File picture of Rahmanullah Gurbaz.© BCCI
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders face four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League match on the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. While CSK will purpose for a win to strengthen their hopes of sealing a play-off berth, KKR too will eye a victory and maintain their outdoors likelihood alive. KKR will fancy their possibilities based mostly on the presence of spinners, who’ve made an influence. How Varun Chakravarthy and leg-spinner Suyash Sharma bowl on Sunday might effectively resolve the end result of the match. The skilled Sunil Narine has been off-colour for a significant a part of the IPL season and can look to make amends.
Skipper Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer have been the higher performers within the batting line-up and KKR would expect the openers to supply a stable begin in order that the remaining can construct on that.
However, it’s simpler stated than completed with Matheesha Pathirana anticipated to have a say within the proceedings along with his mixture of yorkers and slower ones. Jadeja may very well be one bowler the opposition batters could be cautious of, as he hardly permits them time and is most frequently correct.
The Knight Riders must put behind the hammering by the hands of Rajasthan Royals on Thursday and method Sunday’s fixture with a optimistic mind set. A loss on the morrow might harm their probabilities of advancing within the event.
KKR could be pondering to drop Rahmanullah Gurbaz and provides an opportunity to benched participant Johnson Charles.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI vs Chennai Super Kings:
Jason Roy, Johnson Charles (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy
(With PTI Inputs)
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