IPL 2018 – Match 5 – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

Both these teams have played a game so far in IPL 2018, and both began on a winning note. Chennai Super Kings handed Mumbai a defeat at Wankhede, while Kolkata Knight Riders won their home game against RCB quite comfortably. Now, we’re looking at a match up between two of the best teams in the league, both of who have won the IPL title twice in the past.

Teams

Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the 2018 Indian Premier League, and this will turn out to be a big blow to the Chennai Super Kings, given how he won them the game against Mumbai. Suddenly, their middle order becomes weak with even Faf du Plessis missing the first game. However, Murali Vijay, who was out with a rib injury, is mostly going to be back, slotting into Jadhav’s place.


Kolkata bought the stylish batsman Nitish Rana at the IPL 2018 auction, and they would’ve been mighty proud of that decision, given the fact that he also gave them two wickets in their last game – those of ABD and Kohli :O Russell is a smasher of the cricket ball, who can tonk some big sixes after DK, Uthappa, Lynn, Narine and the rest set a good foundation.

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Captains/Keepers!

Mind you, both captains are also the wicket keepers for their respective teams, and both have exceptional cricket minds. While going on current form and confidence, Dinesh Karthik wins the point; MS Dhoni will certainly get an up on experience and tact. One of these captains will be India’s wicket keeper at the 2019 World Cup, so this will be an important match and overall an important season for the two of them. Who do you think will win?

Overall

I believe that along with Mumbai Indians, the Kolkata Knight Riders have one of the best squads in this season of the IPL, and I don’t think it’s going to be too tough to get past CSK. We saw CSK struggle with the bat in the last game, and with KKR’s wide range of spinning options, I expect the same to happen here in Game 5, and Kolkata Knight Riders to win. Expect a lot of googlies being bowled by the Knights!

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