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CSK vs KKR: MS Dhoni’s men will take on Nitish Rana-led Kolkata Knight Riders

The four-time title winners Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 61st match of Indian Premier League 2023. The match is slated to be held at the home ground of CSK, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This will be the second face-off of the season between these two teams.

Chennai Super Kings have been in fine form this season. They stand in the 3rd position of the points table with 15 points on the board. CSK played their last match against DC which ended with CSK winning by 27 runs.  CSK won the toss and choose to bat first, Shivam Dube scored 25 runs in 12 balls. Captain MS Dhoni took 20 runs in 9 balls and Ambati Rayudu scored 23 runs in 17 balls, and finally, they scored a total of 167 runs of 8 wickets in 20 overs to turn the victory to CSK.

 On the other side, Kolkata Knight Riders are having a compelling season so far. They have played a total of 12 matches with 5 won and lie on the 7th on the points table. Last time they played with Rajasthan Royals. Yashaswi Jaiswal Hit an unbeaten 98 runs in 47 balls as RR defeated KKR by 9 wickets in the 56th match. Venkatesh Iyer scored 57 runs in 42 balls and Nitish Rana took 22 runs in 17 balls. But they could score a total of 149 runs for 8 in 20 overs. Rajasthan’s Captain Sanju Samson smashed 48 runs off 29 balls. RR finished the match with 151 runs in 13.1 overs.

CSK vs KKR: Performance in the previous match

 CSK: Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs in 33rd match of the IPL 2023, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chasing a target of 235 runs, KKR reached 186/8 in 20 overs. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane scored 71 runs in 29 balls. While Devon Conway contributed 56 runs in 21 balls. Shivam Dube was in form and hammered 51 runs in 20 balls as CSK gained 235 for 4 wickets in 20 overs set up for CSK to win over KKR.

KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders struggled a lot to raise their points. Jason Roy scored 61 runs off 26 balls and Rinku Singh Contributed 53 runs in 33 balls. But they could manage to score only 186/6 in 20 overs.

CSK vs KKR: Pitch Report

The 61st match of the IPL will be hosted at the home ground of Chennai Super Kings, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The pitch here is a batting-friendly space. It will also support the spinners due to the minimal grass coverage.

Chennai Super Kings team squad

M S Dhoni (c, wk), Devon Conway(wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Subhranshu Senapati, Ajay Mandal, Ben Stokes, Kanumari Bhagath Varma, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santer, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simrajeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki.

Kolkata Knight Riders team squad

 Nitish Rana(c), Narayan Jagadeesan(wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Harshit Rana, Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukal Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardhul Thakur, Suyush Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Aarya Desai, Jason Roy, Johnson Charles. Gather your best players to play fantasy sports and earn rewards!

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