Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are playing their second game this season on Thursday. When the two teams played earlier this season, Kolkata Knight Riders won the game. Chennai Super Kings is currently at the bottom of the points table. Kolkata Knight Riders occupied fifth place on the points table now. The win in the game is mandatory for Kolkata Knight Riders as it will keep them close to the playoffs. Even CSK tasted a victory in the game, that will not help the team in any manner.
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders played 22 games in the Indian Premier League so far. Chennai Super Kings tasted victory in 13 games. Kolkata Knight Riders won 8 games. There is no result in one game.
Chennai Super Kings won their last game and are riding high with the success of the same. Young players are getting good opportunities and Ruthuraj Gaikwad has proved his talent in the last game. CSK bowlers aren’t performing well and it can be an advantage for Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR batsmen are playing well. Nitesh Rana, Morgan, Gil, and others are playing consistently. KKR bowlers Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine are in good form. If KKR wins this game, the tournament will be interesting.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Time: 7.30 PM IST