KKR host table toppers CSK in a must win contest
KKR have a task at hand when table toppers CSK come knocking on the doors of the Eden Gardens for match number 33 of 2018 Indian Premier League. With 4 wins under their belt and the rest catching up, KKR know that this is a must win fixture for them. So who holds the edge tonight? Here are the head-to-head records and probable XI.
History favors Chennai Super Kings
The two sides have locked horns on 17 occasions with Kolkata Knight Riders winning just 6 while Chennai have been victorious in 11 of these contests. At the Eden Gardens, the record does not get better for Kolkata Knight Riders with the Chennai Super Kings still holding the edge, with four wins out of seven games.
Will home advantage help Kolkata Knight Riders?
In the last 5 meeting between these two sides, the home side has always won. The Chennai Super Kings emerged victors in Chennai and Ranchi, while KKR prevailed in the matches played in Kolkata.
KKR are sweating over Nitish Rana's fitness
KKR will be hoping that their in-form man Nitish Rana is fully fit and available for this fixture. Nitish Rana had to retire hurt against Royal Challengers Bangalore after he suffered from a lower back spasm. If Nitish Rana is to miss out on this fixture, young Shubman Gill should be given the opportunity up the order.
Chennai Super Kings: Probable Playing XI
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi and Shardul Thakur.