSK won 12 matches
At Eden Gardens, Kolkata (8 matches): KKR won 4 matches; CSK won 4 matches
In last five matches: KKR won 2 matches; CSK won 3 matches
- In the ongoing IPL 2019, KKR and CSK have already met once. On 9th April, they faced each other at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai) where the home team Chennai franchise won by seven wickets (with 16 balls remaining).
- CSK last time beat KKR at Eden Gardens (Kolkata) on 20th April 2013. Since then, they have suffered three consecutive defeats against the Kolkata franchise at this venue.
- KKR has always failed to defend their total against CSK.
i) The Caribbean spinner has picked up 49 T20 wickets at Eden Gardens (Kolkata). With one more wicket, he will become the first bowler to take 50 T20 wickets at this venue.
i) The Caribbean pacer has picked up 49 IPL wickets for KKR. With one more wicket, the right-arm pacer will become the third bowler to take 50 or more IPL wickets for this side. Among the KKR bowlers, only Sunil Narine (115 wickets) and Piyush Chawla (60 wickets) have achieved this feat.
i) The Australian batsman has scored 999 runs for KKR. With one more run, the right-handed batsman will become the ninth cricketer to score 1,000 T20 runs for this franchise.
ii) The right-handed batsman has hit 47 IPL sixes for KKR. He needs to hit three more sixes to complete his 50 IPL sixes for this side. After Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn will become the fourth KKR batsman to hit 50 IPL sixes.
i) The left-arm spinner has taken 73 IPL wickets for CSK. With four more wickets, he will surpass Albie Morkel (76 wickets) and will become the third most IPL wicket-taker for CSK.
ii) The left-handed middle-order batsman has scored 939 T20 runs for CSK. He is 61 runs away to complete his 1,000 T20 runs for this team. Till the date, a total of nine CSK batsmen have achieved this feat.