IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 23 – Top Two Teams Clash for Top of the Table Spot

IPL 2019: Match 23 - Top Two Teams Clash for Top of the Table Spot

 

It would be fair to call Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) a Clash of the Titans as both teams have fared very impressively this season until now. The number one and two ranked teams will fight for the top spot as Chennai Super Kings will be hoping to hold back Andre Russel, Sunil Narine, and KKR’s spinners.

The only difference between the two teams is their net run rate and looking at KKR’s wins, you would understand why they are clearly the number one ranked side in this year’s competition. CSK, on the other hand, are a team full of world-class veteran cricketers and they can beat any side on any day. MS Dhoni’s leadership is exemplary and it will be the key once again as they take on KKR tonight.

Team News

CSK are still without their star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and they will have to go with Scot Kugglejin as their main all-rounder besides Ravindra Jadeja.

Kolkata Knight Riders would not want to tinker much with their settled combination as this team has already won 4 out of their 5 matches this season. The only change might be to field another overseas bowler for Harry Gurney, however, he was the man of the match in the last game and he is almost a sure starter.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings

  1. Shane Watson
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. Faf du Plessis
  5. MS Dhoni (c) (wk)
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Kedar Jadhav
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Harbhajan Singh
  10. Scott Kuggeleijn
  11. Imran Tahir

 

Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Sunil Narine
  2. Chris Lynn
  3. Robin Uthappa
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Shubman Gill
  6. Dinesh Karthik (w) (c)
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Piyush Chawla
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Harry Gurney
  11. Prasidh Krishna

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Weather Conditions: No rain is expected tonight in Chennai.

Toss: CSK won the toss and elected to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

Faf was in brilliant form in the last game. Will he be the difference between the two sides?

Chennai awaits the CSK vs KKR clash.

The practice sessions before the match.

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