IPL 12: Can KKR stun CSK at home?

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14 Apr 2019

KKR vs CSK: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report

The IPL 2019 has already given us several intense encounters.

Meanwhile, match number 29 witnesses the biggest clash of this season, as Kolkata Knight Riders host defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

While CSK have been lethal since the start, KKR need to get back to winning ways.

Here we analyze more in this preview.

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Kolkata reeling from defeat to Delhi, Chennai riding high

Kolkata reeling from defeat to Delhi, Chennai riding high

Hosts KKR were disappointed following their loss to Delhi Capitals, at home, on Friday.

This loss has made the play-offs race even more interesting, as KKR, DC and MI have eight points from seven matches.

As for CSK, they continued their winning spree by taming Rajasthan Royals in an away tie.

Earlier this season, CSK had thrashed the Knights by seven wickets.

Players

Shubman Gill, MS Dhoni among men to watch out for

Everyone would have their eyes on CSK skipper MS Dhoni.

He is delightful to watch, both with the bat and the gloves.

He has been in splendid form with the bat of late, making him the center of attraction.

For KKR, young opener Shubman Gill stunned everyone with a fine knock of 65 against Delhi, and would aim to repeat the same.

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Head-to-head

CSK have an upper hand against KKR

CSK have an upper hand against KKR

CSK have been the most consistent side in IPL, as they have dominated KKR over the years.

In 20 IPL matches, CSK have won 12, while KKR have won seven.

Out of 18 matches played in India, CSK have won 12, while KKR have only pocketed six.

However, the battle has been intense in Kolkata, with four wins for CSK as well as KKR.

Pitch report

A high-scoring track awaits at Eden

The track at Eden has favored batsmen this season.

Three matches have been played in this season so far here, and above 180 seems a par score.

Further, two of the three wins this season, on this ground, have come while chasing.

The team winning the toss would look to bowl first, but even batting first won't be a bad option.

Predicted XI

Here's the predicted Playing XI

Here's the predicted Playing XI

KKR: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish, Dinesh Karthik (c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.

CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.

Dream XI: Dhoni, Gill (c), Nitish, Rayudu, du Plessis, Jadeja, Russell, Kuldeep, Krishna, Tahir (vc), Chahar.

Match details

When, where and how to watch

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Time: 4 PM (IST).

Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional channels of Star Sports.

Where to watch (Online): Hotstar.

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When was the last time KKR won the IPL?

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KKR won the IPL last in 2014.

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KKR won both their IPL titles under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.

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KKR are currently placed in second spot this season.

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CSK have won three IPL titles to date.

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