When: 03 May 2018 | 08:00 PM Local
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Registering a win at Eden Gardens is never an easy task for visitors. However, with MS Dhoni as the leader, and Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, and Dwayne Bravo making up the army, any fortress looks assailable. The story will be similar to this when KKR will host CSK in the upcoming clash at their fortress.
Chennai Super Kings are comfortably sitting at the top of points table with 6 wins in their 8 matches and are almost a sure shot in the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders on the opposite are still struggling in keeping themselves apart from those slow starters who are almost certain of not making into the playoff. KKR is placed at 4th spot with 4 wins in 8 matches and would be looking for another win to improve their position.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Mitchell Johnson, Apoorv Wankhade, Tom Curran, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Cameron Delport, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill
MS Dhoni (c & wk), N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Mark Wood, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Kshitiz Sharma, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, KM Asif
Nitish Rana in KKR is subject to fitness. Apart from it, no changes are expected on both the sides. Here’s the probable playing 11 –
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
Well, the betting odds as per Bet365 are same for both sides-10/11. Maybe the home advantage is making Kolkata Knight Riders equal to Chennai Super Kings. The 10/11 here means if you place a 100 INR bet on CSK or KKR’s winnings you will get a return of 190.90.
Same is the case for toss winning betting odds. If you bet 100 INR on CSK or KKR winning the toss, you will get 190.90.
So, as per Bet365 KKR vs CSK who will win betting odds, it is an evenly poised game.
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Although the betting odds depict the upcoming clash as evenly poised, the visitors look a bit stronger in the picture. After returning back from two years of gap, they have played each game like a pro. Although they have a weak bowling line-up, their batting and fielding are definitely working out for them. In head to head battles also, CSK has an edge over KKR.
In 19 encounters, CSK has managed 12 wins. Also, in last 5 matches, KKR has lost 3 of it. So, stats clearly depict visitors having an upper hand but we need not to forget the home advantage KKR have with them. Also, rain is expected to make an appearance in the game which can have an adverse effect on the result.
However, as per our KOL vs CHE today match prediction, visitors will be favorite.