KKR Vs CSK Prediction, Preview and Pre-Match Analysis 03 May 2018: Who Will Win today’s match?

KKR Vs CSK Prediction, Preview and Pre-Match Analysis 03 May 2018: Who Will Win today’s match?

The 33rd match of IPL 2018 is upon us. In a battle of champions, we will see the Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. While CSK has hardly missed a beat, KKR looks shaken up this time around. The Dhoni led CSK is dominating once again with six wins from eight games. The Knights have won 4 and conceded 4 and coincidentally are also in the fourth position. KKR have a giant to slay and they better bring on their game face at the Eden Gardens. Join us as we bring you the team news, match preview, playing 11, team odds, betting tips and pre-match analysis and prediction.

IPL Points Table 2018

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Indian Premier League Points Table 2018. Source: IPLT20.com

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

After a strong outing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR will look to keep on their momentum. After all, it is a home match and something more than a win is at stake. Again the Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine opening combination are wreaking havoc against the bowlers. Lynn is enjoying quite a phenomenal IPL 2018. Narine, on the other hand, is becoming quite the all-rounder. Keep an eye on how the score escalates in the live match for this explosive duo. Lynn’s impressive 62 helped chase down RCB and with power hitters Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana in line. Captain Dinesh Karthik finished off in style with a quick fire of 23 from 10 balls. KKR will be looking for a win on their home ground which will help them secure a place in the playoffs in IPL 2018.

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Bowling

KKR has received a big boost in their bowling attack in the form of Mitchell Johnson. Although the Australian did not have the best of starts in the last match you cannot under estimate him. The spinners which were a big part of KKR’s strategy have been lacking. Both Narine and Piyush Chawla need to get it together and fast. Their over-dependence on Andre Russell has proven a bit costly. The bowlers have to really step up their game if they want to restrict Dhoni and Shane Watson. The spinner friendly Eden pitch will surely help Chawla, Narine and Kuldeep Yadav. This match will be a true test for Karthik’s captaincy and leadership.

Key Players: The spinners need to restrict the CSK batting lineup while Morris and Karthik will be looking to score with the bat again.

Playing XI KKR 

Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Personally, our pick to lift the trophy again this year, CSK has not yet lost its touch. Returning after a ban, I heard many say CSK will falter. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni side is currently at the top of the table as well their game. CSK have always been the team to beat and IPL 11 is no surprise. Dhoni seems to have reclaimed his golden years just smashing everyone out of the park. A dominant Shane Watson is enjoying a gala time in this year IPL and already has a century to his name. The big Australian was at it again in the last match against DD with a power packed 78. The pick of the lot has to be Ambati Rayudu, who is enjoying his best IPL so far. Already one of the top contenders for the orange cap, the batsman has been unforgiving to bowlers in IPL 2018. CSK have the lineup to score as well chase down a target of 250. Rounding up the lot, you have Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo. The live score will be hard to keep track of once they get started.

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Bowling

No team is without flaws. Chennai Super Kings also seem to have been plagued by bowling issues. While the players have been consistent, the bowlers have leaked runs during the penultimate overs. The last match saw an outstanding performance by KM Asif and Lungi Ngidi. Yet they came close to losing the match during the last few overs as R. Pant nearly took away the match. The lineup is completed by Bravo and Watson chipping in and Harbhajan Singh yet to show his proficiency.

Key Players to watch out: CSK will be looking to cement their top position and take one step closer to the playoffs. Watson, Dhoni, and Rayudu will be looking wreak havoc again.

Playing 11 CSK In today’s Match

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma.

KKR Vs CSK: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Sky Sports.

Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Sky Go, OSN Play

Where to Get IPL Match Tickets of KKR Vs CSK IPL 2018?

You can buy this IPL match ticket at BookMyShow on this page.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 17

Chennai Super Kings won – 11

Kolkata Knight Riders won – 6

At the Wankhede Stadium: Matches – 7

Chennai Super Kings won – 4

Kolkata Knight Riders won – 3

Source: IPLT20

Who Will Win KKR Vs CSK match today? What Will be the prediction?

We think CSK have the edge against anyone they play. But they have been defeated before so nothing is written in stone. It will surely be a close match and one which Eden will surely remember. Chennai Super Kings has more chances of winning today’s IPL match.

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