Chennai Super Kings (KKR) will travel to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) home ground Eden Gardens for the 33rd match of the ongoing edition eleven of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team so far won six matches out of the eight they have played as they have continued their supremacy in the Twenty20 tournament.
On the other hand, Knight Riders have had a mixed tournament having won four matches out the eight they have played.
The last time when these two teams had met earlier in the season, Chennai won the contest by five wickets. Sam Billings had played a fine knock – to pull his team out of troubled waters.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson is in fine form in the 11th season of the IPL.
The Australian all-rounder has scored 281 runs thus far. CSK opener had scored match-winning innings of 78, in the last match against Delhi Daredevils.
Faf du Plessis:
Faf du Plessis scored a run-a-ball 33 in the last match. The South African skipper should try to be more aggressive in the powerplay overs.
Suresh Raina was dismissed on just one run in the last match against Daredevils.
However, the veteran southpaw has found his touch in the last couple of matches.
Ambati Rayudu is in the form of his life as he is having his best IPL season.
The right-handed batsman is the Orange Cap holder with 370 runs in the eight matches.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
MS Dhoni is hitting everything from the middle of his bat. The Chennai captain is at the top of his game and it is great to note that he is batting in the top gear. Dhoni has scored 286 runs which include three fifties.
Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t had many opportunities to finish off games for the Chennai team.
The all-rounder Jadeja bowled his full quota of overs and gave away 31 runs in the last match. He also scalped one wicket.
Chennai will look to keep their winning spree going.
Dwayne Bravo had a rare off day at the office in the last game. The Windies all-rounder conceded 43 runs in the three overs he bowled.
Surprisingly, Dhoni didn’t utilize the bowling services of Karn Sharma despite playing him in the final XI.
The leg-spinner would like to contribute with the ball.
The veteran Harbhajan Singh went wicketless in the last match.
However, the off-spinner was economical in his spell as he conceded only 26 runs.
Lungi Ngidi had an impressive IPL (IPL_ debut. The South African speedster scalped one wicket and conceded only 26 runs in his quota of four overs.
Shardul Thakur should make his way back into the Super Kings’ playing XI.
As KM Asif took the beating in his first match, Thakur is expected to return for Chennai Super Kings.
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