IPL: Match 33, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match Preview, Details, Pitch Report, Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders

The second game of the Sunday double header of the IPL is between the two teams who have the best spin department of this IPL. So, it’ll be interesting to see which team’s spinners come on top. Lets look at the preview and other details of this game.


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a rough season, losing three games in a row after two wins in three games. Their upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) doesn’t bode well for them, as CSK has won 17 out of their 26 meetings and has won five out of eight games played at Eden Gardens. KKR has struggled with their batting, especially at the top, with four different opening combinations in six matches. The pace bowling has also been a concern, with only nine wickets taken in six games.

In contrast, CSK seems to have fewer concerns, with most of their bases covered. Their openers have been strong, and the team has the best run rate in the first six overs so far in the tournament. However, the turnaround of 48 hours between matches and the rising temperature in Kolkata could pose a challenge for them. Despite injuries to some of their fast bowlers, Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande have stepped up to provide relief.


Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 33

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date: 23rd April 2023

Time: 7:30 PM


Teams batting first have won both matches at Eden Gardens this season, with three of the four innings scoring over 200 runs in this IPL. The pitch favors batsmen, but the April sun may assist spinners. A light shower on Sunday may lower the temperature.





Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, Litton Das(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Anukul Roy, Tim Southee, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, N Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Aarya Desai.

Probable XI: Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer/Suyash Sharma, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, RS Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu.

Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu/Matheesha Pathirana, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh.


Both matches at Eden Gardens saw high scores, with teams batting first winning each time. Dew played a part in the second innings, but seamers have had some success early on. If the chasing team can withstand that period, they might have an advantage. Considering the spin department of CSK and form of batters, CSK look favourites in this game.

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