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CSK vs KKR IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 team prediction of the CSK vs KKR match in IPL 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 8th April, Monday.

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Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to face each other in match 22 of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Monday, 8th April, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chennai have started their campaign with two wins and two losses while the Knight Riders have won all three matches this season. Both sides will be looking for the important two points from the fixture so it will be an exciting contest in Chennai. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the CSK vs KKR match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

How to watch the CSK vs KKR IPL 2024 Match?

The Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The Chennai wicket will suit the spinners and medium pacers throughout the game. Batters might have to make the best use of the conditions in the powerplay and avoid losing wickets during those six overs. Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium is known for favouring spin bowlers. Chepauk has hosted 78 IPL matches, and the team batting first has won 47, more than 60 percent of the matches. 

The temperature will be around 30-31 degrees in Chennai, with 74-80 percent humidity. There is no chance of rain.

CSK vs KKR: Head-to-Head Record

Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other in 31 matches. CSK have been the dominant force, winning 19 games while KKR have won only 11

  • Matches played: 31
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 19
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 11
  • No result: 1

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head in Chennai:

  • Matches played: 10
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 3
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 7
  • No result: 0

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Team News

Chennai Super Kings

CSK, after two losses, will be desperate to claim the important two points from this tight fixture. The openers will have the responsibility to provide the team with a solid start just like they did against RCB and GT. Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad struggled to score runs in the last two games which caused a huge problem for the upcoming batters. They will have to start well this time. Shivam Dube is looking brilliant in the middle overs and he is scoring runs continuously for the team.

Ajinkya Rahane will be another important player as he has the role of anchoring the inning as well as hitting those big hits that he had done in the last season. Daryl Mitchell, who is having a slowish start to the season will have to deliver if he gets the opportunity. Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni will be there to take the team to the finish line and they are in fine form.

Matheesha Pathirana was seen in training, with CSK bowling consultant Eric Simons saying he was left out of the last game as a precaution. It is still unclear if he is ready to play on Monday. Mustafizur Rahman who was unavailable for the game against SRH, is set to make his return to the team. Moeen Ali's inclusion is still unclear if he gets another chance, it will be an extra spin option for CSK but Chepauk has been a changed pitch this season too. Deepak Chahar set to lead the pace attack and he would have been delivered a brilliant spell against SRH if Head's catch hadn't drooped by Ali in the first over.

"We aren't overly concerned about Ruturaj. He's a quality cricketer. It hasn't worked out but that's the nature of high-octane cricket. You have to go out there and play with a degree of confidence. You have to go out and play with a degree of risk-taking and it'll come. He's that kind of a person, he's been calm and focused on what he wants to do and there's not much concern in that respect," CSK bowling consultant Eric Simons said ahead of the KKR clash.

CSK vs KKR: Shivam Dubey in action against SRH
Shivam Dubey in action against SRH | Image: BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR are still unbeaten this season, winning all of their three opening matches quite comfortably. A lot of things have gone as planned and one of them is the opening partnership. Sunil Narine and Phil Salt have a strike rate of 172 together which is a lot higher than the previous season. Both the openers are in fine form and it is looking like they are going to have a brilliant season. But, the spotlight will be upon Andre Russell in this fixture.

CSK vs KKR: Rinku Singh and Russell in action against SRH
Rinku Singh and Russell in action against SRH | Image: AFP/Getty

Russell loves playing against CSK. Four of his 11 IPL fifties have come against them and he is in fine form this season. Rinku Singh is also there to help Russell in the death overs with Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer having the responsibility of scoring runs at a good strike rate in the middle overs. Nitish Rana, who hasn't played a single game this season, is in line for a return. But, Angkrish Raghuvanshi might continue to be their Impact Player, swapping in or out for a bowler, especially after that fine debut knock.

Harshit Rana, who didn't bowl in their last match arrived in Chennai with his arm in a sling. So, it is unclear if he will play on Monday but Mitchell Starc will have a huge responsibility. He finally got wickets during the last game but has to improve a lot to justify his price tag. Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakaravarthy both picked up three wickets each against DC and they will have to replicate that performance once again to put Chennai under pressure.

CSK vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to maintain their winning streak
Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to maintain their winning streak | Image: BCCI
"I feel a lot of teams and franchises today want power players who can hit boundaries and sixes which is why you see a lot of that. But I feel the game still revolves around players who can accumulate runs like Virat Kohli. But eventually, this game is about playing with a higher strike rate, whether that be singles, doubles, or fours, that's your success formula and I feel it's a very individual thing," KKR batting coach Abhishek Nayar said ahead of the CSK clash.

Possible XIs

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, M Theekshana 

Impact Player Subs: Shaik Rasheed, Sameer Rizvi, Nishant Sindhu, Mitchell Santner, AJ Mandal, Shardul Thakur, A Avanish, RS Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Kolkata Knight Riders: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rinku Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Player Subs: KS Bharat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Sakib Hussain, AS Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora, C Sakariya, D Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Suyash Sharma, Allah Mohammad

 CSK vs KKR: Dream XI Team Prediction

CSK vs KKR: CSK vs KKR Fantasy XI Prediction
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 Fantasy XI Prediction | SportzPoint

 

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