Kolkata banking on individual brilliance again
- Chennai have won two on the trot
- Kolkata are in good form, but spin could destroy them
Chennai Super Kings are a tough side to beat on any pitch, but particularly so at home where MS Dhoni cleverly employs his spinners and versatile death bowlers to great effect. CSK are big favourites to win this against KKR. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 1.59 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won two of their last three matches but this will be a stiff test against an in-form and quality Chennai side. Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.30 to beat Chennai Super Kings.
Head-to-head record, CSK v KKR
The head-to-head record is in favour of Chennai with 19 wins as against 10 for Kolkata Knight Riders. Earlier this season, Chennai beat Kolkata at the Eden Gardens.
The conditions at the Chepauk will favour spinners heavily, but being a night game, the chasing side will still gave something in their favour. The team winning the toss could bowl first.
Chennai Super Kings have been ruthless against lesser teams and Kolkata have had a poor season. Chennai’s win probability is over 70%.
The average score here is 165-170 in Chepauk for night games in the IPL, but with the quality of spinners in either side, expect competitive scores in the range of 150.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is good for batters at night, but spinners would still be in play throughout with enough turn and low bounce aiding them.
Players to keep an eye on…
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
Ruturaj Gaikwad: To overcome KKR’s spinners, Chennai need their best spin hitter to step up and Gaikwad, who is due a big knock, could be the man to bank upon.
Suyash Sharma: The leg-spinner has flown under the radar but on this Chepauk deck, he could be trouble for CSK batters in the middle overs.
IPL 2023, Match 61 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
CSK v KKR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Chennai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about CSK’s best batter.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is in great touch at home and could fire against this KKR attack, especially through the middle overs. Back Gaikwad at 3.45 to be Chennai’s top batter!