Will Robin Uthappa get a chance in Playing XI against KKR – CSK vs KKR Match Preview

Currently , Teams have been shifting their grounds in this IPL , yesterday Delhi Capitals marked their victory in chennai Chepauk. Likewise , KKR also will be looking  into this game against CSK, because in the previous match presentation ceremony KKR Captain Eoin Morgan is not happy with the Chepauk conditions and also told that he will be traveling  happily towards Wankhede in Mumbai. Because the conditions in the Mumbai suits for batsmans and fast bowlers ,even the dimensions of the ground similar to their home ground Eden Garden, though they have poor record  in Wankhede , current batting line up will surely put a fight against the opponent Team.

Head to Head:

Both Teams played 22 matches , CSK leading the contest with 14 victoires and other 8 matches won by KKR .In previous year encounters ,both teams won one game in the league stage .

Match Preview:

 Both Teams were equally strong in terms of bowling and the bowling strength also looked similar in paper ,yet KKR did not play to their bowling strength due to different conditions in Chepauk .CSK will surely looking after this game to seal a hatrick victory and to stay in a comfortable position in the points table with their highest run rate.On the other end , KKR will start their campaign fresh by winning this game in wankhede to  forget the nightmare games in Chennai against the two teams Mumbai and RCB.

Playing XI Expected Changes:

For CSK, the current form of Ruturaj is still a questionable point among the CSK fans and critics , everyone expecting the veterean Robin Uthappa to fullfill the opening slot of Ruthuraj, added that Uthappa had a fantastic  SMAT series for Kerala but still waiting for the chance to open for CSK at the top order . So according to Team Management latest speech , Ruthuraj will be backed once again , surely he will get another chance against KKR to prove himself .If he is pursuing the same poor form, we may expect Robbie in next game against RCB .But in this match , CSK will have a unchanged winning Combination .

For KKR, availability of Sunil Narine is not yet confirmed for this match due to injury , mostly they will keep an eye on their foreign combination to strengthen their bowling attack along with Pat Cummins. For that , the best choice will be Lockie Fergusan in place of Shakib Al hasan,even though he is an all rounder his recent match performances not up to his skill, so probably going with the fast bowler with 140+ kph is the best option for the team , with Indian spinners Varun and Harbhajan will have the perfect combination in the Playing XI. Also, CSK middle order players are not good against fast bowlers , they tend to lose wickets against good pace attack.

Player to Watch:

For KKR,Shubmann Gill, had a decent performance in the 2020 with 400 plus runs , but in this year the ball was not coming to his bat , even in his previous game he was losing his wickets within powerplay  . He is a good timer of the ball , surely in Wankhede if the pitch does not assist to the swing  , we can see a lot of runs from his bat . He will be the player to watch out for in this match , His contribution in the opening slot is crucial for KKR ro seal the victory against CSK.

For CSK, Shardul Thakur after the India- England performance everyone expected Shardul will play a key factor in CSK bowling ,but still he is not breaking the partnership also quite expensive in his previous games, I am sure he will come back stronger against KKR to collapse their middle order batting(Morgan  , Russel, Dinesh Karthick) , His bowling contribution is important for CSK in both defending the total and bowling in first half for hatrick victory .

CSK Playing XI:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf Du Plessis
  • Moeen Ali
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sam Curran
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar

KKR Playing XI:

  • Shubman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Dinesh karthick
  • Andre Russell
  • Pat Cummins
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Lockie Fergusan
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Varun Chakravarthy

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