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KKR takes on CSK on festive Sunday

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • Common Sport News Comments

Having faced an outright defeat vs Delhi Capitals at Eden Gardens, The Kolkatta knight riders get ready to face CSK in the reverse fixture.

CSK had comprehensively defeated KKR on Wednesday at Chennai, By a 7 wicket margin at Chennai on Wednesday night after folding KKR for a total of 108/9, Beyond the effort of Russel, Who scored 50* 

In the "New Year's day match " the teams from Kolkatta and Chennai, Are all set to add more beauty to the festive occasion of the city of joy.

In all the 3 matches played at Kolkatta so far, There have been high scores with the least by any team, Being 178/7 made by KKR vs DC. capitals. The team also has the highest of 218/7 vs SRH.

KKR's batting flow largely depends on how Russel performs on a given day, With the likes of Narine, Rana, Uthappa, Gill and Chris Lynn contributing on different days. In his 7 matches so far, Dinesh Karthik has only one fifty that came against DC at Delhi 

With sparks displayed from Prasidh Krishna time and again and a strong debut by Harry Gurney ,KKR would look for productive efforts from Kuldeep Yadav an

In KKR's previous match, Replacing Lynn, Gurney didn't make much impact either as English opener Joe Denly got out for a golden duck on Debut.Carlos Brathwaite too lasted only for 7 balls in batting and then bowled only one over .It remains to be seen if Naraine could return back for tomorrow's game. 

CSK in the meanwhile, Have won 6 out of their 7 games so far, With almost everyone except Suresh Raina making at least one vital contribution with the bat. Shane Watson isn't at his actual best with 105 runs in 7 matches including 2 ducks. Yet, On a given day he could be very explosive. MS Dhoni leads the pack with 214 runs in 7 matches with two fifties .

Deepak Chahar and spinners provide strength to CSK's bowling armory, To the level that Harbhajan, Has played only four matches despite having taken 7 wickets.Tahir leads CSK's charge with 9 wickets in 7 matches.

CSK would look to persist with the same line up that played against RR, As even Santner made vital contributions of 1-25(4) + 10*(3) 1x6, Which was the shot that won CSK the match against RR.

Last year, When CSK took on KKR at Eden Gardens, KKR emerged winners by 6 wickets with 14 balls left, In a match that is mainly remembered for Shubmann Gill's 57* off 36 balls with six fours and 2 sixes, While KKR were chasing 178 to win.

Will KKR square the head to head face off at the league stage this time too, Or will CSK snatch one more away game, With 2 more left to be played in a short period.

A super sunday evening awaits to answer these questions 

-Kumaran Kumanan

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